LEAP Motion Controller - £29.99 @ Amazon
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LEAP Motion Controller - £29.99 @ Amazon

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Found 16th Aug 2015
The Leap Motion Controller captures the movement of your hands and fingers so you can interact with your computer in a whole new way. Swipe, pinch or grab in the air and magically see your actions on your screen. With hundreds of apps in the Leap Motion App Store, there is something for everyone.
The Leap Motion Controller tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. Just plug into your PC or Mac and launch the Leap Motion apps store your home for Leap Motion apps.

In the Leap Motion App store you'll find a wide variety of specially designed free and paid apps for gaming, music, art creation, science, productivity and much more. Apps from the Leap Motion app store let you interact with your computer just by moving your hands through the air. Play, create, and explore in a whole new way! To get you started, the Leap Motion Controller comes with a free set of apps included.

A tiny device with huge possibilities. The device is sleek, light, and tiny (just 3'' long). It takes up hardly any space on your desk. The wide 150° field of view gives you 8 cubic feet of interactive, three-dimensional space. Bring your game to the next level.

Get way, way, more into the game. Use your hands to move in any direction, with precision. Dive into realistic, 3D interaction at its best. Steer, slice, grab, push, pull, crush, and shoot with your hands and finger.

Try popular games from the Leap Motion apps store like FruitNinja, and Cut the Rope, or brand new experiences including Dropchord and Blue Estate

Make a masterpiece out of thin air. With the Leap Motion Controller, you're the instrument. Strum, drum, sketch, draw, and paint with your fingers. Sculpt as easily as you would with clay. Or use your own pencils, paintbrushes, or drumsticks.

Try out Decosketch, or master a rhythm with AirBeats. It's the best way to create just about anything, because you do it by hand. Reach for the stars. Grab a planet while you're at it.

When you learn about the world through 3D motion-control, life really comes alive. Move up, down, left, right, forward and back in Google Earth. Fly through space in Exoplanet, take apart a skull in Cyber Science.

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This deal will be on for the #3DJam event they are doing.

Thank you. Been on the fence with this for a while but i think ill grab it at that price.

My slow computer wouldnt want to see what hand gestures i make towards it

Whatever happened to this? Pre-ordered 2+years ago for about £100 (cancelled when no major releases were to support it).
Is there still any support for it?

I'd also like to know if there's anything decent that can be done with this.....combine with oculus maybe??

This thing isn't great, although I haven't tried it for a long while.

LOL_is_stupid

Whatever happened to this? Pre-ordered 2+years ago for about £100 … Whatever happened to this? Pre-ordered 2+years ago for about £100 (cancelled when no major releases were to support it). Is there still any support for it?


Yes, me too. Seemed a great idea. What supports it?

I found this a little dodgy and difficult to use as an interface. Similar issue like the kinetic with it unable to correctly track fingers when closed. Was shocked to find it contained a camera as well. I'll probably end up using it for some google cardboard play once I get an nvidia card. Hopefully they bring out windows 10 integration for this device.

It's a good proof of concept and could provide some fun hours with gameplay and at this price is worth a punt for the fun value.

1. ordered
2. went to see the reviews
3. cancelled the order

can't imagine myself using it more than 5 minutes.. and even in those 5 minutes, I'd be hard pressed to find a suitable application in which I could use it..

heated anyway for the price.
Edited by: "yazri" 16th Aug 2015

What happened to this, thought it was supposed to be some big thing?

I pre-ordered some time ago. It was pretty poor. It may have improved significantly by then, and this is half the price I paid some time ago.

Bought one of these on release date, absolute garbage... i've never been so utterly frustrated by a gadget

I have this, and as yazri mentioned, it really is interesting as a concept (for around 5 minutes). Might have some niche use in an accessibilty setting, but pretty pointless otherwise for the majority of people.

Banned

gsusx

Bought one of these on release date, absolute garbage... i've never been … Bought one of these on release date, absolute garbage... i've never been so utterly frustrated by a gadget


Thanks for the heads up!!! I almost ordered it.

^^ All the above comments. I have one I have tried to sell on Gumtree. Worth a shot, but not really worth buying.

caroline0

Thanks for the heads up!!! I almost ordered it.



I really wanted it to be good. It really really REALLY isn't. Spend your money on something far more useful. Like a Chocolate Fireguard or a Glass Hammer.

Not for everyone, but this is a good bit of kit to go with Oculus Rift. I think there are a few apps and games out there which support it on Oculus.

Just sold out .

magicmike87

Not for everyone, but this is a good bit of kit to go with Oculus Rift. I … Not for everyone, but this is a good bit of kit to go with Oculus Rift. I think there are a few apps and games out there which support it on Oculus.



Perfect for VR Japanese Porn apps, maybe? "Use thumb and forefinger to tweak! Three finger swipe to unleash tentacles!"

Seems like good hardware but nothing worth doing with it.

I have a friend with spinal injuries and is in a wheelchair, we are always looking at better equivalents to 'mouse' pointing tools. i wonder if this could be of use as such a device? has any software/apps been made to support the leap in this way?

Riverghost

I have a friend with spinal injuries and is in a wheelchair, we are … I have a friend with spinal injuries and is in a wheelchair, we are always looking at better equivalents to 'mouse' pointing tools. i wonder if this could be of use as such a device? has any software/apps been made to support the leap in this way?



I'm pretty sure a hacked Kinect would be more useful, they're very popular with the more mechanically minded tweakers, esp. at Unis. Lots of stuff available.

Leap turned out to be disappointment after all the hype, hopefully further iterations will improve as they will be needed for VR.

Riverghost

I have a friend with spinal injuries and is in a wheelchair, we are … I have a friend with spinal injuries and is in a wheelchair, we are always looking at better equivalents to 'mouse' pointing tools. i wonder if this could be of use as such a device? has any software/apps been made to support the leap in this way?



My brother is severely disabled and uses Eyegaze. It is pretty expensive, but the bulk of that is the 18inch HP tablet it uses, but they do have various solutions for just using eye contact instead of a mouse if you already have your own PC. I imagine that a lot of the expense on his was the specialist software that came with it - like the apps specifically aimed at him, which you may not even need.

Having used it myself, I am blown away at what it is capable of.

Worth a look on here:

inclusive.co.uk/har…ogy

great info there guys, have already looked into the kinect stuff (worked abroad using it to do some nifty Tele-Rehabilitation stuff for knee replacment/copd sufferers a few years ago and still keep an eye on that stuff). My friend is engineering minded, and used to work on overhauling tanks etc for the MOD prior to his injury, so im trying to get him to look at taking up CAD work, the Kinect might be too 'jittery'

This Eye gaze tech might be handy here, ill have a look and see what i can find

Much appreciated guys

I have a laptop under my TV, which runs KODI (xmbc) amongst other things, I wonder if you could use this to flick through my Kodi menu and point/imitate a click to play a movie, etc ?

When this was initially released, all I could say was 'wow'. However, after some thinking and from reading the reviews, I believe it is a solution looking for a problem.
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