We've been eagerly following the stories of enterprising hackers getting Microsoft's Kinect to work outside its native Xbox environment, much to the annoyance of Team Ballmer. Just last week, someone got a Kinect to run on a Mac via OS X and display its captured images. Then someone else threw BoxCloud into the mix, allowing the Kinect output to be displayed as cubes with depth-based detail.
Now for the "Next Generation:" adding an iPad to the mix to allow control of "planes of interest" on the screen and adjust zoom using the iPad's accelerameter. Watch the demo:
[Via Mac Stories]