Leap Motion Unboxing

Posted on April 3, 2013

On a whim, I signed up for the Leap Motion developer program a few weeks ago, hoping to score a free Leap Controller to toy around with.

I’d nearly forgotten about it until this showed up in the mail!

Surprise Leap Motion Controller

Surprise Leap Motion Controller

A few ideas I’m considering building:

  • ImageJ plugin to zoom in/out, pan and rotate 3D images
  • Goofy head tracking: have the Leap track a pencil taped to glasses
  • Lie detector. “Raise your right hand to the Leap. Do you swear to tell the truth…”
  • Proximity detector to wake your computer screen as soon as you sit down
  • Hands free mouse. Especially useful for looking up stuff in lab without taking off my gloves. Or while cooking. Or while performing open-heart surgery.
  • Gesture-controlled RaspberryPi jukebox.

More to come.