You can easily produce a Touchless Gesture Control interface that’s capable of reliably providing 3-dimensional co-ordinates (X, Y, and Z axes). This simple, experimental device, designed in collaboration with the Elektor Labs team and published in Elektor’s May 2014 edition, consists of a sandwich made up of a PCB called an electrode plane, an Arduino Uno, and a shield, with control software.
Be a part of the new revolution in person/machine interfaces, which began a long time ago with… punched cards, followed by keyboards, screens, joysticks, mice… Today, touch screens are everywhere, with so-called ‘gesture’ control, but using finger contact (to zoom, unlock, etc.) The new step that Elektor is inviting you to take now is touchless interaction, using gestures in the air in three dimensions. This isn’t science-fiction―this webinar is here to prove to you that it’s even … at your very fingertips.
Presenters: Clemens Valens and Jean-Noël Lefebvre
Clemens Valens is a member of the international editorial staff of Elektor magazine. He has more than 20 years experience in embedded systems design. Clemens is currently focused on sound synthesis techniques, rapid prototyping and the popularisation of technology. Jean-Noël Lefebvre is the designer of the 3D Pad Touchless Gesture Control Interface. He learnt electronics with his soldering iron in his hand and through reading magazines (including Elektor, naturally) and specialist books. The 3D-Pad circuit described in Elektor's May 2014 edition is based on his own patents.