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Over the next few years, billions of devices are going to spill onto the Internet and rewire our world in ways never before thought possible. Alongside augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things has the potential to change the world and how we see it. That’s why with this year’s 3D Jam we created […]

For hardware hackers, boards like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are the essential building blocks that let them mix and mash things together. But while these devices don’t have the processing power to run our core tracking software, there are many ways to bridge hand tracking input on your computer with the Internet of Things.

In this post, we’ll look at a couple of platforms that can get you started right away, along with some other open source examples. This is by no means an exhaustive list – Arduino’s website features hundreds of connective possibilities, from different communication protocols to software integrations. Whether you connect your board directly to your computer, or send signals over wifi, there’s always a way to hack it.

Following my tutorial on controlling the Sphero using the Leap Motion, I thought I would keep on converting my Node.js projects to Cylon.js and work on controlling an AR.Drone with Leap Motion.

What will our digital lives look like in 50 years? At last week’s NeuroGaming conference, David Holz discussed creating timeless experiences and how the digital is increasingly becoming an elemental part of being human. Plus, science and math education through gaming, “wearing” a robotic arm, designing a new art interface, and Ars Technica’s easy guide […]

Nowadays, just about everything has an API, from lightbulbs to needy toasters. While we’ve seen our fair share of drone hacks using JavaScript, what happens when your drone is controlled by a closed-end analog signal?

Whether taking aerial photos, delivering books, or flipping through the air for fun, quadrotor drones are now more popular than ever. At the same time, developers are continually experimenting with new ways to control them. Here are four videos from Leap Motion developers who hacked quadrotors to create touchless motion-controlled flying machines.

This week on Developer Labs, take the power of flight into your own hands with a Node.js control system for quadcopters, reach into the newly released plugin system for LeapJS, and control a holographic crystal pyramid designed with WebGL. Plus, sign up for a brand new Leap Motion hackathon in Austin.

We are on the cusp of a personal robotics age – can you hack it? Take to the air with my Node.js drone control setup and Leap Motion interaction, and hear more about how small flying machines will change the world.

Robot building, drone hacking, hardware workshops – RobotsConf is a place where hardware and software collide and everything weird, cool, and wonderful about the Maker movement comes to life. Naturally, we had to be there. We travelled to see what people were building at one of the country’s largest robo-gatherings. We saw a wide range […]

Your world is about to become a lot more interactive. After seeing how you can control almost anything with Leap Motion interaction, we’re celebrating the Internet of Things with a look at current and future technologies. From robots and lighting to animation and design, we’d love to know #WWYL – what would you leap? Tweet us […]