Technologist Ellen Sundh has documented some simple yet interesting interfacing between an Arduino measuring flexible force sensors, a computer runnning Processing and Unity. In doing so she has created a bridge between the physical and the virtual – by means of making a squeezable cube containing the force sensor. The Arduino then measures the sensor and sends the data back to the PC for processing and Unity – which visually represents the cube in real-time. For example:
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