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// Education

Universities are the earliest adopters of virtual and augmented reality. Even in the third age of VR, when the technology is small, inexpensive, and powerful enough that millions of people can own it, universities are still at the bleeding edge of VR research and development. A recent survey of 553 universities in the VR First Network gives us an […]

From the moment we’re birthed, we begin to move. We move by virtue of our legs, our bodies, the motion of our arms and hands, the intricate articulation of all of our fingers. Each of these movements correlates with synaptic connections in the brain and provides the rich landscape required for exponential neuronal growth. We […]

Are these the droids you’re looking for? Check out educational 3D Jam demos that take you to the center of the earth, or into the human body. Plus, 7 IoT experiments that bring us just a little closer to the future, including an experimental wheelchair.

Happy Halloween! At Leap Motion, we’ve seen our fair share of impressive motion-controlled robots that will one day bring about the robocalypse. (We’re looking at you, hexapod!) But the robot revolution is just getting started. This month, two different robot arms featuring Leap Motion control have vastly overshot their Kickstarter funding targets, promising to bring […]

At its most powerful, education harnesses our natural curiosity as human beings to understand the universe and everything in it. This week on the blog, we’re exploring what it means to actually reach into knowledge – and why developers are at the forefront of how the next generation is learning about the world they live […]

At its most powerful, education harnesses our natural curiosity as human beings to understand the universe and everything in it. This week on the blog, we’re exploring what it means to actually reach into knowledge – and why developers are at the forefront of how the next generation is learning about the world they live […]

At its most powerful, education harnesses our natural curiosity as human beings to understand the universe and everything in it. This week on the blog, we’re exploring what it means to actually reach into knowledge – and why developers are at the forefront of how the next generation is learning about the world they live […]

The world is changing – can you hack it? At Leap Motion, we believe that the next wave of technological interfaces will rely on the original human operating system: your hands. Whether you’re giving people the power to grab a skeleton, reaching into a human heart, or teaching anyone how to program, hands are powerful.

Hackathons are a great way to jumpstart creativity, especially when honor and glory are on the line. Recently, Leap Motion kicked off one of our internal hackathons, where small teams pitch and develop quick demos over the course of two days. After one of our engineers posted a video of AR Screen – a project using the Dragonfly module prototype to create an augmented reality work environment – the video soon went viral and was later featured on Wired.

While none of the demos produced during the hackathon were intended to be polished products, we’re excited to see what these small teams were able to build over just 48 hours. Today, we thought we’d take a closer look at some other projects from the hackathon. Next week, we’ll have more to share about the AR Screen project.

Whether you started programming at four years old, or yesterday afternoon, there’s nothing like that first time when something you coded springs to life and says “Hello World!” Scratch is a simple programming language that aims to bring that experience to more people than ever, with simple building blocks that make programming fun and accessible for beginners of all ages.