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A Little LeapMotion Experimenting

I received my LeapMotion a week or so ago and have not had much time to get to it so I decided to look at the SDK tonight. The SDK comes with a few examples. While I’m using it on my MacBook Pro I’ve been using Eclipse at work much more than XCode so I wanted to get it going in Eclipse as a Maven project and I had to do some investigation. I ran across which helped me a bit. The key things that I did follow. Install the Leap SDK jar into my maven repository: mvn org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-install-plugin:2.3.1:install-file -Dfile=~/Desktop/LeapMotion/LeapSDK/lib/LeapJava.jar -DgroupId=com.leapmotion.leap -DartifactId=leapMotion -Dversion=1.0.0 -Dpackaging=jar In Eclipse (Kepler) - create a Java project - import the Leap file - convert the project to a Maven project with Configure->Convert to Maven project - add the Leap jar dependency to the pom.xml The pom.xml that I came up with follows:
<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""
Once I did the above I was able to ‘mvn clean install’ and the jar was built.