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Tag: Capacitive

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus

Deal: Save 30% on the AluPen Digital Stylus
If you prefer to draw or write on the screen of your tablet with a stylus instead of a fingertip, then you’ll definitely want to check out the AluPen. This sturdy aluminum stylus has a precision tip and works with the vast majority of capacitive touch screens, including iPads and…

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit

Halo Back iPhone 6/6 Plus Screen Protector Adds Invisible Back Button: Secret Exit
In recent years, Apple has started following trends instead of popularizing them. There’s nothing wrong with that, but what’s wrong is it’s done nothing to fix the weaknesses of the designs they’re adopting. For instance, like Samsung and other smartphone makers Apple hasn’t come up with a good way to…
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Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime

Makey Makey Go: Turn Objects into Keyboards Anywhere, Anytime
Jay Silver is back on Kickstarter with an even smaller version of his simple but versatile USB keypad, the MaKey MaKey. Aside from its smaller form the Makey Makey Go also has a keyring and a magnet. It’s like a bottle opener for inventors. In case you’ve never heard of…

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 switch’s coverage or hide it altogether by putting a conductive object on top of…

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 of photo paper, conductive ink and its proprietary electronic module.…

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 times when it would be impractical, insensitive or downright impossible to interact with it.…

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.…

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 way to make one using readily available tools.…

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 object that can conduct “at least a tiny bit of electricity” – fruits, Play-Doh,…

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 are capable of I’m never going to forget about them. Unless Hasbro makes real…

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 a touchscreen device, simply tapping or swiping at the screen with a gloved finger…

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 mimic the way that you use your finger, designed for capacitive touch screens. The…

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 tablet like a painter’s canvas. The guys at Joystickers have come up with this…

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 problem is that capacitive touchscreens need the conductivity of your skin to work.…
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