joerg joerg.twinklephone at gmx.de
Sun Mar 2 17:10:24 CET 2008

Am So  2. März 2008 schrieb Andy Green:
> - gpg control packet
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> >
> >
> > 2008/3/2, Tim Kersten <tim at io41.com <mailto:tim at io41.com>>:
> >
> >     That looks like it could potentially be extremely useful! However,
> >     adding features to the Freerunner at this stage would presumably delay
> > That would surely be a software feature...so it could become available
> > after hardware release of FreeRunner!!
> > I want it!
> Yes don't stop wanting :-)  We wouldn't delay anything for it but as you
> say this is only in the software world and can come at its own speed.

From a first brief glance at this site, i don't think it's a sw-only feature. 
This actor is driven with sth like "...an approx. 175Hz sine wave with 
increasing intensity during the ramp up time and decreasing intensity during 
the ramp down time...", so to me it seems they really plumbed an actuator 
(Piezo?) directly to the screen. You surely can't do this with the common 
built-in vibrator motor (though you can give it a try).

Mere Vibrator feedback on keypress shouldn't be any issue, even should be 
standard (best practice) for OM input devices.


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