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Leap Motion Controller

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kreij, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I received my Leap Motion Controller in the mail today.
    I downloaded the software, plugged it in and it lit right up.
    Then it did an automatic firmware update and bricked itself. lulz

    I'll let you know if I ever get it working again.

    Anyone else get one to fiddle around with?
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    WOW! That sucks brotha! I hope you get it unbricked. Keep us posted. :toast:
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm not too worried about it. They will replace it if it's toast.
    Half the fun of getting new crap is getting it to work. :D
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    That looks like a reeaaalllly cool product. I hope you get it working because I want to know what you think.
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    The little device is not getting very good reviews around the internet.
    Seems to be a bit frustrating to use for various things.
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    I know they will replace it.. but I want you to fix it now!.. :roll: I'm itching to buy one of these.. hehehe
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    I would like one of these because it looks really cool. For me though it would mostly be a toy. I don't have an actual application for it. Is it a toy for you or do you have a real practical application? If so what?
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I really wanted to see how it would function as a replacement for some mouse input.
    I would not be using it for gaming of any kind.

    I thought that if you could use it while typing, ie. reach forward and just gesture instead of having to grab the mouse, it may make some things quicker and easier on the wrists.
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    Just watched the demo for it where they used it with an Apple monitor. Reminds me of those movies and TV shows where they have high tech translucent monitors and are doing the hand give gestures in front of them. Might even be a good mouse alternative for those susceptible to carpel tunnel syndrome, depending on price of course.

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    Just checked the price. I guess $80 is not too bad considering a lot of high tech mice cost well over that now.
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    A firmware reset brought it back alive, so it's working now.
    It's crazy sensitive so it's gonna take quite a bit of practice.
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    Nice! I want it for mostly everything in Windows 8... hehehe Or at least until I can afford a touch screen monitor, but the best thing going for this to me is NO FINGER PRINTS ON MY SCREEN... lol I'm afraid my daughter will still point at stuff and touch the screen.. lol
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been playing with it and it's definitely an exercise in patience while you get used to it.
    The higher resolution the monitor (or at least the smaller the target areas), the harder it is.
    I'm having fun with it though.
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