Electrick: a low-cost technique for turning 3D printed objects into touch-sensitive devices

Electrick: a low-cost technique for turning 3D printed objects into touch-sensitive devices

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed Electrick, a new sensing technology that brings touch input to a huge range of surfaces and objects using electric field tomography. Users can use Electrick to add touch sensors to 3D printed objects. Researchers used their Electrick technique to turn a static 3D printed part into touch-sensitive drum kit Touch input technology is pretty ubiquitous these days: you’ll find touch sensors on things like mobile phone screens, tablets, and ticket machines. But this kind of sensing technology has its limits—specifically, in terms of the scale and shape of the objects becoming sensor-equipped. […]

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