Because of his broad interest in the intersection of hardware and software, Daniel chose to focus on programming and drones for his Hack Reactor Student Project. Using Node.js and Leap Motion Daniel could control drones in a novel way. Here he demos the result:
“I created a Node server to interface between an AR Drone 2.0, my computer and a Leap Motion and I’m using Leap JS to recognize my hand motions across x, y and z coordinates and issue commands through my Node server to the drone.”
“To take off and land you use your right hand’s pointer finger and make a gesture as though left-clicking a mouse. You can then control the Drone, moving it forward, backward, left, and right. The degree to which your hand is displaced from the center determines the velocity. You can also rotate left and right."
In February Daniel was featured on the Leap Motion blog with "The Beginning of a Drone Revolution":