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uBird Hand Gesture Recognition Device CES 2010

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This small and cheap device allows you to control your computer via hand gesture. It looks like a miniature remote control with a few buttons, but also has an accelerometer built in. This product is targeted towards anyone who gives frequent presentations and wants to control their desktop at a distance. We tested it out and found it to be fairly easy to use. This product will be available for purchase within the next few months.

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Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
I have some c# code I wrote over the summer that talks with NetworkManager to turn on/off the gsm connection. If that interests you I can share. You may not want to run mono on your plug though. The crappy part will be setting up the initial connection via commandline. There is a cli interface for network manager now, so that shouldn't be too difficult. You have to do the same for proximity to work with wifi connections to APs as well...
I would have been interested in August haha. Right now my python code is working great and what I've learned about the 3g connection is don't f*** with it. I've screwed that up a few too many times. Thanks for the offer though.
Great video.


Quote Originally Posted by PaulF View Post
Nice video. I hadn't seen the smaller version of the plug yet. Cool.

I actually do have a 3G connection on my plug. It's a verizon USB stick. I got it working with wvdial after some serious screwing. Works great. Only issue is that verizon drops an idle connection after 5 minutes, so I just wrote a script to have it ping google every 4 minutes. I also wrote another to make sure the connection restarts if it is lost.

I setup a wifi access point in my car by hooking a linksys "router" into the sheeva's ethernet port and turning off the DHCP and routing servers on the router. Then I setup the plug as a DHCP server, DNS server, and a gateway.
I have some c# code I wrote over the summer that talks with NetworkManager to turn on/off the gsm connection. If that interests you I can share. You may not want to run mono on your plug though. The crappy part will be setting up the initial connection via commandline. There is a cli interface for network manager now, so that shouldn't be too difficult. You have to do the same for proximity to work with wifi connections to APs as well...
And it was all because mp3car mailed me a plug!

I don't look too awful in that video! I'm surprised and pleased!

Gary (-;