A video circulating on the Web today shows what's possible when pairing the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor with a projector. In this hack, Elliot Woods of Kimchi and Chips demonstrates some rudimentary projection mapping.
Kinect Hadouken from Elliot Woods:
Projection Mapping has been used mostly by installation artists and advertisers in the recent past, and at a relatively high material cost and an even higher labor cost.
The installation shown under, for e.g., was relatively small in scale when compared to some of the massive budget advertising projects done in 2010. It took only six days for a team of about eight people to create, but it still required a $90,000 projector with its own generator to pull it off. And to top it off, it's not an interactive piece.
Integrated Visions Projection Mapping (Stationary View):
While Kimchi and Chips are themselves an art and design firm, their solution differs in that it can be depoloyed entirely with consumer hardware, effectively breaking projection mapping out of the "installation" mold and showing it can also be widely deployable.