Welcome to www.JediPad.org


SunFish7@Gmail.com

This is the official site for JediPad Project - an endevour to build, from the ground up where necessary, a healthy, intuitive, efficient and complete computer interface.


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JediPad Sep 07
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JediPad II Jan 08
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JediPad III Apr 08


This will replace mouse / keyboard, and change the way the OS looks / feels / behaves..
Currently nobody seems to be really thinking out of the box re: computer interface
( apart from the wii, which has hit since I started this project )
If you'd like to involve, please do!!
OK here goes...

(If you reached here from www.sf7.wikispaces.com please update your link to www.jedipad.org or it will soon be out of date!)



Want to get involved? Make one? Go here: team

Check out my YouTube Video of JediPad
And here's a YouTube video of some earlier stuff

Too lazy to browse? Just go here!




Controller

Design specification as of 14 Dec 2005:


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(early plasticine shape prototype - Jan 05)

  • ergonomic
......... - no RSI
  • 3d-position(X,Y,Z) & orientation(roll,pitch,yaw) sensitive
.......... - thru gyros & accelerometers
  • buttons to be triple axis pressure & direction sensitive.
......... - thru TrackPoints
  • USB or Battery+WiFi
......... - LED for 'find-in-the-dark'
......... - Wireless operation via BlueTooth or WiFi
......... - Inbuilt retractable USB cable (mainly for charging).
......... - AA Rechargeable battery
  • No moving parts.
......... - durable, cheap to make
  • Inbuilt microphone
    - hold down a 'talk' button and speak commands / dictation
  • Hollow rubber
......... - light
......... - squidgy
......... - inflatable to fit any hand size


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(Illustration of range of movement of thumb, Feb 05)



Software


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JediPad ScreenCapture


  • controller interface is context sensitive
......... - ie "which buttons do what" depends on what you're doing
......... anyone can customize this via a simple scripting language
.................. - Free resource of scripts to be avail on website
.................. companies eg Adobe, MS can upload scripts to webby
.................. - Software automatically downloads relevant scripts for the progs you use

  • there's a "help" button
......... - Pressing it shows a semitransparent overlay showing which buttons do what (in the current context)

  • This is to be used in conjunction with voice recognition software (and maybe eye-tracking) to provide a complete computer interface.
  • Software to be for Linux, Windows


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(JediPad controller board September 07)

Note: Some of my latest stuff is on my scratchwiki. I am trying to move it all over here - nearly there now!