The special Kinect sensor for Windows has been out for almost two weeks now, and I can imagine that some eager developers got their hands on the sensor. Still it might be a bit of a struggle to get going with the SDK and general programming stuff, so we found an excellent resource to get you going!

Kinect for Windows Quickstart Series

Channel 9 on the MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network) has a very nice resource page to get your started with all things Kinect SDK. These series of tutorials have clear videos on fundamentals and should get you ready to make your own applications. The following topics are covered:

  • Installing and Using the Kinect Sensor
  • Setting up your Development Environment
  • Camera Fundamentals
  • Working with Depth Data
  • Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals
  • Audio Fundamentals

You can watch all these videos by going to this page. Happy programming!

Source: msdn