3DPad from Ootsidebox
We have an interesting opportunity to evaluate Ootsidebox's 3DPad. 3DPad is an Arduino shield to implement a touchless gesture controller.
Ootsidebox blog has comprehensive material to start and play 3DPad. For your convenience, useful links are collected below with some comments.
3DPad Getting started guide
- In order to make 3Dpad work correctly, you need a 12V DC power supply (mandatory). 3DPad won't work correctly without it. After you upload Arduino firmware and launch a serial monitor you will see something like this which shows that 3DPad is working.
3DPad's demo software - Processing
- After you setup 3DPad, you may want to visually see how it works. 3DPad comes with a visualization software built by Processing environment. Although Processing 2.1.1 is mentioned in the link, Processing 2.2.1 also works well with 3DPad.
- In our test, the Processing code outputs following error message. However, it does not affect the operation of the software. Just ignore it and go forward to connect to 3DPad.
Now hover your finger above the pad and the visualization software will visually show your 3D gestures.
3DPad's demo software - VB6
- This visualization software is written in VB6. Since it only supports French at this time, we skipped testing it.
And here are more links for your deeper understanding of 3DPad.
Looking deeper in 3DPad's Hardware
Thanks Jean Noel to share this gorgeous device!
1/2/2017 01:04:48 am
Hi, thank you so much for this great device, I was wondering if there was any more assistance available in helping to set it up. I am new to this. Thank you so much.
5/24/2022 06:31:34 am
Great device, thanks for the review. I wonder how much development this technology has received in recent years? If you have actual 3D Pads, please share your experiences.
8/18/2022 03:49:14 pm
Great post thankk you
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