AirHarp uses Leap Motion to let you play music with the air

Earlier this year we went hands-on with Leap Motion and its gesture interface that promises to bring the seemingly high-priced dream of Minority Report-style interfaces to the masses. We're still a few months from its official launch, but one developer has already come up with an amazing innovation on the technology called the AirHarp.

Created by Adam Somers, the AirHarp uses Leap Motion's gesture control system to create a musical instrument you play by manipulating the onscreen strings programmed to reproduce the notes of a real harp. The AirHarp can be played with multiple fingers, just a like a real harp, but the twist here is that the player can dynamically adjust how many strings are displayed during playing. Somers developed the tool over the course of a single weekend through Leap Motion's developer program.

Considering that this is an example of a simple weekend hack project, it may be time to get really excited about the release of the Leap Motion, which isn't out yet, but takes pre-orders for $70 here. You can see the AirHarp in action in the video below.

AirHarp, via PopSci

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