[chuck-users] Wireless controller for Chuck

Jukka Akkanen jakkanen at mac.com
Wed Mar 18 09:05:51 EDT 2009

There is a musical instrument where the pitch can be controlled, as an  
alternative to using a keyboard, by how much string you pull out --  
the Ondes Martinot. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9UBjrUjwo for  
a very good demonstration. Perhaps this controller could be adapted to  
such use.


On Mar 17, 2009, at 10:38 PM, Kassen wrote:

> Rob,
> That must be disappointing though I have to say this does sound  
> interesting and exotic as a method of control. I'm certain there  
> must be people in performance art or forms of theatre that involve  
> modern media that must think these are absolutely perfect; "able to  
> track, to 1mm of accuracy, a position in 3D space - at up to 2000  
> miles per hour! Real World Golf uses Gametrak to measure your swing  
> 60 times per second - in real time." That's not bad at all at 10  
> bucks!
> That said; I wouldn't know what do do with one right here and now  
> either. Erm... a interface for digital puppeteering? Sensor for room- 
> length strings tuned to be used as LFO-type modulation signals? I  
> suppose that in the end our controllers must line up with our needs  
> but I see no reason for mortal embaracement here at all. I hope this  
> one finds a good home and I hope you find something that suits your  
> needs.
> Yours,
> Kas.
> 2009/3/18 Robert Poor <rdpoor at gmail.com>
> I'm mortally embarrassed to report that the $9.99 controller from  
> Amazon:
> http://www.amazon.com/Catz-Real-World-Bundle-Gametrak/dp/B00125V2I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1236093078&sr=8-1
> is anything but wireless.  It's wire-ful.  More like string-ful: the  
> controller sits on the floor and a pair of retracting strings attach  
> to your "golfing gloves" and reel in and out as you swing a tiny  
> golf club.
> Um, anyone want it?  It's yours for the cost of shipping.  Or if you  
> live in SF, come by and pick it up.  It might make for good  
> performance art, but it's not what I'm looking for.
> Next mail: related questions about the Wii controllers...
> - Rob
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