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Hi all,

 

For those who know about leap motion (https://www.leapmotion.com/) you may know that the SDK is now released and anyone can sign up as developer to download this.   The first devices ship out July 22.  I was surprised to find no one on LAVA has been posting hacks and ideas since I know at least a few Labview developers were part of the first wave last year who got send a free device to play with.

 

Does anyone have experience with the Leap motion device?  Anyone planning to start playing with the controller soon?

 

Puya

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Thanks David_L,

 

I just got my Leapmotion today.  Minh, you can buy one from the leapmotion.com website.  its $120 for Australians and it took only 5 days to get to me with FedEx.  I am about to start playing with it.  i have also signed up as a developer and downloaded the SDK.

 

For anyone who has a Leapmotion, lets please share our joys and frustrations with it. 

 

:)

 

Puya

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I bought a Leap Motion last night.  I am still playing with it and I am hoping to use it with LabVIEW this week.  Seems like a great excuse to use LV2013!!

 

Also if you haven't noticed Norm Kirchner is doing an impromptu Leap demo/presentation at #NIWeek.

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I've been keeping an eye on this as it looks like an interface with lots of potential. (Unfortunately, I don't have one to play with. :(  ) I've seen two reviews that may be helpful:

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/blog/2013/jul/29/leap-motion-review-i-want-my-hoverboard

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/07/hands-on-with-the-leap-motion-controller-cool-but-frustrating-as-hell/

 

There seems to be difficulty with extraneous light and arm fatigue.

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Yeah I noticed some light related issues at first too.  I did figure that Best Buy has them on the shelf at the same price you can get them for on the website.

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I looked at the Labviewer hacker site but they are not providing any code or help with code!  looks like a job from scratch!  

 

@Tim_S I bought mine from LeapMotion website from Australia.  It was $80 + $20 shipping.  It came in just 4 days shipped from Singapore hassle free.  If you have a spare $100 you can get one quick!

 

If anyone has code to share on LeapMotion that would be lovely.  I will put mine up as soon as I can talk to mine.

 

best regards

 

P

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@Tim_S I bought mine from LeapMotion website from Australia.  It was $80 + $20 shipping.  It came in just 4 days shipped from Singapore hassle free.  If you have a spare $100 you can get one quick!

 

Unfortunately my current experiment, a grow your own minion home kit, seems to be sucking all my resources for the foreseeable future. :)

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I saw on the Twitter feeds that Norm Kirchner was doing an impromptu presentation on Leap Motion at NIWeek.  Did that happen?  If so, can we get the code?????

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I didn't see Norm's impromptu Leap Motion presentation, but I think that's what he was using with his scheduled presentation... right up until he disconnected it because it wasn't behaving.  :P

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I didn't see Norm's impromptu Leap Motion presentation, but I think that's what he was using with his scheduled presentation... right up until he disconnected it because it wasn't behaving.  :P

 

If anyone knows Norm, you know how much hand waving he does when he gets excited. Well, the Leap Motion got hand wave overload :)

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FYI... There is an open source community for LeapMotion: http://openleap.org/

 

That's great!  I reckon we should start our own LabLeap GIT hub to share code.  when you finish making your Minion maybe you can try some Leap coding!  Your minion might be Leap-gesture controlled by the way

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