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Haskell interface to the Kinect
The following instructions assume you are installing in a Linux environment (specifically, Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit). It also assumes that you already have Haskell/GHC installed.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cmake sudo apt-get install git-core sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev sudo apt-get install libxmu-dev sudo apt-get install libxi-dev sudo apt-get install libcv-dev sudo apt-get install libhighgui-dev
To install the libfreenect library, first checkout the latest version of the source code from their github repository:
git clone https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect.git
Next, move into the source folder and build the library using cmake.
cd libfreenect mkdir build cd build cmake ..
sudo make install
Lastly, ensure you never have to run libfreenect code as an administrator by copying the included udev rules:
cd .. sudo cp platform/linux/udev/51-kinect.rules /etc/udev/rules.d
Installing this library
First check out the code:
git clone email@example.com:kevincon/freenect.git
Next, move into the folder and install using cabal:
cd freenect cabal install freenect.cabal
Installing the examples
In the freenect source folder:
cd examples cabal install examples.cabal
If you encounter errors, you may need to install the glut and juicypixels hackage packages:
cabal update cabal install glut cabal install juicypixels
You can also run these examples directly. First navigate to the src directory:
To run the RGB.hs program, which grabs an RGB video frame from the Kinect and saves it as a file called "output.bmp" in the same directory, run:
To run the GlutRGB.hs program, which displays the real-time RGB video stream from the Kinect in a window, run:
- Couple parts in the Haskell FFI do some mallocation, must add the necessary free()-equivalent calls.