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3 Posts authored by: jgmarcelino
By now I've found many applications for the MGC3130 3D gestured recognition IC - if you're interested please see my other blog posts about what I've done with it- so of course I want to start creating my own devices using the chip.   One important consideration systems that rely on generating and sensing tiny capacitance disturbances to an e-field system is of course the electrodes. Fortunately the MGC3130 seems to be very tolerant and the datasheet lists a wide range of suitable materials ...
OK, I'm not sure why - I don't even go to shops that much - but the first application that came to mind when I saw the Roadtest announcement for the MGC3130 3D gesture recognizer kit was: "Hey! It would be interesting if we could create interactive shop windows". Something where the sensor sits behind the glass - safe from the elements and out of reach - that customers could use with gestures e.g. to scroll through a product catalog on a large TV screen or interact with the products on display. ...
One of the most interesting uses for gesture sensing is connecting real world user gestures to "virtual" systems such as apps or games which can receive those gestures and take almost infinite number of actions based on those inputs.This opens up a world of applications from the small, such as smart switches that control your home lights, to museum exhibitions, in-store marketing and even wide scale "Playable Cities" projects (for example under the Future Cities Catapult)  Far too many appl ...

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