Kinect Open Source bounty offers $2000 for would-be Kinect hackers

   05/11/2010 at 09:03       Phil May       0 COMMENTS.
Source - Joystiq
 - Microsoft, Kinect, Xbox 360, Open source drivers, Two thousand simoleons

What can two thousand dollars buy you these days? A modest spec Apple desktop computer? A clapped out muscle car with too many miles on the clock? Who knows, but that's the prize up for grabs if you feel like hacking Microsoft's Kinect Motion Control System for use on other devices.

A collective known as Adafruit Industries are offering a $2,000 bounty to the first person to write a fully open/free set of drivers for the Kinect so that it can be used as a peripheral in other hardware projects.

The bounty started out as $1,000, but the Adafruit folks doubled it after a Microsoft spokesperson told online tech site CNet that they would "work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant."

Kinect on a PC manipulating stuff for presentations could be cool. Get to it, hackerbees.

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