This week’s newsletter kicks off with our first Developer Meetup in San Francisco, where we hope you’ll join us on September 4. It also features the first confirmed use of the Leap Motion Controller under sterile surgical conditions, and some highlights from our nationwide distribution with Best Buy US.

We also have some insights from Isaac Cohen, experience engineer for Leap Motion, about his experimental scroll interface and Leap Dragon game. Plus, a variety of integrations and plugins from the community, as well as calls for collaboration.

Featured News

Leap Motion Developer Meetup

111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, September 4 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm

You’re invited to join your fellow developers from around the world at our first official meetup for the developer community. Starting Sept. 4, we'll meet once a month to discuss specific topics, hear from other community members, and check out their demos. RSVP »

‪#‎FirstLeap‬ in the Operating Room

Veterinary surgeon Charles Kuntz used the Leap Motion Controller to assess a CT scan with medical imaging program Osirix while scrubbed into surgery. It’s another small step towards using Leap Motion technology to transform the world of healthcare. Remember, if you’re interested in building a disruptive business, you can apply for an investment from the HCP Leap Fund.

Dr. Charles Kuntz

Leap Motion Controller at Best Buy US

Recently featured as a most popular pick on Best Buy’s Latest Deals, the Leap Motion Controller is making waves at Best Buy locations throughout the United States.

Leap Motion Controller at Best Buy

Developer Labs

Experimental Scroll Interface

Experimental Scroll Interface

“Scrolling is awesome. It allows the user to read more without having a jarring page change, and lets you hold near-infinite material in a finite amount of space. (Kinda like the TARDIS.) I set out to make an interface that allowed me to try out some new methods of scrolling.”
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Creating the Leap Dragon

Creating the Leap Dragon

“What would the game Snake look like in ‘Leap Space’? The Leap Dragon is an exploration into this idea. To play, simply touch the globes that are moving towards you. The globes that you touch will start adding to your tail, and soon enough you’ll have created a pulsing sound dragon.”
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On Developer Labs, you can find deep insights and technical perspectives on Leap Motion projects, natural user interfaces, and developer communities worldwide.

Community Toolkit

flier wrote a script integrating the Leap Motion Controller with the Robot Operating System (ROS).

Theo Armour created a Leap Motion-enabled home page optimized for one hand and one finger.

Lucleonhart’s plugin for EventGhost allows users to control, among other things, an XBMC home theatre.

Forum Highlights

AirKey is an open-source, command-line tool that binds Leap Motion gestures to freely configurable hotkeys. Epikur, who wrote the app, is looking to collaborate with other developers to create a GUI.

Queron Williams used the Leap Motion processing library to map his hand to a hexapod robot.


Michael is looking for collaborators for his Oculus Rift terraforming game Rift Rover for Mac and Windows. Check out the video demo below.

Oculus Rift Rover