This is pretty cool. The magician Moulla shows a pretty cool card trick using a hacked Kinect. Check the video below to see it. But the cool thing is the idea of integrating motion devices and apps as part of a physical performance. I have a feeling we may see more and more of this. Now there are tons of vids with cool hacks out these, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used as a prop for a magic trick. I’m sure we will see more just like this… And I’m good with it.
The trick was created using 2 free software applications:
1. 3DVIA Studio for 3D development (http://www.3dvia.com/studio)
2. FAAST toolkit to connect the hardware (http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/
Here is the vid…