Adafruit Ups Kinect Hack Bounty To $3,000 Just To Spite Microsoft

As you recall, the folks behind Arduino are offering a $2,000 bounty for an open source hack of the Microsoft Kinect. They’ve just upped their bounty to $3,000 after Microsoft claimed that the initial hack we saw over the weekend wasn’t a real “modification” of the Kinect device.

When they saw the video, Microsoft said:

“Kinect for Xbox 360 has not been hacked–in any way–as the software and hardware that are part of Kinect for Xbox 360 have not been modified. What has happened is someone has created drivers that allow other devices to interface with the Kinect for Xbox 360. The creation of these drivers, and the use of Kinect for Xbox 360 with other devices, is unsupported. We strongly encourage customers to use Kinect for Xbox 360 with their Xbox 360 to get the best experience possible.”

So get hacking, Linux driver writers. Adafruit needs your hax!

via Adafruit