Open Controllers

Infos

Description

Open Controllers suggests combining common industrial objects with several sensors that smartphones are equipped with, such as the gyroscope or the camera, in order to create controllers that are easy to reproduce: a sphere and a cube that transmit 3D movements, as well as a cone that can locate a source of light. These controllers work with a game specially developed for them.

The project asks questions about everyday technologies, offering simple solutions to fully understand them and discover their potential. It is intended for a public of designers and developers, but also for amateurs in programming. It is a hybrid project, neither work nor product, that can be defined by those who wish to approach it.

Date

2014

Case study

Open Controllers is the Diploma project of Marc Dubois.

Software

Unity / Android / Gyroscope+accelerometer+compass / Camera

Hardware / Material

Ikea furnitures

Exhibitions

25.06.2017—01.07.2017
Big Festival

Matter and Open Controllers at Big Festival, São Paulo, Brazil


09.03.2017—11.03.2017
Mirage Festival

Open Controllers at Mirage Festival, Lyon, France


02.09.2016—04.09.2016
Numerik Games

Open Controllers à Numerik Games, Yverdon, Suisse

Press

06.03.2015
Etapes. Issue 224

Etapes issue 224 about our project: Open Controllers


27.09.2014
Gizmodo

“Cheap ikea products transformed into awesome game controllers.”


10.03.2014
Wired.com

”A funny game controller made by sticking an iPhone in a ball” À propos de notre projet: Open Controllers.