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Want to transform literally any physical surface into a fully interactive button? Touch Everything is an open source C++ demo from Russian design agency The Family that shows how you can rapidly create touchscreens from just about anything, from beer cans to paper. The demo and full source code is available on our Developer Gallery.

At Leap Motion, we often create tools for our own internal development, and today we’re really glad to share a new tool with you. We’re releasing Autowiring – our inversion-of-control framework for C++11 – to the community under an Apache 2.0 license.

Autowiring has been a year and a half in the making, and we’re excited to release it to the community as a general-purpose resource. It addresses the problem of object, thread, and application lifetime management; makes it easier for you to configure and compose components; and frees you from the burdensome restriction of always locating your algorithms close to your data.

Who says Lego is just for kids? With the Lego Mindstorm series, people around the globe are able to easily build and program their own customizable robots. Recently, Dr. German Vargas, mathematics chair at the College of Coastal Georgia, decided to combine his Mindstorm EV3 set with another hackable toy – the Leap Motion Controller.

Since we released our cross-promotions feature, several developers have taken advantage of this powerful tool to create trial versions of their apps in the Leap Motion App Store. To help you get started, I’ve written a quick sample that integrates the Cross-Promotions API into apps. It’s basically a single GET request – your app simply parses […]