Linux open source drivers for Xbox Kinect released

Summary:It didn't take long for the hacking community to come up with open source drivers for the Kinect ... no Xbox required!

It didn't take long for the hacking community to come up with open source drivers for the Kinect ... no Xbox required!

Adafruit offered a $3,000 bounty for open source Kinect drivers, and it's been won by a clever hacker called Hector Martin (@marcan42). The open source driver supports the RGB camera output and depth camera.

Well done Hector!!!

Topics: Microsoft, Linux, Open Source, Security

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