Want to Hack the Kinect? Microsoft Says it’s Okay.

The device formerly known as “Project Natal”, has already hit the 2.5 million sales mark. With that many sold, someone was bound to be curious enough to try and hack the Kinect. For one, there is not a Microsoft proprietary connection, which means it uses a standard USB connection that can connect to any computer with a USB port. Now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Ok, I’m sure Microsoft has some sort of security protocol in place in the hardware/software so that the Kinect can’t be hacked?” Wrong. Microsoft actually condones messing with it. Don’t believe me? Check out what Microsoft spokesperson Alex Kipman told NPR’s Ira Flatlow in a recent interview. Microsoft does not have a problem with people using open-sourced drivers to experiment with the Kinect. With that being said, check out some videos of what people have done so far:

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Dueling Kinects from flight404 on Vimeo.

Kinect Kart from Dominick D’Aniello on Vimeo.

Kinect Titty Tracker from Dan Wilcox on Vimeo.

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