We built Kinect to revolutionize the way you play games and how you experience entertainment. But along the way, people started using Kinect in ways we never imagined. From helping children with autism, to helping doctors in the operating room, people are taking Kinect beyond games. And that’s what we call the Kinect Effect.
A few reporters and friend-of-friends have told us that the Kinect bounty, along with the projects made with the open drivers completely threw a wrench in the Microsoft machine. They never expected anyone would do all these amazing things with the Kinect *without* Microsoft. They’ve since promised not to sue us or anyone in the open community, they’ve developed a SDK (one somewhat free, the other – unknown). The cool thing is – it doesn’t matter how we all got here, only that cool creative works are getting out there and open tools led the way.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.