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  • breegeek 4:48 pm on April 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: mini-thesis,   


    This product does a lot of what I was thinking of doing, however, I can’t seem to get the demo game to play. I’ve ordered one for my DS from eBay for $8, which is $60-$80 at medical supplies shops (most meters are fairly cheap $10-$30 because companies make tons of money on selling the testing strips).

    Anyway, here is what I have seen of the Didget product so far…

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  • Yury Gitman 2:16 pm on April 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Tilt Switch in a Can, great for a few of you. 

    Lee, if you want to see if lid is “open or closed”, these are great.
    Scott, if you want to see a finger tilted or not, these are great.  You’ll like their “rolling ball” build.
    Andy, these can give you many axis’s, as we discussed in meeting. With 6, and the right snappy code, they can give you a lot of gesture awareness.

    These are the “Rolling-Ball” Tilt Switches (not sensors). They are little canisters that have been around since the 30’s (in slightly larger sizes).  They map to physical motion very well. They are binary, on or off, and make for easy coding and a responsive interface.  If you use 3 of them you get 3 axis’s of motion.  If you use 6, likewise you get more axis’s, and/or very hi-res readings.  They are ~$1-2 in cost.  I know you are going to want them, even if you don’t use them in your first implementation prototypes.  So it might be good get a small order for them in process now.


    • andywallace 8:18 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I Just bought 10. They’re super cheap, but the shipping is kind of pricey, so buying more is probably a good idea.

      Sorry I didn’t see this earlier; I would have suggested a group order.

    • scottpeterman 8:43 pm on April 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is great Leif! gonna grab some as well, enthusiastic that this could be totally the right solution… THANKS!

  • thisisvictorkim 1:58 am on April 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Aesthetics of Interaction 

    Thought this paper that Yury referenced during my crit could be useful for everyone:

    Click to access PB-572.pdf

    The paper itself is on page 31.

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