UPDATE 2: THE WINNER(S!?)! We were so impressed by the massive response to the Leap Motion Giveaway and all the amazing stories and thoughts everybody shared that AIMS has decided to add two additional winners. Congrats to Susan Higley, Cherry Freda, and Mikell Linman! You should see an email from me shortly with details on what I need to get your Leap Motion out to you. If I don’t hear from you within a week then another winner will chosen in your place.
Big thanks to everyone who participated. This was so much fun that I think we’ll be doing something like this again soon.
UPDATE 1: It’s only now, a day later, that I see I wasn’t clear on how the winner of the Leap Motion will be chosen. It will be a purely random pick, so everyone has an equal chance. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused!
Original post follows…
If you’ve seen the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, then you already have a pretty good idea what Leap Motion is and does. In the movie, Tom Cruise interfaces with a computer display using special gloves, moving things around and expanding and enlarging photographs with simple waves of his hand. In 2002, at the time of the movie’s release, this was a radically new—and, we were told, plausible—way of interacting with a computer. In last year’s Avengers movie, Robert Downey Jr. did the same thing–this time without the gloves.
The release of the new device, Leap Motion, brings the future forward by about 40 years. I got mine a few weeks ago, and it’s been insanely fun to play with the thing. Currently, there are over 70 apps available, many of them specifically designed for educational purposes. Curious? Check out the video below in which I demonstrate it, show off some of the apps I really dig, and tell you how you can get the one we’re giving away for free.
Cool, right? Again, entering to win the extra Leap Motion sitting on my desk is as simple as leaving a comment on this blog. (AIMS employees and their families are not eligible to enter.) Entries will be accepted for one week, from now through Monday, September 16th. Next Tuesday, I will pick the winner and update this blog with the announcement. Good luck!
Brock Heasley is the Art Director at AIMS. In 2006, Brock created the online comic, The SuperFogeys, to save the world. Has the world ended yet? No? Then it's working. He also does a fair amount of writing, mostly at night after his wife has gone to bed and she can't catch him muttering dialogue to himself. He enjoys movies, eating breakfast for dinner and dancing with his daughters in the living room.