Our developer survey continues this week, as we call on everyone in our community for your thoughts and insights. On Developer Labs, read about body-based feedback and the Leap Motion Controller in the classroom. We also have a Game Maker plugin, wireless Arduino integration, and training neural networks. Plus, you're invited to next week's Leap Motion Developers Meetup in San Francisco.

If you have any questions, or want to share an item for the newsletter, get in touch by posting on our general discussion forum.

Developer Roadmap Survey

On Friday, we sent a brief survey to our community, to ask for your feedback as we continue to shape our development roadmap. While we’ve received lots of responses, we want to hear from as many developers as possible. If you haven’t yet taken the survey, please take a moment to tell us your thoughts.

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Developer Labs

Body-Based Feedback and Mapping

Body-Based Feedback and Mapping for Leap Motion

“How do I control multiple parameters and know which one I'm controlling? To solve this problem, gesture mapping and use of feedback could be used to provide clarity, or at least improve intuitive interactions.”
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Leap Motion Controller in the Classroom

Leap Motion Controller in the Classroom

Mathieu Marunczyn is an Australian school teacher who works with young children with special needs. We asked him about his work and insights for developers who want to create wonderful experiences for all ages.
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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

Want to build a game with the Leap Motion Controller? jimmymb created an extension for the cross-platform development application Game Maker, complete with finger position, hand position, and orientation functions.

larsko created a JavaScript D3 force layout that matches fingers to nodes as a starting point for graph manipulation.

Integrating the Leap Motion Controller and Arduino has gone wireless with Anwaarullah’s most recent project, which uses Bluetooth. Download the source code or check out the demo video below.

fipro wrote a guide to developing Leap Motion-enabled applications with Eclipse 4.

To see the latest UI elements and sample code shared by the community, check out Links & Libraries. You can share your code on the Projects & Collaborations forum.

Forum Highlights

While it’s still a work in progress, roboleary has created a JavaScript library that trains neural networks to recognize gestures. He posted a test video that shows how a network could be trained by user gestures.

With a regularly updated blog and growing catalogue of GameWAVE files, Maximilian Werkhausen's demos and experiments collection at leap.quitebeyond.de has emerged as a popular resource for Leap Motion developers and users alike.

Created by theMightyAtom, this panoramic photo explorer allows you to grab and drag your way through 360° images.

Developer Events

Brighton Data-Storytelling Hackathon

The FuseBox, New England House, Brighton, UK
September 13–15, 2013

Artists, designers, software developers and data scientists are coming together in a 48-hour hackathon to untangle the global financial crisis and recovery. Some participants will be experimenting with the Leap Motion Controller to create interactive data-art projects. RSVP »

Are you giving a Leap Motion Controller demo? Looking to meet and collaborate with other developers? Post your event notices in the Events & Meetups forum.