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Last week, open-source hardware developers Adafruit Industries offered $1,000 to the first person or team to complete the task. After Microsoft told CNET that it did not "condone the modification of its products," Adafruit upped the bounty to $2,000 and later $3,000. Now, Adafruit writes on its blog, a hacker named Hector has created the driver (see video below), and is taking home the three grand.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20022467-52.html

Looking forward to seeing the Kinect ported to all sorts of other neato game platforms, gear and other gadgets.
 

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Already there many cool ideas and projects popping up for open kinect!

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/coolest-kinect-hacks-our-favourite-motion-sensor-experiments-50001586/

There are many people dismissing the kinect as a fad or as inaccurate but it really is a incredible piece of tech, especially for $150, (including a game). Another unique thing about the kinect is Microsoft actually seems to be encouraging this open development, at least not discouraging it like in the past...

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20023614-75.html
 

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DJDiggler said:
Microsoft actually seems to be encouraging this open development, at least not discouraging it like in the past...
And I applaud them for quickly getting back on track with what consumers want. A sale is a sale, after all.
 
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