Technology March, 18th 2011 by Nick

Kinect used to control the Eye of Sauron

If you are a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings trilogy,  I’m sure you are familiar with the all seeing Eye of Sauron. Some UK techies started a DIY project and created their own Eye of Sauron, using a PC and a Puffersphere, controlled by the XBOX Kinect system.  The Puffersphere they used is a spherical display system from the company Pufferfish, loaded with the eye image and readied to rotate with the help of their own written software and the use of  the open source driver.

The techies uploaded a video of a giant eyeball that used the Kinect’s motion sensors to detect people walking around it. The eyeball could accurately follow every movement detected.

Pretty creepy and pretty frikkin’ awesome if you ask me. Now if only they could make it turn off when you remove your ring.

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