Open Kinect driver released: Microsoft IR/Camera device hacked for general use
Took about week since it’s release for someone to open it up and make it accessible to other devices.
We know this subsidized / commodity hardware can now be used for robotics, art, science, education and more. For $150 it’s loaded with tons of great sensors and cameras – now it’s unlocked for creativity. We expect to see a Chumby hacker board and/or BeagleBoard using a Kinect for it’s vision-system robot soon! Who knows FIRST robotics might use these for their next robotic competition.
Look for some interesting non-video games uses soon.