I am looking for someone to design an affordable, physical 2D position sensor array. My application is unique: creation of DIGITAL SOUNDS from a physical sensor array.
The idea for this contest is very similar to HAIHONG ZHU's Georgia Tech project. They created a 2D electromechanichal array that uses linear voltage displacement transducers that the user can actually shape by hand.
The project can be seen on the GaTech website: [url removed, login to view] :
"The idea and concept of Digital Clay, at the current technology stage, is to construct and control a massive hydraulic actuator array to:
Provide a 3D/[url removed, login to view] tangible surface actuated under the control of a computer
Respond to pressure in a haptic/semi-haptic fashion
Provide a bi-directional interaction means between a user and a computer, i.e.,
The user shapes the surface; the computer acquires the surface shape
The computer commands the surface shape; the user sees and/or feels the shape and the virtual material properties
In reality, the Digital Clay is similar to a powered version of a toy named as "Pin Art" ....."
Please see attachments for details. My previous projects ffrom [url removed, login to view] are provided for reference in the .ppt slides.