In this project we tried to explore the world of force feedback. We built a little game where the player has to keep Wile E. Coyote from falling to the ground from the cliff. In order to do so the player has to pull up on the lever as quick as possible, too slow and gravity takes over. The fun part starts as coyote reaches to the top, the lever becomes stiff making it harder for the player to lift it. This is achieved by using “The Plank” developed by Bill Verlpank which uses the reader head of old hard drives repurposed using magnets as an input device which provides force feedback. This enables us to configure various types of haptic feedback based on situation to imitate real world objects like springs, flip switches etc. making the interaction more intuitive.

Course name: Motors and Music
Project duration : 2 days
Project by: Momo Miyazaki, Anderw Nip, Manas Karambelkar
Guids: David Gauthier, Bill Verplank
Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, Denmark

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