Drones humming, robots whirring, brains buzzing – hackathon season is in the air! This week on the blog, we’re featuring highlights from LA Hacks, NeuroGaming, and Game+Hack. (Naturally, we also have some code to share!)
On the Blog
RadioHacktive: Analog Drone, Digital Goodness
What happens when your drone is controlled by a closed-end analog signal? Identify a widespread loophole in modern RC controllers, hijack the frequency, and map it to a Leap Motion Controller of course!
NeuroGaming: A Brainihack Experience
Developers, designers, and makers gathered at Apportable HQ this weekend to wrestle with ways we can use devices to hack into our neural pathways – from mood bracelets to chair flight.
Game+Hack: STEM Education Through Gaming
At this weekend’s Game+Hack, NASA-JPL engineer Alex Smith built a Three.js flying demo for Oculus and Leap Motion.
Robotic Arm + Leap Motion + Bluetooth
Taking their inspiration from a broken robotic arm, LA Hacks finalists Team Armateur decided to bring it to life with Leap Motion, Bluetooth, and an Arduino board.
Crowded 3D virtual spaces can be nearly impossible to navigate – and in the human body, there is no true empty space. Brendan Polley’s NUI-based educational demo is designed to restore a sense of space to anatomical models.
What will the future of sales and service look like? Salesforce UX designer Brian Jensen shows how site managers might someday triage real-time problems with emerging technologies.
City View at Metreon, San Francisco, CA
May 7, 2014 @ 10:30–11:30AM
From neurosensing and haptics, to gesture and voice control, new sensory gaming technologies are transforming gameplay. Leap Motion co-founder and CTO David Holz joins an expert panel to discuss emerging game experiences.
Decoded Fashion Hackathon & Summit
One Embankment, London, UK
May 10, 2014 @ 10:20–11:00AM
How are the latest technologies changing the retail landscape? Watch Leap Motion’s David Bayliss in a panel discussion on interactive displays, virtual stores, and 3D experiences.
Music Hack Day
Github HQ, San Francisco, CA
May 17-18, 2014
Hack your way through 24 hours of musical experimentation with programmers, designers, and artists.
Silicon Valley Virtual Reality
Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA
May 19, 2014 @ 3PM
What are the key challenges behind user input and locomotion in VR? David Holz joins a panel discussion on interaction design, ergonomics, and early device adoption.