Overhand knot in a strip of carbon-loaded paper becomes an FSR that can be easily connected to your favorite microcontroller (in this case a teensy running with the Arduino C++ tool chain).
This bracelet has an Arduino-powered ring of white LED's with a 3-axis accelerometer tilt sensor.
How many interactions/games can you think of with this platform?
There are 3 in the video:
Hand in the air: flashes (because at a party you want to signal that you want someone to talk to?).
Horizontal hand: always illuminates the top LED's whatever rotation your arm has ("smart flashlight")
Spins of the wrist: a blob spins around in the same direction and slows to a stop.
/* * OSCuino Rough * Copyright 2009 Adrian Freed.
I don't use the stock "official" Arduino boards for my work. The $18 teensy 2.0 is smaller than any of the stock Arduinos, has more A/D pins than any of them except the Mega, has more memory, more PWM pins, full speed USB serial support and has a more accurate crystal cock instead of a resonator.
Recent attempts to extend organology to add useful classifications of electrophones and music controllers have rightly focussed on music performance gestures . The naive approach of classification by gestural types (strum, pluck, hit, slap etc..) fails because gestures say more about musicians and their music than their instruments.The Fingerboard Instruments: Reframing Lutherie without Strings, , 3rd Music and Cognition Conference, McGill University, Montreal, (2010)
This wireless variant of Hannah Perner Wilson's fabric tilt sensor uses embroidereded high electrical resistance thread . I designed the tool path to create a resistive track from the patches that can be used as a potential divider . This results in a more continuous estimate of the ball location than is suggsted by the six apparently-discrete patches.