The Leap Motion is a pretty brilliant new technology that allows user to control their devices (like a laptop) by waving their hands, moving their fingers, picking things up and putting them down, and other intuitive hand motions. Right now, the device is on pre-order for the general public, but we were able to get our hands on one. So, we did what we do best - we tore it to pieces.
The Leap Motion pre-teardown…
SparkFun Engineer Mike Hord took the Leap Motion and dissected it - getting it down to a couple PCBs and some enclosure bits. The teardown revealed some pretty cool hardware and some brilliant design work.
We love seeing what makes new technologies like this tick! To see the full teardown, check out this tutorial.