Looking into using Kinect for Home Automation RRS feed

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  • I'm not sure if this is the right section for this question, but here I go.

    I am looking into potentially using a Kinect for my home automation project (I'm using Voxcommando). It should be said that I am not a programmer. I was wondering if there is a program that comes with the Kinect, or one that I can download, that enables me to make my own custom gestures (without having to write any codes because, you know, I'm not a programmer) which execute particular commands. The major use I want the Kinect for is with controlling my av receivers volume. 

    I'm hoping to be pointed in the right direction to see if I can actually accomplish this. If I can do this I will eventually like to add gesture commands for manipulating maps and such. 


    - Ricky

    • Edited by RickyD3 Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:42 AM
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:41 AM

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  • The voice-activated home control software CastleOs uses the Kinect as a microphone and, I think, as an occupancy sensor.  I don't think it interprets gestures.  Google "CastleOs" to find their site.
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:22 PM