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rubix 3D mouse.
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I want to replace/augment my mouse with a 3-d wireless cube. It's gotta be wireless. It can't be a ball or you'll loose all attitude reference. It needs accelerometers in all six degrees of freedom. <need a Kalman filter...remote processing...> I want lighted colored buttons/trackballs in every face that can keep track of which way is up and rotate meanings. "Borger" will take both hands to operate and need quite a bit of training. Consider the "mircoborg" my revenge on the world for the rubix cube.

I'll build me one-- then we'll talk 3D OS interfaces.

marsrvr, Apr 26 2002

3D Mouse http://www.handview.com/
Not a 'Microborg', though. Thankfully. [st3f, Apr 26 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Archive of the above link http://web.archive....//www.handview.com/
They don't seem to say anything about how it works, and the picture they claim is of their product is just a picture of a regular mouse [notexactly, Apr 09 2019]

Held Cube Posterior art [notexactly, Apr 09 2019]


       Six degrees of freedom input devices exist.  Useful for 3D modeling, CAD and even some games.  I think most of them are easier to use than what you are describing but, hey, maybe your cube thingy is the best HCI device ever invented.
bristolz, Apr 26 2002

       Three degrees of freedom actually, but who's counting? (Well, obviously I am, but apart from me, who's counting?)
angel, Apr 26 2002

       Why stop at 6 degrees of freedom (3 of location, 3 of orientation)? Add a pressure-sensitive squeeze control, sensors to measure the speed of your hand shaking, polygraph skin conductivity (use the truthfulness of your utterances to control your PC), pulse rate sensors (if you can control your pulse by holding your breath or running on the spot), body temperature sensors (remove clothes or drink an iced drink to lower your hand's temperature); the scope for control is endless.
pottedstu, Apr 26 2002

       [angel], why, I'm counting, too.  As [pottedstu] notes, 3° for translation + 3° for orientation.
bristolz, Apr 26 2002

       Surprised 8th hasn't got one already...
not_morrison_rm, Jan 20 2019

       We have.
8th of 7, Jan 20 2019

       You forgot the sotto voce " I told him we've already got one".
not_morrison_rm, Jan 20 2019

       ... in an outrageous french accent.   

       Ours is very nice-a ...
8th of 7, Jan 20 2019

Voice, Jan 20 2019


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