Gesture board turns thin air into an input device, letting you control your electronics like an orchestra conductor, with wrist flicks and finger lifts.

Gesture board
 

The Gesture board carries Microchip’s MGC3130 3D gesture recognition controller. You’re used to touching, tapping and swiping flat touch screen surfaces, it’s what revolutionized user interfaces. With this board you can extend the input area to the third dimension, making it even more intuitive.

The palm, the wrist, the fingers — you use hands all the time to augment your spoken word and make sure people understand you. Come, go, stop, next, turn around — these are just few commands you can naturally convey that way. With Gesture click you can communicate equally harmoniously with machines.

The silkscreen on the back of the board depicts the multitude of supported gestures. This video shows them in action:

That setup involves an adapter click to connect the Gesture board to a mikromedia (I2C interface). If you want to use it in a similar setup, to build a hardware prototype, get the Gesture MCU kit. Download the code for that same demo from Libstock.

This is such a cool technology though. We didn’t want to limit it to the realm of microcontrollers. We guess a lot of you will want to use with a PC. Hence, we developed a Gesture USB adapter, which converts the IDC cable connector to a USB. The adapter is bundled with the Gesture board in the Gesture PC kit.

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Yours sincerely,
MikroElektronika

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