Project: For my midterm I would like to make a physical controller for this web page. My inspiration comes mainly from the movie Minority Report and the Leap Motion Controller. I am not a big fan of touch screens and I hate it when people touch my laptop screen. The marks and smudges are just terrible. So, I like this solution for directly manipulating what’s on the screen (compared to using a stylus or mouse, trackpad or finger). Things I need:
- 3 ultrasonic sensors (one for zooming in and out and the other two for moving left and right)
- LEDs (to give feedback to the user)
Progress: So far I got two 4 pin ultrasonic range sensors to work. Next steps involve connection between Arduino and the browser through node.js. Among others I follow this tutorial. If I get everything to work properly, I need to create an enclosing that also works well with the user interaction.
In the end it was too hard and not possible in this time frame to figure out how to control this specific website with Arduino and node.js, but I managed to create 3 other interactions with this Sonar Controller.
The websites are created with three.js examples and p5.js.