Kitchen Budapest

We have always dreamed of flying - but we don't have wings… only Kinects :) Kinect Wings is a gesture controller for Tiny Wings.

Tiny Wings is an incredibly popular and cute iPhone game made by Andreas Illiger. A little bird wants to fly, but his wings are tiny. By using the beautiful hills, he can build up enough speed to fly until the night comes.

We use Synapse to capture the body position of the player with Kinect. It sends the position of the hands to a Processing sketch via OSC, which communicates with an Arduino, handling the tiny servo and capacitive stylus. When the stylus touches the iPhone, the tiny bird flies down to use the hills as jumps.

Bálint Ferenczi, Zoltán Csík-Kovács & Krisztián Gergely hacked and played with Kinect Wings.

Music: Tiny Wings theme music © Andreas Illiger 2011

Thanks to Dorka Meleg for testing & flying with Kinect Wings

Made at Kitchen Budapest in 2012, at a shiny friday afternoon :)

If you want to make your own Kinect Wings you will find the codes and instructions needed here:


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