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Tag: Capacitive

iOn Touchless Capacitive Switch: Wave on, Wave off

iOn Touchless Capacitive Switch: Wave on, Wave off
Watch out Clapper; there’s a new switch in town. iOn is a capacitive switch that lets you toggle lights and other devices simply by waving your hand in front of it. You can even extend the…
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Paper-Thin Keyboard: Print and Press

Paper-Thin Keyboard: Print and Press
The printed word is dying, but the printed keyboard is alive and kicking. And no, you won’t need a 3D printer to make one. A company called Novalia has made an incredibly thin Bluetooth keyboard made…
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Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass

Google Glass Alternate User Interface Hacks: More than Okay Glass
Because of its size and form, Google Glass has a limited – albeit seemingly capable – user interface: touch gestures, head gestures and voice commands. Even though Glass’ display is visible at all times, there are…
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Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero
Not content with turning inanimate objects into touch sensitive interfaces, Disney Research is now developing a noninvasive technology they call Botanicus Interacticus, which turns plants into touch sensitive input devices.…
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DIY 3D Tracking Interface: Leap on the Cheap

DIY 3D Tracking Interface: Leap on the Cheap
The Leap motion controller is one of the most hyped gadgets unveiled this year, and it really is promising. But if you can’t wait until next year to have a 3D tracking interface, MAKE knows a…
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MaKey MaKey Turns Everyday Objects Into Keypads: Me LiKey LiKey

MaKey MaKey Turns Everyday Objects Into Keypads: Me LiKey LiKey
Several days ago we saw Disney’s plan for turning everyday objects – including humans – into touch-sensitive interfaces. The MaKey MaKey is a lot simpler than that, but what it does is still very impressive. Any…
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Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle
Disney’s Research Hub recently presented a new technology that can make a variety of materials touch-sensitive. I wasn’t even aware that Disney had a network of research labs, but after seeing what their team of nerds…
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TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone

TapCaps: So You Can Wear Gloves and Still Use Your Touchscreen Phone
Even though we’re headed towards the warmer summer months, there’s still that random cold spell that makes it nearly impossible to leave the house without gloves on. This becomes a problem when you have to use…
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Marvel Digital Stylus Doubles as Pen

Marvel Digital Stylus Doubles as Pen
There are basically two kinds of styluses available. The ones with a thin tip, that allow you to write, draw, and select stuff on a resistive screen, and the ones with a somewhat larger tip, that…
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The Flow: A Paint Brush for the iPad (and other tablets too)

The Flow: A Paint Brush for the iPad (and other tablets too)
All sorts of attempts have been made to create “the perfect stylus” for drawing on the iPad, with mixed success. But this is the first time I’ve seen a devices designed to let you use your…
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Agloves Keep Your Hands Warm and Work With iPad

Agloves Keep Your Hands Warm and Work With iPad
If you live in a cold environment where you have to wear gloves during the winter and fall, or work somewhere that you need gloves working devices that use a capacitive touchscreen is usually impossible. The…
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