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Scratch Input - For all you geeky gadget lovers that like to invent stuff!

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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
http://hackaday.com/2008/11/14/scratch-input/

Basically allows you to control your pc by scratching on the walls! Trying to find the software to give it a go but can't find anything to download so maybe no-one has released it.
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8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
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banned#2
I could scratch on a wall in my kitchen to control my laptop in the bedroom.

Or. I could use the trackpad/mouse attached to the actual laptop and within a mere foot of the screen.
#3
Very clever!:thumbsup:
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DanJackson
I could scratch on a wall in my kitchen to control my laptop in the bedroom.

Or. I could use the trackpad/mouse attached to the actual laptop and within a mere foot of the screen.


Of course, but the technology is in the really early stages and will become much more involved and have more uses. Controlling the music using the wall is just a way of showing off the technology. Personally I think that would be quite cool for a party, like a magic trick, control the music just by scratching on a random wall!
banned#5
I want to open my email account by farting on a section of carpet in my hallway. Is this possible?
#6
DanJackson
I want to open my email account by farting on a section of carpet in my hallway. Is this possible?


Yep, you'll need at least 2 microphones and probably a marker so you use exactly the same point each time. You'll need some air freshner too!

Hang on a minute,


won't work on carpet.
banned#7
OK.

So I've got a pan full of dry rice. It's hard. I am stood in the kitchen.

I throw the rice, in large handfulls, at the kitchen wall.

At the exact same time i am doing this, my girlfriend is 20 feet away in the living room kicking the wall whilst wearing her slippers.

Does this install an update for Adobe Acrobat?
#8
Old person has heart attack, falls to the ground dying. Taps the floor as they would if they were tapping SOS in morse code. All old people know morse code, btw. It's the law. The aid system based on this technology hears this tapping regardless of where the person is, because it's able to hear all surfaces within the area. It then sets off an alarm which serves two purposes, first, to tell the old person that an ambulance has been summoned, and second, to help paramedics locate the exact address the person who's collapsed. Paramedics bust in, revive person, take to hospital. Life is saved. Technology earns rep from dxx.

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