Playing and controlling Atari 2600 Missile command using your hands as motion controls

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Playing and controlling Atari 2600 Missile command using your hands as motion controls

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Hi,
This is a cool project of controlling Atari 2600 Missile command using your hands and fingers as motion controls
The hands “creates” a virtual joystick on air that can impact the movement and the shooting of the player.

The link for the video is : https://youtu.be/6-gNiK2leZ8

The project is based on Python, OpenCV , and Mediapipe

The goal of the project was to create a functionality that replaces the traditional Atari 2600 joystick with our hands and fingers position using a camera .
The code estimate the position of each hands , and calculate the X,Y axis to simulate directions and shooting, That transforms it to an action.

The project also combines : pose estimation of the hands and fingers gesture, capturing the game image and sound , and merge it into a new window as one visual game (keeping the original sound).

I added a link for the code in the video description, so you can download and enjoy it.

Enjoy
Eran
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