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We propose Cubot, a novel input device that enables people to use it as an in-hand or wearable device. We endow a cube with soul and make it into a general input device for a computer. People can use Cubot as a game controller, a remote, a body tracker and anything else in their mind. In this mini project, we illustrates our idea by playing FlappyBird via body jumping and hand lifting with Cubot, operating "helicopter" to view a 3D scene, observing a 3D object by rotating heads, play games and present slides via moving chairs. Cubot is not an extension or improved version of any existing input devices. It is brand new, and we created it!

Components we used to build our system

Arduino Uno R3
Breadboard and wires
Pololu MinIMU-9 v2 Gyro, Accelerometer, and Compass (L3GD20 and LSM303DLHC Carrier)
Laptop computer
Hat, Chair, Lamp

BibTeX

@online{Cubot,
author = {Du, Ruofei and Du, Fan and Froehlich, Jon},
title = {Cubot: An In-hand or Wearable Input Device Attached onto Everyday Object },
year = 2014,
url = {http://duruofei.com/Research/Cubot},
urldate = {2014-03-03}
}

Citation

Du, R., Du, F., & Froehlich, J. (2014) Cubot: An In-hand or Wearable Input Device Attached onto Everyday Object