XBOX 360 KINECT
How to connect the XBOX 360 Kinect motion sensing device
The Kinect is a full body motion sensing input device by Microsoft. The
has two cameras and an infrared projector. The left camera is infrared
(320×240) and the center camera is color (640×480).
It has four separate microphones, three on the right side and one on
the left side. The Kinect uses proprietary middleware
developed by PrimeSense, the company that developed the hardware in the
Kinect. The sensor can be placed in front of your TV just below the
screen or on
top above the screen.
Does The Kinect Work?
The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a motorized base
that sits somewhere above or below the player’s television
set. Built into the bar is an RGB camera, a multi-array microphone, and
a depth sensor. These three elements combined allow the Kinect to
perform 3D motion capture and facial and voice recognition. Basically,
if the player moves, the Kinect can track it, and convert those motions
into data used to control Kinect-ready games and features.
Standing in front of the device, your movements are picked up and used
to interact with the game playing in the XBOX 360. One or two people
play. The sensor device connects to XBOX 360 with USB cable. Since XBOX
360 has 3 USB ports, plug into the rear port. If you are using the rear
port for wireless, unplug, attach the supplied extension cable and plug
into a front USB port. The Kinect
comes with an A/C adapter also for older XBOX 360. Cost is about $125.
If you do not currently own an Xbox, buying the bundle of Xbox 360 S
console and Kinect will save
Connection of Kinect
The newer XBOX 360 consoles have a special port for connecting the
Kinect. This port is basically a USB port but with power enough to
supply the Kinect without using the A/C adapter. Connect the supplied
cord from Kinect device to the Xbox 360's Kinect port. No power adapter
Kinect cord which connects to Xbox 360 S. Notice the slanted edge on
Kinect port on newer Xbox 360 marked AUX just above the Ethernet port.
For older XBOX 360
consoles, you use a regular USB port and also plug in the A/C adapter
to the wall outlet to supply enough power to the Kinect. Microsoft says
the Kinect will work with any Xbox 360 console. However, some older
Xbox users report overheating issues with their consoles after
connecting Kinect causing the red ring of death console fault. See the
information in the following link: http://www.squidoo.com/xbox-troubleshooting-red-ring-of-death-fix
Power adapter, USB connector and
Kinect connector for older Xbox 360
uses cutting-edge technology
to obtain comprehensive 3D data and analyze what's going on
inside a room, including a camera for taking pictures and recognizing
faces, 3D depth sensors to track and mirror body movements in the video
game, as well as built-in microphone to respond to your voices. With
Kinect, you are the controller. Jump, duck, and spin your way along
the game. So get off the couch and move. Kinect remembers voices and
faces and you can play with friends on Xbox LIVE. Chat from one XBOX
360 to another.
Kinect action - interact with games.
Go bowling, play ping pong,
exercise and more.
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The Kinect attaches to the XBOX and the XBOX attaches to your TV.