Kinect2Scratch allows data from the Microsoft Kinect controller be sent to Scratch, the programming language for kids from the MIT Media Laboratory.
Stephen Howell shows the Kinect to the audience at Scratch@MIT Conference 2012. Dr. Sugiura & Prof. Kishi are also pictured.
If you are teaching (or learning) Scratch, you might like to buy my new textbook titled Scratch from Scratch. I ship internationally, and although this book isn't about Kinect2Scratch, buying it supports development. Kinect2Scratch. There is another book due out soon which has some sections on Kinect2Scratch.Learn about Scratch from Scratch
I find it difficult to ask for money, especially because I want Kinect2Scratch to be free for kids, teachers and mentors to enjoy. Kinect2Scratch is free (and will remain so as long as I develop it). However, it has been much more popular than I imagined when I wrote it, and I get more requests for features and extra samples than I can handle. Kinect2Scratch is used in dozens of countries by teachers, parents and students. With thousands of downloads and lovely feedback, I want to continue making Kinect2Scratch. So far that's only been possible with continued support from my employer (who I'm grateful to for funding me to travel and show Kinect2Scratch abroad) and Microsoft, who supplied me with a Kinect for Windows.
If you want mention Kinect2Scratch in your documentation or posters, please use something like: "Kinect2Scratch was developed by Stephen Howell. It is available at http://scratch.saorog.com".
Here is an ignite talk (exactly 5 minutes, 15 slides) I gave last year.Watch Defuse Ignite Talk
I'm delighted to be speaking at the Galway Science and Technology Festival on Saturday morning, November 17th. More details available soon!