Opensource Kinect Driver

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Nov 11, 2010

Opensource Kinect Driver by Kwartel at 1:10 PM (1,700 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Kwartel
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    WE HAVE A WINNER – Open Kinect driver(s) released – Winner will use $3k for more hacking – PLUS an additional $2k goes to the EFF! That’s right – We have a winner for the $3k bounty for Open source drivers for the Xbox Kinect. Hector sent us an email, He writes -[/p]
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    We have verified that it works and have a screenshot from another member in the hacking community (thanks qdot!) who was also able to use the code. Congrats to Hector! He’s running all this on a Linux laptop (his code works with OpenGL) and doesn’t even have an Xbox!
    Hector has decided to invest this bounty into hacking tools and devices for a group of people he works with closely (e.g. iPhone Dev Team members, Wii hacker team Team Twiizers, and a few others). They don’t have much expendable income to buy tools and devices to hack, and sometimes this hobby can be a bit expensive, this will be a good investment that will allow them to hack more and newer devices.
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    What’s next? If you’d like to keep hacking there is a Google Group called “OpenKinect Google Group” – 100+ people and we’ve published our data dumps, our hello world motor code and now there is code/drivers from Hector (marcan).

    We know this subsidized / commodity hardware can now be used for robotics, art, science, education and more. For $150 it’s loaded with tons of great sensors and cameras – now it’s unlocked for creativity. We expect to see a Chumby hacker board and/or BeagleBoard using a Kinect for it’s vision-system robot soon! Who knows FIRST robotics might use these for their next robotic competition.

    BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!

    In addition to the $3k bounty we are ALSO going to donate $2,000 to the EFF (http://www.eff.org/). They defend our digital rights, our right to hack, reverse engineer and do things like this project. From the start of this effort Microsoft said they were going to “work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant” – if they did (or still plan to) the EFF would likely be our only hope (yours too). If you’d like to make sure we can all continue to hack, tinker and mod please consider donating to the EFF as well.[/p]

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    The second one, BUT Marcan isn't selfish and gives it away to the world!
     
  2. Maz7006

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    hmmm sounds interesting.
     
  3. shlong

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    That is pretty cool... :3
    Soon, if I but a Kinect, I'll be able to play Minesweeper with my hands x3
     
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    m$ gonna be super pissed now
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    This shall grant my robot.... sight [​IMG]
     
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    skynet here we come...... [​IMG]
     
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    that would be awesome if this was like the cybernetic hand from terminator. i am getting to my choppa now but first i need your clothes your boots and your motorcycle.
     
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    I doubt it. This honestly gave me more interest in Kinect than all of Microsoft's paid advertising and hype has.
     
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    this
     
  12. Midna

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    Microsoft already made some slightly threatening public comments about this project, under the pretense that it's dangerous to tamper with Kinect hardware.
     
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    Hector is a good man... not being SO greedy as M$!!! Piss off M$ ....
     
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    too bad it still has lag issues [​IMG]
     
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    Doh! I bet third parties won't be happy when they encourage hacking of their devices. Even if it doesn't affect sales!
     
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    well so much for m$ protecting their device,
     
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    they asked for it, though. [​IMG]
     
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    So this is what happens when you make a device that can read on light skin. BOOYA!!!
     
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    Of course it is. As said already, it's the pre-cursor to Terminators.
     

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