Have just been playing with the new gyro-enabled SHAKE devices. These are small matchbox sized units that contain 3-axis accelerometers, magnetometer, and now also gyro’s for measuring angular rate. Also included is a 3-way rocker switch, two capacitive sensors and two pager vibration motors. All of the data is sent over a bluetooth serial connection to the laptop. Currently I’m using Processing to parse the serial stream and also to create a basic display to show the readings. This is shown above; from left to right you’ve got the two capacitive sensors, the acceleration, gyro’s, magnetometer and then compass heading which is calculated in hardware and sent over (unfortunately at a rather slow rate).
The next step is to update the code for the air-scratch interface, so that you can scratch a sample any-which-way…