What if buildings could change their shape in response to your movements? This week on Developer Labs, dive into the future of architecture with the creators of the Aether Project. Plus, highlights from last month’s Leap Motion hackathon and a new Japanese language feature in the Airspace Store. Also new this week, learning the periodic […]
Ever since the first human stacked one brick onto another, architecture has been concerned with creating immovable things. Even with the rise of smart interconnected environments – where lights, heating, doors, and other systems within a building all work together – the physical structures of our buildings remain the same. As a result, the movements and interactions of people within these spaces are shaped by the buildings themselves, like water flowing through a canyon.
This is why architecture and urban design are about more than simply ensuring that our buildings are safe and efficient. Or that they are merely beautiful. Buildings can inspire or isolate, connect or divide, so that debates about everything from the nature of community to the fate of doorknobs have radical social implications. How we live and work every day cuts to the core of what makes us human. But what if buildings could respond to our movements and gestures? What would that change?
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.
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 […]
Touchless rocket design, robotic controls, massive art exhibits, live musical performances – it’s been an amazing year at Leap Motion. When we launched on July 22, we could scarcely imagine how our developer community would be able to use our SDK to build the next generation of 3D apps.