This week, our developer community meets in San Francisco, and we've released a new starter kit for Unity. On Developer Labs, we have five essential tips for a great Airspace profile and sample code for our Cross-Promotions API. Plus, three new JavaScript projects, a touchless Nerf defense armament, four robotic arms, and more.

Leap Motion Developer Meetup

333 Bryant Street, Suite 320, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, November 21 @ 6:00 – 8:30 PM

In just two days, learn about our native SDK and JavaScript API at this month's developer meetup, which also features a talk on 3D application design from two members of our UX team. RSVP »

Leap Motion Unity Starter Kit

A brand-new starter kit is now available for Unity developers, featuring six example scenes that demonstrate how to build interactive games with Unity and the Leap Motion Controller. Check it out »

Community Forums

We recently launched our new community platform, where the developer and user forums have been united to encourage broader discussions about Leap Motion apps, features, and projects. Now you can talk with fellow community members in a whole new way. Join the conversation »

Developer Labs: Airspace Store

5 Airspace Store Essentials

Want your app to make a great first impression? Here are five essential tips for ensuring that your Airspace app profile stands out from the crowd. Read more »

Cross-Promotions API Integration with C#/Unity

To help you get started with the Airspace Store’s new cross-promotions feature, Pohung Chen wrote a quick sample that integrates the Cross-Promotions API with your C#/Unity app. Read more »

On Developer Labs, you can find deep insights and technical perspectives on Leap Motion projects, natural user interfaces, and developer communities worldwide. Want to contribute a guest post? Submit your proposal.

Community Toolkit

robinboehm posted a Leap Motion integration for the open-source JavaScript framework AngularJS.

Filter audio signals by waving your hands in the air with leapSound, an experiment built on Leap.js and the Web Audio API.

Created by Ron Evans, Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics and physical computing using Node.js, now with a module for the Leap Motion Controller.

To see the latest UI elements and sample code shared by the community, check out Links & Libraries. You can share your code in the dev category on our community forums.

Highlights & Innovations

Created in WebGL at B-Reel’s London office, Star Canvas is an interactive guestbook in the form of a giant projected star chart.

We’ve seen our fair share of robotic arms, but these four latest projects each bring something unique to the table – including a 3D-printed robot hand, augmented reality, an Arduino-driven arm with Unity interface, and 5 axes of movement.

At this year’s Devoxx hackathon, Geert Bevin created a rainbow of colored lights using Java, Raspberry Pi, and the Leap Motion Controller.

Personal Assisted Nerf Defense Armament (PANDA). Created by YichengSun, this Leap Motion-enabled hack puts you in control of a modified dynamic targeting Nerf gun.

Developer Events

All about WebGL at SFHTML5

Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Explore digital playgrounds with Leap Motion experience engineer Isaac Cohen, whose talk “Finding (and Making) your Happy Place” focuses on our power to ask emotional questions through code – including WebRTC, the Web Audio API, and Three.js. The event will be livestreamed on Google Developers Live.