I am interested in making a game that relies on hand gestures being detected by a webcam. In search for how to go about this, I came across videos like this and this which used Open CV to detect hand gestures.
I then found this tutorial series on YouTube. In the process of working through it I learned a lot! Checkout the series if you want a great intro to Open CV.
Since this is one of the few times the only time I managed to keep a dev log, I present it below.
Also, here are the main videos in the tutorial series,
1 ~ 1st Object Recognition and Tracking program
2 ~ OpenCV 2.x Objects and Functions
5 ~ Emgu CV with C#
6 ~ Emgu CV with Visual Basic
7 ~ Face and Eye Detection
8 ~ Pedestrian Detection using Histogram of Oriented Gradients
9 ~ Shape Detection and Color Filtering
10 ~ Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
11 ~ Object Detection and Tracking via SURF (Speeded Up Robust Features)