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Posted: 17 February 2010 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Here is a video showing our large multi-touch table, running custom built games that provide each player with electric shock feedback.

The table is approx: 1m x 1m and uses the fTIR approach.

Hardware:

vellum
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silicone
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acrylic | 940nm IR Ribbon
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HP Projector & PS3 Eye

Software:

PS3 Eye Driver
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CCV
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Flosc
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TUIO Library
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Flash

Cost: ~£1150
Build Time: ~2 Months

Let us know what you think.

Cheers

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Posted: 17 February 2010 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Very cool and nice looking app! Nice work!

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Posted: 17 February 2010 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Awesome. You are a bit masochistic though, aren’t you? wink

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Posted: 17 February 2010 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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@dennda - “If there is danger involved, it’s way more fun” (Tilman Reiff, 2003, On the Media.)

But yea - I guess you could say that. It makes it a much better spectator sport though!

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Posted: 17 February 2010 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Perfect Job. Looks very funny..

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Posted: 17 February 2010 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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it hurts just by watching the video! looks like great fun!!  LOL

can you give us more info on how you wired the muscle pads or if you re planning to make a demo so we can try ourselves...?
would love to have this for my table!!!!

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Posted: 17 February 2010 11:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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We have a development blog which he have purposefully tried to keep rich with content over at : http://www.blinkadapt.com/blog. At the moment there is very little on there in regards to how we integrated the shock fuctionality - however I can see a couple of draft posts are waiting for final touches before being published and these are all about the shock electronics - so there should be some documentation soon.

I was not in charge of this side of things - but off the top of my head the flash talks to an arduino board over a proxy and passes commands to increase or decrease the shock level. The arduino board is connected to a string of relays which is linked to directly to the ab toner control boxes. Each set of shock pads runs off ‘D’ batteries (so not to risk pushing 240v through the player) and there is an emergency stop button (think big industrial red thing) so each player can exit when they’ve reached their limit.

At the moment the electronics aren’t close to a demo/kit stage - however the games almost are. As a group we haven’t yet discussed the option of releasing the games for others to use - but if there is enough interest then we may very well do so.

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Posted: 17 February 2010 01:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Great video and design guys smile I could not say I’ woulda thought of this concept hehe

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Posted: 18 February 2010 10:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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This is awesome guys! On a broader perspective, imagine the possibilities of integrating the r&D from this into future developments! Wow...kudos from Malaysia peeps!!!
http://www.dragonsoft.com.my

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