This week we got a new ‘toy’ in the Science Lab. It is the Leap Motion controller. This magic controller makes the space between you and the computer three-dimensional and interactive. It enables us to interact with the computer programs without touching anything.
How does it work?
The Leap Motion controller is a small USB device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. It uses two monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared LEDS to observe an area, to a distance of about 1 meter. The cameras generate almost 300 frames per second of reflected data, which is then sent through a USB cable to the host computer, where it is analysed by the Leap Motion controller software enabling the user to interact with the program.
We have had great fun trying out the games on the Leap Motion controller. Check out some pictures of us below.