[games_access] Commodity blowing interface

Eelke Folmer eelke.folmer at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 15:19:28 EST 2007


Hi,

Great concept (except for people that have asthma ;-)

I know of a company that's developing a monkey ball like game on the
DS using the same mechanism.

cheers Eelke



On 11/13/07, Tim Chase <agdev at thechases.com> wrote:

> This crossed my plate this morning and thought it might be of

> interest to folks here on the list(s):

>

> http://www.hackaday.com/2007/11/12/blowable-computer-interface/

>

> I mirrored a copy on my website

>

> http://tim.thechases.com/blow_ui.pdf

>

> as it was getting pounded and took forever to download the

> original. I haven't gotten a chance to watch the video as it too

> was taking forever+1 to download.

>

> Abstract: using a standard built-in laptop microphone, these

> developers have managed to get a modestly accurate interface

> wherein you blow at places on your screen and it determines where

> you blew based on the sound fingerprint.

>

> I'm not sure I'd want to use this for an interface to a twitch

> game, as you'd have spittle all over the screen and end up

> passed-out from hyperventilation, but it's got possibilities for

> accessible gaming or at least novel interfacing.

>

> -tim

>

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