Ootsidebox goes touchless with the 3Dpad



Ootsidebox has introduced the 3Dpad, a sophisticated touchless gesture control interface with a depth perception of 10cm. The platform – which recently made its Indiegogo debut – comprises three primary components: Electrode plane PCB Arduino shield Arduino Uno (Atmel ATmega328 MCU) “To detect the proximity of the human hand or finger, we use the projected capacitive […]

Interview: Jean-Noël talks Ootsidebox

Jean-Noël says projected capacity is the primary principle behind his Atmel-powered Ootsidebox, with an electric field projected in front of the existing touch surface affected by movements of the hand. Simply put, it is possible to calculate 3D coordinates and recognize certain gestures by measuring the perturbations of an oscillator caused by the movement of the user’s […]

Projected capacity with the Atmel-powered Ootsidebox



Jean-Noël says projected capacity is the primary principle behind his Atmel-powered Ootsidebox. “An electric field projected in front of the existing touch surface is [affected] by movements of the hand,” he recently told Elektor. “By measuring the perturbations of an oscillator caused by the movement of the user’s fingers (or any object, for that matter) at […]

Rewind: 30 Maker musical masterpieces from 2014

There’s music making and then there’s making music. From gloves that play tunes to modded printers that blare songs, Makers have proven that just about anything — and we mean everything — can be transformed into sound. And well, as you can tell from our #ThrowbackThursday chippy takes on ‘90s hits, we love music. Not to mention, a […]

1:1 interview with Mitch Altman, Co-Founder of Noisebridge, San Francisco (Part 1)

In this feature of Bits & Pieces, I interview one of the original forefathers of hackerspaces. Mitch is one of the original co-founders of the infamous spaces named Noisebridge in San Francisco — which later became a exemplary model for others around the world. Mitch exemplifies the persona of a hardware hacker, who not only knows […]

Touchless 3Dpad gets a Matlab update

Back in May, Ootsidebox introduced the 3Dpad, a sophisticated touchless gesture control interface with a depth perception of 10cm. The platform – which made its Indiegogo debut last month – comprises three primary components: Electrode plane PCB Arduino shield Arduino Uno (Atmel ATmega328 MCU) “To detect the proximity of the human hand or finger, we use […]