Another interesting project developed as part of the physical computing course at Chalmers Tekniska Högskola is an armband made from conductive textiles and threads that is used to control and play the game of Tetris. The armband (or sleeve) uses the sway of the wrist to move the pieces left and right, clenching of the fist for rotation, and the extension of the arm to make the pieces fall. The armband itself is connected to an Arduino which interprets the signals and controls a USB gamepad. The gamepad then controls a Super NESS emulator installed on the computer. The project was developed by Eric Hauchecorne in collaboration with two other students. I’m really enjoying these novel game controllers — I’ll try to do a round-up of a few more later this week.