D’Groove force feedback turntable

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Timothy Wisdom’s D’Groove is a digital haptic force feedback turntable. D’Groove takes digital music control further than products like FinalScratch. The platter has four divisions marked on it;  each line represents one beat in a measure. Every time the record makes a full rotation it plays a full measure. The force feedback allows you to actually feel where the beats are.

The Q-Slider represents where in the song you are. As the song progresses, the slider moves to match. If you grab the handle it’s like picking up the record needle. Sliding the handle you can feel the intensity of the track. There are a lot of other features and possibilities that I haven’t covered. Check out the video on the site to see it in action.

Comments

  1. chippo says:

    Wow that is hot. I wish i could spin vinyl.

  2. Unomi says:

    What’s vinyl? Is that the new uncompliant invention as a predecessor like HD-DVD etc.? How much Gb or Tb goes on such medium and has it the same crappy DRM-stuff Sony is trying to put on us?

    (Being a troll, just for the weekend)

    - Unomi -

  3. Nuno says:

    pretty cool, would like to see this in a vestax or a technics.

  4. kyle says:

    what happened to the daily links? that was my favorite part of hackaday.

  5. Theblunderbuss says:

    Normally, I don’t like DJ hacks but this is awesome!

    I think I know where to get something like a forcefeedback slider….hmmmm. better get crackin

  6. furtim says:

    It’s DJ week on Hack-a-Day! Not complaining, this is pretty cool.

  7. CYRIX says:

    would be more interested in home sound studio hacks :D. Yeah I want the daily links back!

  8. rasbilll says:

    they really need to incorperate that slider into the cd decks they have out now

  9. austin says:

    team engadget is perilously close

  10. Xeonon says:

    Awsome hack today… and to #8… at the rates right now, team engadget will be about 10 or so below us but not till some time next month…. they still can

  11. anon says:

    Very nice project, but if someone reverse engineered final scratch it would be even better!

  12. -Pat says:

    Actually, hackaday took care of dishing out something quite similar (as far as I can tell) to final scratch, all GPL’d and everything, back in April.
    Original posting: http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000377039419/

    The old link there is down now, you can find it at http://terminatorx.org/

  13. Wearaware says:

    OK, it’s a dense site and I haven’t slogged through it all yet, but I just had to point out the irony in beat-matching with this troublesome quote:

    “We assume that all songs played on D’Groove will have a constant tempo and will follow a 4/4 musical timing structure.”

    Otherwise, I’m all for haptic interfaces and I really respect the skillz of many DJs. As a visualist, I’m a little bitter over the extent of the props and support DJs receive over us, but that doesn’t mean that we’re not both artists. Anyway, I hope DJs realize this project is a way to introduce more people to their craft and can contribute to their appreciation of it. In addition to a learning aid, I’m excited about what already skilled DJs can push this project to create.

  14. Mark question says:

    I agree, kyle. Without the links, hackaday is a little boring…since most of the hacks are projects that require time and money. I liked the quick hacks better.

  15. So this is why my web hits went through the roof a few days ago….you’ve discovered D’Groove!

    enjoy

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