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Tech Lending Program: Leap Motion Controller

Leap Motion Controller

What is the Leap Motion Controller?

"The Leap Motion Controller senses your hands and fingers and follows their every move.  It lets them move in all that wide-open space between you and your computer. So you can do almost anything without touching anything.  It's the tiny device that just might change the way you use technology.  It's a super-wide 150° field of view and a Z-axis for depth. That means you can move your hands in 3D, just like you do in the real world.  The Leap Motion Controller can track your movements at a rate of over 200 frames per second."

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How do I check out the Leap Motion Controller?

The items that are part of the Tech Lending Program are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis at the Services Desk in Honnold/Mudd Library by current Claremont Colleges students, faculty, and staff who have a valid library account.

An optional consultation is available to patrons who wish to receive an orientation on how to use any of the items in the Tech Lending Program. Patrons who wish to have this orientation should email, to set up an appointment.

All items are available for a checkout period of 4 days with no renewals. Items are available for checkout only to students, faculty, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. You can check the current availability of this item through the following link: Leap Motion Controller

Prior to borrowing an item from the Tech Loaning Program for the first time, all users must sign a copy of the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement.

Late fines for these items are $1/hour; items are considered lost after 24 hours and users will be charged the full replacement cost at that time.

The complete loan policy is available on the 'Claremont Colleges Technology Borrowing Agreement, which can be found below:

What's in the Box

The following items should be in the box when you check out the Leap Motion Controller.

  • Leap Motion Controller
  • 2 USB chords
  • USB extension chord
  • Mount for Motion Controller

Setting up the Leap Motion Controller

Before you can begin using the Leap Motion Controller, you will need to install the necessary software on your computer.  This software can be found through the following link:

Additionally help can be found at: