The Snowboard can work with 10x16 matrix sensor. The size of this sensor is 50.8 x 76.2 (mm) and sufficient for general tactile sensing application. However, for a tactile sensing application such as foot pressure mapping, a larger matrix sensor is desirable. We are currently selling a large matrix sensor for this purpose. The Snowboard definitely works with this large sensor but resolution is still 10x16. So, we are developing a controller to support higher resolution for the large sensor which will be available 2Q.
Before the advanced controller is available, we would like to give you a simple tutorial to virtually build a large sensor with the Snowboard and the Matrix Sensor 1610. This is possible since you can run multiple instances of the latest Snowboard application.
To begin with you need:
2 x Snowboard
2 X Matrix Sensor 1610
Connect the two Snowboards to your PC.
Run snowforce.exe. You just double click snowforce.exe and then do it again.
You can find download the latest Snowboard software here
For each instance of snowforce.exe, open an appropriate port and click start button.
That's all, now you can get force image data from both sensors at a same time. By this way, you now get a 101.6 x 76.2 (mm) tactile sensor.
If you apply this tutorial with 4 Snowboards, the overall size of the sensor is virtually 101.6 x 152.4 (mm)!