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After experimenting a bit with ARToolKit, melkaone came up with this intriguing demo for an augmented reality sculpting system with force feedback via Arduino -
As you can see, this is just a proof of concept, I only worked on it this morning, but I think it has great potential. However, I donâ€™t have the knowledge / budget to do such work.
I can think of many ways to improve this :
- Have some kind of deformable ball of clay, like what you can see in tools like MudBox or ZBrush
- Use a solenoÃ¯d instead of the pager motor. This way, youâ€™ll get a feedback in the axis of the pencil, not just a shaking sensation.
- Maybe use a 3-DOF robotic arm to have the feedback, would be a lot harder to implement, but might be worth it.
- Use a pair of stereoscopic goggles to get a better feeling (head â€œtrackingâ€, perspective, etcâ€¦)
More project info available on his blog. The concept definitely shows potential, anyone care to collaborate?
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