Leap Motion Sensors Turned Into Musical Device

The developer units have begun to yield various results

By on February 11th, 2013 14:02 GMT

The Leap Motion USB motion sensor device has spawned another strange project that has to do with music.

Back in December 2012, a certain invention called AirHarp came to our attention.

The contraption used a Leap Motion USB sensor to interpret waves and other gestures. Based on them, it played the virtual harp on the screen.

Something similar has made the news now: designer Stephane Bersot took one and made it change the pitch of his guitar, play air drums, even control the equalizer on a piano keyboard.

The pitch is changed according to the position of the headstock, the drum sticks (specially made) can be used to track end-points of the sticks, etc.

The video demo should make everything clear. No marketable product is expected to result from this idea though.