George Takei punches a shark!




With new features and a variety of under-the-hood improvements, version 1.2 of Airspace Home and our core software is now available – download it today! Then, kick up your heels and explore endless streams of incredible videos with Vimeo Couch Mode and Leap Motion.
Also this week, discover how you can get started with Three.js cubes, LeapJS + Android, and an augmented reality headset. Plus, George Takei punches a shark and interactive sculptures at SXSW. To read this newsletter on our blog, click here.

Airspace Home 1.2

Our latest software release includes a new experimental feature playground, notifications, and significant improvements to HP embedded devices. We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to this new version. Check out some of the latest changes on the Leap Motion blog.

Vimeo and Leap Motion

Vimeo Couch Mode for Leap Motion places the power of Vimeo navigation at your fingertips. Show off your own videos, browse your News Feed, or sift through your Watch Later list – all with your hands in the air. To celebrate, we’ve assembled an all-star team of videos featuring touchless interaction.

Developer Labs

Taking Leap Motion Data to the Cloud

From home lighting to flying drones, the Leap Motion Controller is a great tool human-machine interaction. Richard Williamson wants to take it a step further with a new DDS-based system for cloud-based gaming and more.

Three.js + LeapJS: 3 Simple Steps

Hack Reactor is a developer bootcamp where people become software engineers through live coding and real-world projects. Recently, we showed developers how to build simple examples in LeapJS and Three.js.

Controlling Your Android Phone with LeapJS

Using Node.js and the Android app on{X}, Patrick Catanzariti was able to control calls on his phone using hand gestures.

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90 Seconds with Ten Ton Raygun

Could physical therapy be fun, addictive, and stress-free? Eric Medine talks about creating a tai chi-like gaming experience for recovering stroke victims.

90 Seconds with GetVu

Imagine a fully interactive augmented reality – an extra layer on top of our world that we can see, grab, and control. GetVu wants to take augmented reality beyond the smartphone and into a wearable headset.

Look and Reach into Another Layer of Reality

Want to take a closer look at GetVu’s vision of universal, open-platform augmented reality?

Experiments

Oh, my! George Takei dropped by Chaotic Moon Studios to try their Oculus Rift shark punching demo, with predictably awesome results.
At SXSW 2014, a series of interactive light sculptures made a big impression with HTML5-generated animations that responded to hand movements.
Zipping down the highway in a Soviet-era Zaporozhets auto, ephemeral musician Anton Maskeliade mashes up video, audio, and fencing with gestures.
Liza Nguyen created a air keyboard demo that occupies less than 100 lines of JavaScript – take a look on CodePen!

Developer Events

User Testing Night!

Leap Motion HQ, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 24 @ 5:30–7:30 PM

Want to help us us test out some new projects? We’re looking for people to try their hands at our new user sites, developer tools, Unity, and v2 skeletal tracking. We would really appreciate your time and opinions.

Hackendo: IoT Hackathon

San Francisco, CA
April 25–27, 2014 @ 5:00 PM

What happens when wearables and externals are all connected in the fabric of the Internet of Things? Get ready to play, build, and push your boundaries in a fun space where almost anything is possible.

NeuroGaming 2014

City View at Metreon, San Francisco, CA
May 7, 2014 @ 10:30–11:30AM

How are new sensory gaming technologies like neurosensing, gesture and voice control, haptics, and other new sensors transforming gameplay? Leap Motion co-founder and CTO David Holz joins an expert panel to discuss emerging game experiences.

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