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Hacking the Kinect (Technology in Action) 2012th Edition

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Builder, botter, hacker and dreamer, Jeff Kramer (@Qworg) is a Research Programmer and roboticist at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC).
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Product Details

  • Series: Technology in Action
  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2012 edition (April 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430238674
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430238676
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,377,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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First, the book uses OpenKinect to use the Kinect Device.
The book has some nice chapters. In special the two chapters in Point Cloud Library (PCL) , Voxelization and Multiple Kinects.
It also has good tips for the installation of some of this opensource libraries.

The problem with the book, is that goes all over the place. If you want this book as a reference, then buy it. You could also use it as your first book for Kinect.

Why do I say it goes all over the place?
One example is in chapter 7, out of the blue, opengl appears. There are many examples like this. For example, in chapter 2, while talking about the hardware, it talks about using it with arduino.

This is why I think this book serves better as an addition to you kinect library more than your first kinect book.

If you are using the Kinect SDK, I do recommend Programming with the Kinect for Windows SDK.
I'm waiting to receive Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide. It may be even better, but I don't know yet. I will review this book later in march 2013.
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I think it's a good reference for those who doesn't want to use the official Programming for Kinect. I think it's a good alternative.
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