Controlling a quad with LeapMotion and LABView

From Hackaday:

A few folks over at National Instruments going under the name LabVIEW Hacker have gotten their hands on a Leap Motion dev kit. The Leap is an interesting little input device designed to track fingertips in 3D space, much like a Kinect but at much higher resolution. Needing something to show off their LabVIEW prowess, these guys controlled their office AR Drone with the Leap, making a quadcopter controller that is completely touchless.

Building on their previous AR Drone hack, the LabVIEW team spent the better part of a day adding wrappers around the Leap SDK and adding in control for their RC quadcopter. Now, simply by moving their fingertips over the Leap sensor, they can control their office quadrotor using a very high-resolution 3D scanner.

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Comment by Jack Crossfire on November 18, 2012 at 3:37pm

The catch is the leap sensor senses the pilot input, not the copter's position.  I never was much of a salesman.

Comment by Carson R on July 16, 2013 at 9:44am

Ah, this is very cool.  With the Leap coming out in a couple weeks I expect there'll be some very interesting implementations.

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