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Kinect Drivers Beginning to Appear

Category: General News
Posted: 06:32PM

With the recent release of the Kinect, it was only a matter of time before it would be usable on desktop systems. It didn't take long, and two drivers are already in the works. The NUI Group is working on a Windows driver and SDK to take full advantage of the Kinect functionality. They plan to release their work as open source after receiving $10,000 in donations. However, Hector Martin was able to gain access to the IR and RGB cameras within three hours, and has made his code publicly available. The functionality is pretty limited for now, but it is a great start. Follow the link for a video of it in action.

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Speedway on November 10, 2010 08:30PM
Nice find Cheese! I was very impressed with the videos I have seen of the Kenectimals on the 360. I will probably be getting one now, for this so my little man can go crazy with it. Nice to see the hacker community doing thier part to get this onto the PC!
bilcliff on November 11, 2010 03:46AM
i saw something related the other day about Adafruit Industries offering a $2,000 bounty for the first person to hack it and release the open-source drivers link: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372268,00.asp

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