Constructable is an interactive drafting table
based on a laser cutter that produces precise
physical output in every editing step. Users interact by drafting directly on the workpiece using
hand-held laser pointers. The system tracks the
laser dot, beautifies its path, and implements
its effect by cutting the workpiece using a fast,
high-powered laser cutter. Constructable achieves
precision through tool-specific constraints, user-defined sketchlines, and using the laser cutter
itself, rather than a screen or projection, for all
Project website: http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/baudisch/
projects/ constructable.html http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=8g3LaF9oVFY&feature=g-hist Publication: Mueller,
S., Lopes, P., and Baudisch, P. Interactive construction:
Interactive fabrication of functional mechanical devices. Proc. of
UIST 2012, 599–606.
Stefanie Mueller | Hasso Plattner Institute |
Pedro Lopes | Hasso Plattner Institute |
Konstantin Kaefer | Hasso Plattner Institute |
Bastian Kruck | Hasso Plattner Institute |
Patrick Baudisch | Hasso Plattner Institute | email@example.com
Cubes is a collection of 20 objects, each combining an input and an output. Shaking the
Dizzy Cube makes it totter around; rotating the
Homesick Cube makes it turn back to face our lab.
The Knock Cube returns your knock. By fixing the
form of these interactive objects into the simplest
shape—a cube—we can explore affordances and
behaviors in a lab-like environment. Our cubes
are transparent, showing the logic and beauty
of their insides: electronic components and
structure. The project celebrates the potential
of simple tangible interactions, and the power of
multiples, for engagement and pleasure.
Originally commissioned by the Design
Museum Holon with generous funding from the
Project website: http://idho.org.il/cubes http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=sV YeEl TVK T4 Publication: Rinott, R., Geiger,
S., Gal-Or, E., and Or, L. Cubes. Proc. of the 7th International
Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied
Interaction. ACM, New York, 2013, 397–398.
Michal Rinott | Holon Institute of Technology | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eran Gal-Or | Holon Institute of Technology | email@example.com
Shachar Geiger | Holon Institute of Technology | firstname.lastname@example.org
Luka Or | Holon Institute of Technology | email@example.com
Demo Hour highlights new prototypes and projects that
exemplify innovation and novel forms of interaction.
Audrey Desjardins, Editor
During the 2013 TEI conference attendees showcased and experienced more than 50 demos. The
projects featured novel interactions and tangible experiences in the form of installations, objects,
and art pieces. We selected interactive works that explore new types of relations with objects