24 Apr '12, 2pm
High-tech blanket-cum-3D modelling tool: 3D image input is often a challenging task when it com... via @arduinoblog
High-tech blanket-cum-3D modelling tool 3D image input is often a challenging task when it comes to irregular objects like a human body. Here is where an arduino, tilt sensors and a little math comes to the rescue. University of Toronto’s Responsive Architecture at Daniels school created one such blanket. The petals are made up of a conductive material, which are linked to larger network of conductive threads all in the shape of a hexagon. The loads of tilt sensors send the data of their position with respect to a central Arduino-powered computer which is then able to calculate the slopes between the various flowers and petals on the blanket. Thereby giving out a 3D input to the computer. The concept will be widely applicable to interaction design, video game controls and numerous other fields. Via:[Gizmodo , University of toronto - RAD ] Share | This entry was posted by P...