Microsoft Kinect hacked for Android compatibility

February 14, 2011
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The details are scant on this hack with the geek behind the deed not offering up any details on how he managed to get the Kinect working on the Android platform. Still the feat is impressive and it's turning out that the Kinect is a very hackable device indeed.

The video below shows the guy running the Kinect on the Android device he is using featuring the Armadillo brand and the Kinect is reading depth information. The Kinect doesn't appear to do anything at this point other than read the data and show the video it is seeing on the screen of the tablet.

I can see this being an interesting way to control games and other things once the system is fine tuned. We hope that the guy offers up the code that he used to get the Kinect working on the Android device so others can play along.

Via Kinect Hacks [Thanks Robert!]


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