Updated Kit available for sale

January 26, 2017Posted by Jonas Forsslund


Starting today, January 26, 2017, we are offering kits to get started in building your own WoodenHaptics device! All commercial activities are handled by Forsslund Systems AB, founded by author Jonas with friends. WoodenHaptics will remain open source, this is for convenience only. If you want to request a quote, help with proposals or request a discount please e-mail jonas@forsslundsystems.com. The kit is sold either as a complete kit or individual components (e.g. electronics box). Please see the Price List for more information on contents, shipment etc.

The kit is the updated "2017 edition" which includes USB support (1Khz update rate), optional DAQ card support (up to 10Khz), lighter motors, laptop-style power supply and a fancy red ball handle.

Ericsson Demo Featuring WoodenHaptics

February 23, 2016Posted by Jonas Forsslund


Ericsson Research demoing Telehaptics using the WoodenHaptics device at Mobile World Congress.

A new year

February 23, 2016Posted by Jonas Forsslund


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.

USB is on the way

April 23, 2015Posted by Jonas Forsslund


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".

Design your own spatial haptic device

January 15, 2015Posted by Jonas Forsslund


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: jofo02@kth.se.