Bounty Offered for Open Kinect Driver by Adafruit Industries
Update: KinectMan2 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!
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Hahaha Awesome.. this should be good.
Why can't someone do this for the move...
WRONG for the second time. PS Eye uses the techniques combined from the Wii and Kinect.
Wii: It has accelerometers inside of the unit so its much more precise!
Kinect: The bulb on your move controller is constantly being tracked by the PSEye.
PSEye has an HD camera inside while Kinect only uses 640*480. It lacks support of dark rooms and the light diode is possibly dangerous for your eye!
And for sound its much more precise. Because they have a bigger range they can "hear" with.
finally something better for x360
This page: code.google.com/p/moveonpc/ is a project of developing move on the PC, they have already got a driver working for the navigation controller, and they have released the source to allow RGB values to be attached to the glowing part.
Values can also be read from the device from its axis, all that needs to happen now is someone to combine the camera depth field, but its coming along nicely.
Nice, that should be on site news
Too bad that one doesn't come with $2K