Kinect open source driver demo. WE HAVE A WINNER – Open Kinect driver(s) released – Winner will use $3k for more hacking – PLUS an additional $2k goes to the EFF! November 10, 2010 AT 2:51 pm 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 – Here’s my take on the Kinect driver. Supports depth and RGB images and displays them on an OpenGL window. We have verified that it works and have a screenshot from another member in the hacking community (thanks qdot!) 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). What’s next? We know this subsidized / commodity hardware can now be used for robotics, art, science, education and more. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.
The bounty is now $3k – “Software giant says engineer’s linking of camera-based system to Windows 7 PC does not constitute hacking” November 8, 2010 AT 11:01 pm This is silly, so now we’ve made it $3k – “Software giant says engineer’s linking of camera-based system to Windows 7 PC does not constitute hacking“… “Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked–in any way–as the software and hardware that are part of Kinect for Xbox 360 have not been modified.
What has happened is someone has created drivers that allow other devices to interface with the Kinect for Xbox 360. The creation of these drivers, and the use of Kinect for Xbox 360 with other devices, is unsupported. We strongly encourage customers to use Kinect for Xbox 360 with their Xbox 360 to get the best experience possible.” Previously: Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products,” a company spokesperson told CNET. The Open Kinect project – THE OK PRIZE – get $3,000 bounty for Kinect for Xbox 360 open source drivers. November 4, 2010 AT 3:40 pm Hi from team Adafruit, we’re going to do our first ever “X prize” type project.
Hack the Kinect for Xbox 360 and claim the $2,000 bounty! NOW $3,000 What is Kinect? Kinect for Xbox 360, or simply Kinect (originally known by the code name Project Natal (pronounced /nəˈtɒl/ nə-tahl)), is a “controller-free gaming and entertainment experience” by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 video game platform, and may later be supported by PCs via Windows 8. What is the hardware? The Kinect sensor is a horizontal bar connected to a small base with a motorized pivot, and is designed to be positioned lengthwise below the video display.
How does it work? Sound cool? Our first Kinect hack – hello world with the motors. Kinect on Adafruit industries blog. Openkinect. OpenKinect Wiki. Gallery. KinectHacks.net - Kinect hacking news and community. Nicolas Burrus Homepage - Kinect Rgb Demo. Kinect tear down - I FixIt Yourself. Kinect tear down - adafruit. November 4, 2010 AT 6:59 pm – very relevant to our interests!
The design is very modular, and replacing individual components (like the motor) when they fail shouldn’t be a problem. No soldering required to disassemble. Microsoft used four kinds of screws, including some hated security bits: T6, T10, T10 security, and Phillips #0. Without a service manual, repair will be quite a challenge. Related Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Open Kinect Contest: $2000 in prizes. I’m starting a contest for people that do cool things with a Kinect.
See the details below. Before I joined Google, I was a grad student interested in topics like computer vision, motion self-tracking, laser scanners–basically any neat or unusual sensing device. That’s why I was so excited to hear about the Kinect, which is a low-cost ($150) peripheral for the Xbox. The output from a Kinect includes: - a 640×480 color video stream. - a 320×240 depth stream. Depth is recovered by projecting invisible infrared (IR) dots into a room. But you should really watch the whole video to get a feel for what the Kinect is doing. - the Kinect has a 3-axis accelerometer. - the Kinect also has a controllable motor to tilt up and down plus four microphones. What’s even better is that people have figured out how to access data from the Kinect without requiring an Xbox to go with it. OpenKinect. 3D Video Capture with Kinect. Chaîne de okreylos. Reflection - Prototype.
Illuminous. Microsoft Kinect in Blender - Realtime Point Cloud Demonstration. Matlab IMAQ Adaptor for the Kinect Sensor. Kinect Titty Tracker. Play Classical Chinese Music on Kinect (使用Kinect彈奏中國古代音樂) Kinect - MIDI controller. Multitouch with hacked Kinect. Kinect Touch wall - Windows mouse.