kinect and sentry project

Jul 27, 2011 at 6:48 AM

curious if you guys have heard of another project that has been in the works? www.thesentryproject.com very similar to this one. I imagine that if the webcam and cameras were swapped out to use the kinect's camera it would actually perform alot better. Check it out.

Jul 30, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Nope. What he's doing is the best way to do it. The kinect is crap when it comes to things like this for these reasons: Range is WAY TOO SHORT. 15-20ft or whatever it is is crap. Not anywhere near good enough. Reason 2: since it uses IR light to detect the distance of objects it doesn't work out doors. Which makes it crap again. You could probably make some sort of cheap, cheesy, retarded thing with it that only works indoors as long as the target was 15ft away or less.... but that would be crap.

Aug 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Have you considered setting up Bluetooth Paring so when a specific Device ID is connected it won't fire at that person entering the room?  This way it will automatically engage when the person is not in the room and disengage when the person is there.  Just a thought.