Student Guide

Let's build the future together.


Student Guide

Let's build the future together.


Welcome to the Leap Motion university program! This guide covers what you need to get started with our technology, including resources for VR development.

Our Technology

The Leap Motion Controller tracks your hands at up to 120 frames per second using infrared cameras – giving you a 135° field of view with roughly 8 cubic feet of interactive 3D space. Used by leading technology companies, industrial designers, innovation labs, and academic researchers throughout the world, the device can be used for applications from desktop and the Internet of Things, to virtual and augmented reality.

Leap Motion for Virtual Reality

Our PC developer kit is designed to attach to the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or other Windows-based VR headset with an accessory – the Universal VR Developer Mount.

The mount is available from our web store (use the student promo code EDU15 for 15% off your order). You can also create your own with a 3D printer.

3D Printing Instructions:

  1. Download the file from Thingiverse
  2. 3D print in high resolution (100 microns or better)
  3. Use double-sided adhesive tape to mount (we recommend 3M VHB tape)

Leap Motion technology is also being directly embedded into the next generation of mobile headsets from major VR manufacturers.

Developer Resources


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