Wednesday, March 27

The Leap Motion Controller Now Supports Linux


Leap Motion is a company developing advanced motion sensing technology for human–computer interaction.

Leap Motion publicly announced its first device, The Leap Motion Controller, on May 21, 2012. Preordered devices are set to ship on May 13th.

The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. Using two cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet). It is designed to track fingers (or similar items such as a pen) which cross into the observed area, to a spatial precision of about 0.01 mm. (Wikipedia)



Leap Motion SDK has added Linux support with its latest version 0.7.6. Below is the Linux specific changelog:
  • Beta release of the Leap Linux SDK for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 12.10, or newer. It’s early, but we’d love your feedback and support in bringing our software to this important platform.
Developers who have signed up for Leap Motion have access to deb packages.

Thanks to D. Kelley for tip, via NDAA

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