MN VR and HCI Jan 2015: Homebrew Data Glove

Posted by IGDA Twin Cities on January 16, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
SmartThings (above The Bulldog NE)
11 4th St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Eventbrite - MN VR and HCI Jan 2015: Homebrew Data Glove

A Homebrew Data Glove with Haptic Feedback on a Budget – Paul Christian

While I was anxiously waiting for my DK1 to ship, all I could think about were ways to do things in VR. Game controllers are great, but I wanted hands. So having a bit of electronics knowledge and being a decent programmer, I figured might as well try to build a data glove.

This will be a brief presentation of what went into making it, some things learned in the process, applications, limitations and future plans; followed by a hands-on demo if time allows.  I’ll also do an overview of features vs complexity and cost in commercial gloves/trackers.
Paul Christian is a full-stack JVM web developer/artist/musician, and recent transplant from Philadelphia. Interested in collaboration or employment relating to VR, physical computing, HCI R&D, edutainment, etc.


SmartThings is on the 3rd floor above The Bulldog NE.  Go through the glass door and up 3 flights of stairs.  Please plan for traffic and parking so you can arrive before the door locks at 7, or we’ll be running up and down those stairs a whole lot.  There is street and lot parking all around the building.  The nearest ramp is a block away by Ginger Hop.


6:30 Social and setup
7:00 Paul Christian
8:30 Typical wrap up
After, we’ll head to one of the many great bars within a block.


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