, , ,

AirTouch: Pneumatic sensing for 3D prints

Reading Time: < 1 minute

AirTouch: Pneumatic sensing for 3D prints

Arduino TeamMay 22nd, 2020

3D printing allows us to make a wide variety of shapes, but adding interactive features generally means somehow strapping various electronics to them. The AirTouch project, however, presents an alternative option by enabling a fabricated object to sense up to a dozen different touch points with no components or complex calibration necessary. 

Instead compressed air is pumped into the 3D-printed item, which escapes via up to 12 tiny holes. As each hole is touched, a barometric sensor picks up the pressure response, which is then interpreted by an Arduino Uno board as user input. 

The system has been tested on a variety of interactive figures, from a model rabbit to a bar graph. A short demo can be seen below, while the project’s research paper is found here.

Website: LINK

Facebook Comments

What do you think?

3 points

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Written by Quad Oner

LEGENDS MAY SLEPP BUT THEY NEVER DIE

Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack is Available Now on Xbox One

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for May 26, 2020