A rapid prototyping technique for tactile and functional physical interactive systems.
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README.md

README.md

Mechamagnets

A technique for rapid prototyping haptic and functional physical interactive systems, via desktop FDM printing and embedded magnets.

NOTE this is a work in progress that is undergoing heavy editing.
For questions and feedback, please contact Clement at clement.zheng@colorado.edu.



Papers

Mechamagnets: Tactile Mechanisms with Embedded Magnets
TEI 2018 Work In Progress
https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173268


Videos

Video Link
Mechamagnets: Exploring Haptic Physical Interfaces Mechamagnets: Exploring Haptic Physical Interfaces
Mechamagnets: Digital Design and Fabrication Pipeline Mechamagnets: Digital Design and Fabrication Pipeline
Mechamagnets: Designing and Fabricating a Physical Input Device Mechamagnets: Designing and Fabrication a Physical Input Device



Folders

Folder Description Contents
Existing Mechanism Swatches Initial exploration replicating existing physical input mechanisms STL Files, cross-section diagrams, bill of materials
Examples Purposeful design case studies integrating all aspects of Mechamagnets STL Files, bill of materials, electronic schematics, code
Physical Computing Development of physical computing tools and platforms for Mechamagnets Bill of materials, electronic schematics, code
Taxonomy Basic building blocks of Mechamagnet inputs STL Files, Fusion 360 models



Example: Momentary Push Button

Case study schematic