In the perennially evolving world of computers, the interface for inputs has always been focused and improved upon. As a result we have used keyboards, clicked on mouse, touched our screen and now even gesturing around to tell the feeling less box that what we want.
An interesting DIY which can be done here using the Chronos watch makes one control a computer using his hands. Termed as Chronos Flying Mouse, this gadget can do all the stuff that a computer mouse does, with the same or rather better accuracy. Simple on-screen navigation, clicks, zooming, scrolling are now just a wave of a hand away.
As a joystick, this input system can control movements of the character in the game as well orient the direction or view from which the user wants to see the character. The interface is pretty smooth too and one won’t feel that it is a DIY based system.
Now, when gesture based computers are out of the Hollywood fiction, having such amazing DIY kits attracts many developers and electronics hobbyists all over.
What is left undone here is the fact of exploration which demands a further more application of gesture based computing inputs. Can we control the cars, remote controlled toys, even electronics through our gestures? Find it out using this MSP430 based DIY application.
Check the demo video for Chronos Mouse
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