How OpenNI Nearly Spoiled The Show

So, for the last few months I’ve taken a break from the PhD to do some work for a theatre show for The Border Project, Half Real. There’s a lot of technology in the show. In particular, most of the set is projected, and we are using a Microsoft Kinect to track the actors on … Continue reading How OpenNI Nearly Spoiled The Show

Kinect on Ubuntu with OpenNI

UPDATE¬†October¬†2015: Verified working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 15.04! I’ve spent all this morning trying to talk to the Microsoft Kinect using OpenNI. As it turns out, the process is not exceptionally difficult, it’s just there doesn’t seem to be any up to date documentation on getting it all working. So, this post should fill … Continue reading Kinect on Ubuntu with OpenNI

Latex, Texlipse, and EPS Figures

I’m currently in the early stages of writing my PhD thesis. I’m writing it using LaTeX, and I’m trying to get the perfect build system and editing environment going. Yesterday I had a look at Texlipse, a plugin for Eclipse. There was one problem: EPS figures didn’t work. In newish versions of Latex, if you … Continue reading Latex, Texlipse, and EPS Figures