Turning Your Doodles Into Interactive Mechanical Systems

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Posted on December 26, 2007, Jonathan Turning Your Doodles Into Interactive Mechanical Systems


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An MIT engineer developed this software — demonstrated above — which can turn sketches into functioning digital mechanical systems. Basically, using some specific symbols and geometric shapes, you can create some simple mechanical devices simple by drawing them and letting physics take over. You can tweak the direction of gravity even, and make changes to your drawings on the fly. Best of all, it looks like you can use any white surface and a special pen to make it all happen. I mention this here, because it would not surprise me if this technology developed enough for a full-blown video game (or game creation software). It’d be like “Drawn to Life” mixed with the Playstation Eye, and hopefully better than either of those things.

Via TechEBlog

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