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Cylon.js for Leap Motion

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Cylon.js ( is a JavaScript framework for robotics and physical computing using Node.js

This module provides an adaptor and driver for the Leap Motion ( gesture controller.

Want to use Ruby on robots? Check out our sister project Artoo.

Getting Started

Install the module via NPM:

npm install cylon-leapmotion

In order to use this module , you need to install the drivers/software from the Leapmotion site, make sure that is installed before use the commands and events.


var Cylon = require('cylon');

  connection: {
    name: 'leapmotion',
    adaptor: 'leapmotion',
    port: ''

  device: {
    name: 'leapmotion',
    driver: 'leapmotion'

  work: function(my) {
    my.leapmotion.on('hand', function(payload) {;
Cylon = require 'cylon'

  connection: { name: 'leapmotion', adaptor: 'leapmotion', port: '' }
  device: { name: 'leapmotion', driver: 'leapmotion' }

  work: (my) ->
    my.leapmotion.on 'hand', (payload) -> payload.toString()



We're busy adding documentation to Please check there as we continue to work on Cylon.js.

Thank you!


  • All patches must be provided under the Apache 2.0 License
  • Please use the -s option in git to "sign off" that the commit is your work and you are providing it under the Apache 2.0 License
  • Submit a Github Pull Request to the appropriate branch and ideally discuss the changes with us in IRC.
  • We will look at the patch, test it out, and give you feedback.
  • Avoid doing minor whitespace changes, renamings, etc. along with merged content. These will be done by the maintainers from time to time but they can complicate merges and should be done seperately.
  • Take care to maintain the existing coding style.
  • Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality & Lint and test your code using Grunt.
  • All pull requests should be "fast forward"
    • If there are commits after yours use “git rebase -i ”
    • If you have local changes you may need to use “git stash”
    • For git help see progit which is an awesome (and free) book on git

Release History

Version 0.8.0 - Compatibility with Cylon 0.14.0, remove node-namespace.

Version 0.7.0 - Move object mapping to new Leap.Frame#addObjectRelations function

Version 0.6.0 - Release for cylon 0.12.0

Version 0.5.0 - Release for cylon 0.11.0, refactor into pure JavaScript

Version 0.4.0 - Release for cylon 0.10.0

Version 0.3.0 - Release for cylon 0.9.0

Version 0.2.0 - Release for cylon 0.8.0

Version 0.1.0 - Initial release


Copyright (c) 2013-2014 The Hybrid Group. Licensed under the Apache 2.0 license

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