has now posted a video (below) of a non-open source version he did, and Marcan Tweeted
he did the same with his open-source libfreenect
as well. Below are the videos!
With the recent Kinect release for XBox 360, a bounty has been offered by Adafruit Industries for an open-source Kinect driver.
The challenge found on Adafruit's Web site
states the following, to quote:
What do we (all) want?
Open source drivers for this cool USB device, the drivers and/or application can run on any operating system - but completely documented and under an open source license. To demonstrate the driver you must also write an application with one "window" showing video (640 x 480) and one window showing depth. Upload all of this to GitHub.
How get the bounty ($2,000 USD)
Anyone around the world can work on this, including Microsoft
Upload your code, examples and documentation to GitHub. First person / group to get RGB out with distance values being used wins, you're smart - you know what would be useful for the community out there.
All the code needs to be open source and/or public domain. Email us a link to the repository, we and some "other" Kinect for Xbox 360 hackers will check it out - if it's good to go, you'll get the $2,000 bounty!