Until now, Haptix turned any surface, be it glass, wood or meat into a multi-touch panel, replacing the dependence on a mouse. So why couldn’t it replace the keyboard as well? Zack Dennis, creator of ASETNIOP, the 10-finger keyboard that boils multi-touch typing down to its purest form, thought the same. (Try it here.) Zack is also the creator of the DexType app for the Leap Motion controller. He reached out to the Haptix crew believing that Haptix is the first 3D sensing solution to put ASETNIOP on any surface.
“The best typists work by touch – and I believe that a touch-based system is the future of keyboard replacement. Methods that rely heavily on disambiguation or predictive technology have limited application and will never genuinely replace the traditional (or even virtual) keyboard. ASETNIOP allows for true touch-typing on any flat surface, and I’m thrilled that the Haptix team has chosen to include it as part of their revolutionary system.” – Zack Dennis
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.