Ericsson Research demoing Telehaptics using the WoodenHaptics device at Mobile World Congress.
Here is a another update, we have been working on the idea of a pre-packaged kit and will be soon able to tell more. Things have been a bit delayed since we have all been working on finishing our PhD theses, but the last one of us (that's me) will defend April 6, so more focus on the kit can be expected onwards. Feel free to ask around on the forum or email me at jofo02 at kth.se.
This is a quick update for those who follow our project: usb is on the way! This means that you won't have to buy an expensive PCIe card (the Sensoray DAQ) just to use your Wooden Haptics based device. Furthermore, we are making our own motor driver (replacing ESCON) that will cut the cost too. We will keep backwards compatibility with the previous motherboard, this will just replace the ESCONS modules and instead of the connector for the DAQ you connect an mBED development board. We just ordered this from the pcb factory and will report in a week or two on the results of our first tests.
We got some interest in buying kits and we are looking into producing a small series. We want to evaluate the usb opportunity first though, because we could drop costs quite much as well as supporting laptops and not just full size computers (due to the PCIe card). We will come back here later as this progress. Are you interested in buying a kit? Fill in the form under "Buy".
Welcome! On this site you will find the information you need to start fabricating your own grounded spatial haptic device based on our default open source design. This site is essentially the companion to our TEI2015 conference paper WoodenHaptics: A Starting Kit for Crafting Force-Reflecting Spatial Haptic Devices. We hope you want to share our joy of crafting haptic devices!
Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement in the TEI2015 demo session. The video from the TEI talk is now online. If you would like to get in touch with us you are very welcome to email me: email@example.com.