Weekend Project: Leap Motion and Pixi.js

The Leap Motion Controller is an input device that tracks the position of the user’s hands and fingers in 3D space, taking the first step towards the kind of gesture-based computer interaction that we’ve seen in science fiction films like Minority Report. I built a simple space game demo with the Leap Motion JavaScript library and the Pixi.js 2D graphics framework.

You can find the complete source code on GitHub. The repository also includes a few other examples. If you are interested in learning more, keep an eye out for a tutorial that will appear on Ars Technica in the next month or so.