Xbox 360 Kinect open source drivers released

vbimport

#1

Xbox 360 Kinect open source drivers released.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/11/wTdmBb.jpg[/newsimage]Days after a Microsoft Windows version of the Kinect drivers were released, a lone coder named Hector Martin released new open source drivers that offer a glimpse into what can be expected in the future.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-kinect-open-source-drivers-released-36423/](http://www.myce.com/news/xbox-360-kinect-open-source-drivers-released-36423/)


Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.

#2

I welcome and embrace the possibility to do more with your hard- and software than was initially intended to by the manufacturer, with the exception of doing harm of course.

I love these kinds of projects. I wonder if we will ever see Kinects used as a motion detecting security camera or as a simple interface where people’s infrared signatures are used as keys to unlock doors.


#3

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2556205]I love these kinds of projects. I wonder if we will ever see Kinects used … as a simple interface where people’s infrared signatures are used as keys to unlock doors.[/QUOTE]
That wouldn’t last very long … thieves would steal your security camera to use on their stolen xbox360’s :iagree:

It’s great to see the inspiration & dedication to extending hardware applications :slight_smile: