Now and again we stumble across a fascinating project or demonstration, and this week we'd like to share what enthusiast Anatoly Kuzmenko has demonstrated. In his latest blog post Anatoly shows his virtual 3D touch screen that uses a group of ultrasonic distance sensors to determine the position of an object in nearby space.
The system uses an Arduino Due due as a higher refresh rate is required than can be offered by the typical Arduino and compatible boards. However the investment is worthwhile as the distance measurement has a resolution 12 um (micro-metres). A demonstration is shown in the following video:
Although Anatoly hasn't shared the code for the system, it's an interesting project to keep an eye on - so visit his interesting website to keep up to date. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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