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Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by Palmr » 31 Jan 2011 23:52

Not too sure if anyone's interested, but here's a little something I wrote the other day instead of revising for finals:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXJb8kkngJQ

Not quite as fancy as a kinect as I don't have £120 to buy one or any spare depth sensing cameras around. This instead works with a cheap headset mic and a £10 webcam with crude audio frequncy analysis stuff and webcam chroma-key based steering wheel tracking.

Any suggestions or improvements for ways to procrastinate?

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Re: Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by SaTaNaSDiaBoLo » 01 Feb 2011 09:33

Guy, you're just crazy!! But in the good way ;)
It so fun to accelerate and brake with the sound of your voice imitating the engine and brake noises.
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Re: Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by Palmr » 02 Feb 2011 22:58

Thanks...I think :P

The accelerate/break thing was an afterthought as I realised with both hands busy, control speed was an issue without a foot pedal >.<

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Re: Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by gou1 » 03 Feb 2011 10:55

Amazing

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Re: Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by fastforza » 07 Feb 2011 10:17

This is brilliant, the voice controls are just amazing! :D
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Re: Webcam steering control, Kinect style

Post by Ant » 09 Feb 2011 04:58

I got an idea (although i'd have no idea how to implement it) on the top and bottom of your steering wheel, you could have a similar tracker that recognises when the top is tilted forward (accelerate) or when the bottom is tilted forward (brake)
That way, you wouldn't lose speed when you get out of breath :wink:

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