The Kinect platform and the awesome technology it represents is breaking new ground each day. The hacks get more and more sophisticated, and there seems to be no limit to what can be achieved with it. Some go for that really futuristic user interface, while others create games and pretty much try to find new uses for the Kinect features. However, some programmers and designers try to bring another level of awesomeness to the platform by replicating things we’ve seen in movies. There are plenty of those hacks around, but the one I am going to focus on today is far cooler than the ones we have previously presented here on Bit Rebels.
This one is all about Star Wars, and the iconic segment where Han Solo gets frozen down in carbonite to serve as a wall piece. The scene is one of the most memorable in the whole Star Wars series, and there have been many incarnations of it. The last one was of course the Steve Jobs In Carbonite iPhone case that I wrote about a couple of days ago. It is a truly mesmerizing case that was taken off the market not too long ago.
This Kinect hack; however, is likely not to be taken off the grid even though you could probably fit your average Steve Jobs in there. The hack is one of the coolest I have seen in a while, and it’s quite simple in the way it’s used. The core program for it probably isn’t too simple though. It performs a scan of the object in front of the Kinect cameras, and out of the data it creates a three dimensional carbonite block with the object frozen inside of it. So if you ever wanted to be frozen down in carbonite, this is your chance. I don’t know if the hack is available for download, or if it is a closed development project. In my opinion it’s freaking cool!