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The FreeMoCap system leverages cutting edge machine learning (ML) driven markerless motion capture (mocap) software (e.g. MediaPipe, DeepLabCut, etc) to create a easy-to-use pipeline for tracking full-body 3d movements of humans, animals, or other objects. In addition to providing low-cost mocap solutions for scientific and clinical research, this system also allows independent animators and video game designers to create motion capture assets at a fraction of the price of traditional mocap. This combination of ML-based software, scientific research, and artistic expression also creates a unique educational opportunity, as this system will provide an in-road for engaging in self-directed, ‘inside-out’ exploration of the constituent technologies and related scientific and artistic disciplines. The eventual goal is to create a system that will allow a 14-year-old with no technical training and no outside assistance to recreate a research-grade mocap system for less than $100US.