Kinect Prototype?

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  1. Jerry Yin

    Jerry Yin Rising Member

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    One of my friends gives me two units shown in the picture, one of them had broken FPC connector. It looks like a Kinect early prototype, but I'm not sure about it. I don't have any information about these unit yet, anyone know please tell me.

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    It need external power, the fan spin, but that's it, no other action, maybe voltage not high enough?

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    I took apart one of these units, it seems like a new kinect, but I'm not sure.

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    The date printed on the PCB bords shows that the units comes out no earlier than 2010, so.........any ideas?
     
  2. Shadha

    Shadha Rising Member

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    If that is a Kinect proto, then YOU ARE DAMN LUCKY! never seem something like that
     
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    Yeah, I believe they were first or something to start producing them but it almost sounds like a company in germany took over? Idk dont take my word on it but from what i have read i think that may be the case, I love Kinect, still play about daily but dont know to much about the history except they made some pretty jank designs! Treasure thoes puppies
     
  6. Shadha

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    But at the same time id has an SD card slot? maybe for addons or new game type or perhaps its a microsoft camera beta? Who knows. I am relatively new to all this still and so I am finding it all super fascinating and been reading alot..
     
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    The board image with the broadcom chip looks an awful lot like a raspberry pi type device, but it is missing the chip in the center(?)

    I know very little about XB1 stuff but I would guess they could be very very early XB1 kinect protos. (long before more customized boards were made for the later protos closer to production like this one https://assemblergames.com/threads/xbox-one-kinect-prototype.66472/ )

    I also wonder if these are maybe some type of "lifecam" prototype for their web cam lineup...

    either way, they look to be setup to accept firmware/software flashing by the development team.

    Whatever they are , very cool!!
     
  8. Jerry Yin

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    It also got a micro HDMI port on it, I haven't try that yet.
     
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