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Microsoft Kinect hacked already

Posted on Monday, November 08 2010 @ 14:40:43 CET by

Last week Adafruit Industries offered a $2,000 reward to any individual or group that could develop an open-source driver for Microsoft's Kinect motion controller. Neowin reports it didn't take long until someone figured out how to control the motor of the Kinect in Windows 7:
Late last week it was reported that a New-York based company; Adafruit Industries were offering $2000 to any individual or group that could develop an open source Kinect driver hack that could bring the technology to other platforms outside of Xbox360.

Today, it was announced that someone has successfully done exactly that task. The outcome was fairly inevitable although the time taken is what is leaving many speechless. Kinect was released three days ago in the United States and is still yet to be released in Europe.
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