The most common response to people seeing this display is, What the heck is that? Well, back in our media lab, we’ve been experimenting with an R&D project involving Kinect technology and an interactive volumetric display. As visitors pass into the range of the Kinect, their image is translated and displayed in the LED cube. Here’s a visual explanation of how it all works:

And here are some technical notes on what’s happening behind-the-scenes…

The volumetric display is a combination of a 10x10x16 LED matrix and Microsoft Kinect technology. Here, we have focused on creating volumetric imagery by using the depth camera to visualize information as a 3-dimensional display. To communicate with the LED cube and send information over the network, we used Microsoft .Net Micro Framework.

Meet the LED Cube

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