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Flutter Enabled Hand Gesture Control of Your Music and Movies

You’ve got a dozen windows open, your media player is buried underneath somewhere, and the phone rings. Do you reach for the speaker power button, dig through the windows, or simply wave your hand to pause the music? With Flutter, a simple gesture is all it takes.

Flutter is a free application for Windows and Mac OS X that turns your webcam into a gesture-recognition tool and your hand into a remote for your media applications. By lifting your your hand palm out, making a fist, or using other simple gestures, you can pause or otherwise interact with your media players.

Hit up the link below to grab a free copy of Flutter.

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Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/23/12

Comments (8)

  1. Luke

    I’d just press mute or pause on my keyboard.

  2. clb92

    Me too.

  3. guiie

    Its CPU restricted but they don’t seem to declare it anywhere… I have an AMD Athlon II P360 Dual Core CPU and it’s not supported

  4. Paul

    I’d just ignore the phone. Dunno why people think they have to jump every time it rings. Same for the doorbell. Meh.

  5. LadyFitzgerald

    @ Paul. X2. I own the phone and the doorbell, not the the other way around.

  6. hitman

    I tried on my AMD Phenom x4 , its not working . Says that hardware is not supported,

  7. Baradoch

    It doesn’t work with my processor?!?! AMD

  8. fantastic baby

    AMD :| DOESN’T WORK !!!

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