Of all the demos developed here at CASA Pigeon Sim remains a firm favourite. Using a Kinect to capture body movements the simulator allows the user to fly and flap their way around London in Google Earth. What I didn’t know is that it also has a mode for Leap Motion. Steven Gray who teaches Big Data Analytics at CASA demonstrates how to use it in the video below:
If you want to give it a try the full Pigeon Sim code repository is available on github. In order to run the Leap Motion version you should only need to download the contents of the ‘web_client’ folder. Open the ‘index.html’ file in your web browser and then add ‘?enableLeap=1’ (e.g. web_client/index.html?enableLeap=1) to the search query in your browser. Happy flapping!