Bounty on Microsoft Kinect

Adafruit is hosting an “X-prize” style competition where they are offering a $2,000 bounty for anyone who can create an Open-Source driver for the Microsoft Kinect game peripheral (reminds me of MR’s Xbox Linux prize but on a smaller scale). Lots of details about the competition and what Kinect is at this link.

Sounds like a fun project, just wish I had the time!

8 Responses to “Bounty on Microsoft Kinect”

  1. […] bunnie’s blog Tags: Bounty, Kinect, Microsoft Posted in Game Development […]

  2. Roastbeef says:

    I’d like to ask your blog readers for a bit of help. I’m trying to find a datasheet or spec for a Panasonic GRiTT display controller chip. It’s been discontinued and the US Panasonic folks have been unable to find the datasheet.

    The exact part number is “MN677611 GRiTT-1A”.

    There’s a series of very cool hacks coming if I can get this working.

  3. mousey says:

    Roastbeef: in this case I believe that Panasonic == Matsushita

  4. itwerx says:

    @RoastBeef – searching on either of those part numbers returns several hits on the first page of results with different PDFs from detailing various aspects of the chip. What exactly are you needing?

  5. Roastbeef says:

    @itwerx – All of those hits (at least all of them i’ve seen) go to a PDF of either the first page of the data-sheet or of a one-page technical preview.

    I’m looking for datasheet detailing the registers in the device so that I can write a emulator for the chip.

  6. Albert says:

    Bunnie, have you seen this?

  7. I have to admit, I’ve been a huge Venture Natal/Kinect sceptic ever because it was introduced with that sham Milo walkthrough and an awful lot of hyperbole. I’ve been trying to keep an open thoughts however the various rumours which have circulated about space, lighting and multiplayer issues have been a trigger for concern. The advertising and marketing choice that Microsoft took to put this in the hands of mainstream journalists and celebrities quite than anybody who actually has experience and experience writing about gaming was extremely worrying.