Tablo, fabric gesture controller


[Adrian Freed] posted this interesting fabric gesture controller called Tablo. It uses a stretchy conductive fabric, laid over a framework to create a curve known as the Witch of Agnesi. Holding the center of the fabric up is an inverted bowl covered with sections of conductive material. The whole thing is wired to a microcontroller that measures the resistance fluctuations when you press on the fabric. It is capable of measuring displacement and pressure as well as being multitouch.

They mention that the simple interface allows it to be used as a foot input as well as a hand input. We’d love to see a video of it in action.

Comments

  1. klintor says:

    DISTRACTION PENIS

  2. What the heck is that bulge in the middle of the fabric? The Witch of Agnesi? It’s the first time I’ve heard it called that, I bet the ladies love it.

  3. specs says:

    from the picture it looks like the multi-touch can be controlled from both sides of the fabric?

    or is that just a large and strange french-tickler?

  4. crait says:

    Omg.
    Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. fever says:

    he’s wearing a top hat.

  6. blizzarddemon says:

    Why, WHY that part!?

  7. alfiesauce says:

    For those of you above who are seriously unaware-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_of_Agnesi

  8. karega says:

    talk about your boners.

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