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Punch out your designs with the Fluidforms Cassius punching bag sculpture maker, Arduino based too!-

The Fluidforms Punching Bag contains a matrix of 9×7 force sensors that measure the force exerted by a blow to the punching bag. The sensors are plugged into an Arduino board that sends the values over USB to a computer using the MIDI protocol. The Computer is running a Processing sketch that receives the MIDI packets and writes the current state of the sensors to a folder in a “|” separated format. An OpenGL render then reads these text files and graphically represents the current state of the punches to the bag since the last reset.

The Fluidforms Cassius punching bag – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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