Tonight I spent several hours playing around with the Kinect OpenNI library and Processing - and boy oh boy did I work on some cool stuff!! Above is a 3D point cloud of me standing in my room, created from data extrapolated from the Kinect's depth image.
I can't even contain the amount of incredible ideas that are racing through my head on how I can apply this to real-world applications. I feel that I've reached a point in my learning and personal development where the complexity and scope of my projects is going to literally explode. Two months ago, I wouldn't have ever imagined that I'd be working as the lead developer on an open-source 3D DLP printing software project or doing contract pyrotechnics work. Ever since I left school back in January, I've been doing nothing but pursuing my passion, and ever since then things have been falling into place for me and I've gotten to follow it even further (Yes, I believe in the Law of Attraction). I'm willing to bet that a year from now, I'll be working on things that I couldn't even imagine doing now. Check back often, because I have a ton of awesome things in the works!