Hackers have found unorthodox uses for Kinect ever since it launched last November, but most of them have been pretty silly or esoteric, like creating a virtual puppet show or 3D image of the objects in a room.
But this hack by a young man who calls himself Mike (or Nitrogen online) is actually useful: he places a Kinect in the corner of his living room and wires it up to a home automation system that controls his lights. As he walks around the room, Kinect sees where is is and turns lights on and off accordingly.
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