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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2020
Platformⓘ Pure Data, Raspberry Pi
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (LGPL 3)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (ElectroActive Polymer)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Action
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Dataflow

Additional Information

Printgets is a library to develop printed vibrotactile widgets for piezoelectric actuators that are triggered by capacitive input devices. Input and output devices are connected to a computer, such as a Raspberry Pi, and parameters mapping inputs to outputs can be controlled using Purr Data, a fork of Pure Data. This interface is meant to support the development of tactile widgets.

For more information on Printgets, please consult the HAID 2020 paper or the GitLab repository.