Developer: charlie_gerard
Created: May 28, 2015
Requires: Sphero

This project allows you to control the Sphero robotic ball using your hand movements over the Leap Motion Controller.

To run this app, follow these steps:

  1. Clone the github repo.
  2. Install node on your computer if you haven’t already: http://nodejs.org
  3. Run ‘npm install’ in your terminal to install the dependencies needed.
  4. To find the reference of the Sphero on your computer, turn your bluetooth on, connect to the Sphero and then, run ‘ls /dev/tty.Sphero*’ in your Terminal and copy the path returned.
  5. Paste this path in the index.js file when the ‘device’ variable is declared.
  6. Run ‘node app.js’ in your terminal.

And you’re done!

Current controls:

  • Move your hand UP or DOWN to make the ball stop.
  • Push forward to make Sphero go straight ahead.
  • Pull backward to make Sphero go backward.
  • Swipe left to make Sphero go left.
  • Swipe right to make Sphero go right.