If you can’t afford a rc drone to fly around in the real world – here’s something for you: Victor Martins flys a virtual drone with leap motion on his computer.
Victor Martins :
Controller for the AR Drone, using the Leap Motion device.
This video only shows the virtual side (simulator). I’ll make a real footage showing the drone controlled by the simulator.
I have tested total control of the drone with the Leap but in the end it didn’t really work that well. I’ve limited the control to only pitch and roll. I have to re-think about how to use my hand to change yaw/lift in a way that it doesn’t destroy the drone or damage my wrist.
AR Drone 3d model downloaded from grabcad.com/library/drone-2-0