Monthly Archives: May 2014

Debugging Touchless Technology

The comment that I added to the previous post was not the full solution to having a row of touchless buttons, but it set me on the way. A second pinger IS necessary to discriminate against anomalous readings. In the … Continue reading

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Touchless Technology with ultrasonic distance sensors

The concept behind this circuit design is that you can press buttons without touching them. As your finger lowers to the tabletop, the yellow light will come on, indicating that you are on the correct approach. Farther down, the green … Continue reading

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Touchless interface using pingers (set-up)

I’m about midway in building this demo of touchless technology. The idea is that the user will be able to operate buttons without touching them. Confused? It will all make sense when I get this thing running in the next … Continue reading

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Pingo: Ultrasonic Distance Sensor Game in Development

This is the hardware for a game I’m developing that uses an ultrasonic distance sensor. The microcontroller (Arduino, natch) randomly generates distances and then commences a ‘random walk’ from Point A to B. You, the player, hold your hand above … Continue reading

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Touchless Touchscreens: 3D Vision for phones (and computers)

Imagine a ‘touchless touch screen’ for your smart phone. You hover your hand above the screen, and the phone detects the position and movement of your fingers so that you can ‘click’ and ‘swipe’ without actually having to contact the … Continue reading

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Attracting Attention on the Moon

This is the first billboard on the moon Putting a Sports Drink on the Moon Well, not exactly. Japanese soft drink maker Otsuka intends to send a can of ‘sweat powder’ to the Moon via one of Elon Musk’s Falcon … Continue reading

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Moby Digital now on Amazon

Moby Digital Moby Digital is a novelette about a group of people who get caught in a VR simulation of the novel, Moby Dick. It’s up to an intrepid free-lance IT troubleshooter to rescue them. It first appeared in the … Continue reading

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