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Kibloc – Real time, distance based object tracking and counting using Kinect

This weekend hack is a small Kinect application - Kibloc is a physical object counter/tracker using Kinect.Update As Of Feb 1 2012: This article is explaining Version 1.0 Beta 2 APIs. How ever, now the Official 1.0 Kinect SDK For Windows is available, and there are changes from the Beta 2 API.Kinect for Windows SDK (Download) is pretty intuitive (I’m using Version 1.0 Beta 2 for this, so if you want to test this you should use Beta 2 APIs which is still available as a separate download and NOT the Version 1.0 APIs), and you may use the same to develop pretty cool applications using Microsoft Kinect. In this post, we’ll be focusing on implementing a quick real time blob counter using Kinect depth data, for counting and tracking objects in front of the sensor. This is a basic demo, but as you can imagine, this has got a couple of pretty hot real life use cases.  As a heads up, the source code is at http://kibloc.codeplex.com/ and keep it handy when you read along. Ensure you’ve the NuGe…

5 Awesome Learning Resources For Programmers (To help you and your kids to grow the geek neurons)

Happy New Year, this is my first post in 2012. I’ll be sharing few awesome learning resources I’ve bookmarked, and will be pointing out some specific computer/programming related courses I've found interesting from these resources.Also, thought about saving this blog post for my kids as well - instead of investing in these Child education schemes (though they are too small as of today, 2 years and 60 days respectively ). Anyway, personally my new year resolution is to see as much videos from this course collections (assuming I can find some free time in between my regular job && changing my babies diapers).1 – Khan AcademyAs I mentioned some time back, you and your kids are missing some thing huge if you havn’t heard about Khan Academy.  It is an awesome learning resource, especially if you want to re-visit your basics in Math, Science etc.With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 268 practice exercises, th…