June 11, 2013

Arduino-powered controller glove for Surgeon Simulator 2013

 If you enjoy playing the Steam game "Surgeon Simulator" and want to have a more realistic control experience, then the project shown by YouTube user "conquerearth" will be of interest. Using existing hardware instructions they've used a Nintendo PowerGlove from the late 1980s that contains sensors in the fingers and thumb - added an accelerometer and Bluetooth - which gives them a new device to user for user input. With some C# code and judicious software hacking they've managed to use the glove with the simulator game - for example:

That's creepy and interesting at the same time, so for more information check out the description here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

For those looking to recreate such a project, a good start would be with the AM3X accelerometer module:

This tiny 3-axis accelerometer module can operate in either +/-1.5 g or +/-6 g ranges, giving your project the ability to tell which way is up. Ideal for robotics projects, tilt sensors, vehicle data loggers, and whatever else you can dream up. For more information and to order, click here

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