Arduino to Flash range sensor experiment

More info at http://jamesalliban.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/arduino-flash-range-sensor-experiment/

I’ve been playing around with the Arduino microcontroller recently and this is my first experiment. It’s a prototype for a future artwork that essentially acts as a primitive touchscreen device. I’ve used 2 PING))) Ultrasonic Range Sensors positioned at the top of my monitor. These measure the distance of any object placed in front of them. The Arduino board collects this data and passes it on to Flash via SerProxy.

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22 thoughts on “Arduino to Flash range sensor experiment

  1. place one sensor …
    place one sensor left and one at the top, so you can get a x and a y position, for more komplexity…
    nice project!

  2. Son sensores de …
    Son sensores de proximidad ultrasónicos, pero la aplicación como interfaz es desde luego interesante, creo no se me hubiese ocurido, aunque desconozco que tan preciso y sensible seria dicho método como para cubrir toda la pantalla

  3. this is really cool …
    this is really cool i didn’t know you could do this. wouldn’t it be more effective if the sensors were more separated though?

  4. We should try to …
    We should try to collaborate on a project sometime.

    asilaydxing is my email with Hotmail

  5. Thats pretty …
    Thats pretty awesome for a do it urself.

    Props man. Love the classic particle emitter with the ridiculous “higher” tech sensors ahah..

  6. hey, is it possible …
    hey, is it possible to take a look at the arduino code? how youre translating the values and such 🙂

  7. It only returns one …
    It only returns one value. If my memory serves, it is the amount of centimeters the object is from the sensor.

  8. What kind of Data …
    What kind of Data does the sensor Return?

    is it a X,Y situation?! or just Proximity to screen and Closeness to the sensor?

  9. Is there also a way …
    Is there also a way to record these motions as animations to for instance add music to?

  10. Very interesting. …
    Very interesting. While most other touch sensing solutions employ light or electrical resistance, yours seems to be sonar based… it’d be cool to see what kind of weird phenomenon you could come up with by doing it that way. Perhaps some sort of feedback tricks using the delay from the sound waves?

  11. Fantastic! I’ve …
    Fantastic! I’ve been looking into doing something very similar to this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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