I’m doing some research with a Kinect, but there’s a bit of a snag: it’s kind of tethered to an outlet. I looked around, and several universities have made the Kinect portable, but all of them gut it in some way. The simplest seemed to take under $10 in components, but involved stripping the wires and reconnecting them to a new connector. I might be able to do it, but it’s moot since I’m not really allowed to mutilate any of it (and we can’t afford to replace it if I kill it). It shouldn’t take too much power, it looks like 6 AA batteries can run it for about 6 hours of continuous use.
Are there any cheap battery packs with an outlet? I don’t care too much if they’re rechargeable or not. I’ve been looking around, and all I can find are things in the $100+ range, which seems a tad excessive, considering the ad-hoc solution is, as mentioned, under $10 not including the AA batteries.