An Independent Blog about Leap Motion
  • Escape Velocity Leap Motion Game
    Escape Velocity: for one or two players Escape Velocity: for one or two players

    Escape Velocity: for one or two players

Escape Velocity: for one or two players

We previously talked about the feeling of “flying” when using Leap Motion with Google Earth. In here.com, Nokia even added a paper airplane to increase that feeling. In Escape Velocity, a new game for the Leap Motion Controller, it’s all about flying a combat airplane on a mission. (more…)

  • paper plane leap motion
    Fly a paper airplane at Here.com Fly a paper airplane at Here.com

    Fly a paper airplane at Here.com

Fly a paper airplane at Here.com

Now you can have a personal mapping experience powered by Nokia on their site Here.com, where you’ll also be able to test your Leap Motion. It resembles what you can already do with Google Maps, although in this case you’ll be flying a paper airplane while you navigate the skies of the world. (more…)

  • Leap Motion Dev Kit
    Leap Motion review: first impressions (dev kit) Leap Motion review: first impressions (dev kit)

    Leap Motion review: first impressions (dev kit)

Leap Motion review: first impressions (dev kit)

So I finally received my own Leap Motion Controller (developer’s kit) to allow me to test it and play with it. I had a “pre-experience” last March though, during SXSW in Austin (Texas), but having it home is a whole different thing. (more…)

  • arduino_uno_leap_motion
    What’s Arduino? Interact with real world objects What’s Arduino? Interact with real world objects

    What’s Arduino? Interact with real world objects

What’s Arduino? Interact with real world objects

Arduino, in case you haven’t heard about it, is an open-source prototyping platform intended to create interactive objects or environments in the physical world. By using this technology, you can control lights, motors or, in our current example, a labyrinth toy. (more…)

  • Jetpack-Joyride-Leap-Motion
    Playing Jetpack Joyride with Leap Motion Playing Jetpack Joyride with Leap Motion

    Playing Jetpack Joyride with Leap Motion

Playing Jetpack Joyride with Leap Motion

Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios is one of my favorite games. I’ve played it on my iPhone, iPad and Playstation Vita. There’s also a version for Windows 8, which was used by these developers to test the GestIT library and play the game with Leap Motion. (more…)

  • Leap-Motion-game--Lego
    Augmented Toy for Leap Motion, by Pixel Potatoe Augmented Toy for Leap Motion, by Pixel Potatoe

    Augmented Toy for Leap Motion, by Pixel Potatoe

Augmented Toy for Leap Motion, by Pixel Potatoe

Today we found this early experiment from a developer, where he uses a Lego crane to move the arm and reflect its action on the screen, using the Leap Motion Controller. This seems to be an early approach to a very good idea: playing Lego with Leap Motion. (more…)

  • Leap Motion Controller
    Evolution of Leap Motion Controller Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

    Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

Evolution of Leap Motion Controller

When I first saw the Leap Motion Controller (more than a year ago, when it was first announced), I expected it to be as big as a Jawbone JAMBOX speaker. It seems it wasn’t that far from reality. At least at that point. Now, after quite some time, it’s as big as a USB Flash Drive. (more…)

  • Control Spotify with Leap Motion
    Control Spotify with Leap Motion Control Spotify with Leap Motion

    Control Spotify with Leap Motion

Control Spotify with Leap Motion

GestSynch┬áis a Leap Motion app that helps you control Spotify with the Leap Motion controller. You close your hand, and music stops. Wanna start playing again? Move your hand over one more time and close it again – music will resume. (more…)

  • Interacting with Leap Motion on ABCnews
    Interacting with Leap Motion on ABCnews Interacting with Leap Motion on ABCnews

    Interacting with Leap Motion on ABCnews

Interacting with Leap Motion on ABCnews

This recent video shows Leap Motion in action through the hands of Michael Zagorsek, VP of Product Marketing at Leap Motion. It gives a general idea of what Leap Motion is and what you could be doing with it. (more…)

  • Minecraft and Leap Motion
    Playing Minecraft with Leap Motion Playing Minecraft with Leap Motion

    Playing Minecraft with Leap Motion

Playing Minecraft with Leap Motion

It’s still too early in the game to see the full potential of Leap Motion apps. In some tests, we’ve been able to witness some nice implementations in our preferred games, like this sample using Leap Motion to play the popular game Minecraft. (more…)