Ele-Phidget 

Shivaughan Warwaruk (2002)
Ele-Phidget . CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada, March.

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Abstract

Ele-Phidget is an ambient notification for an audio chat program. When you receive a message, the elephant turns around and faces you. You push the elephant's stomach to listen to the message. When no messages are left, the elephant turns away. To record a message, you squeeze the elephant's head and speak into the elephant's trunk. A second squeeze stops recording and sends the message. I modified a  chat program to include Ele-Phidget. Two force sensors connected to an Interface Kit triggers message recording and listening.  A servo motor rotates the elephant.  A microphone is embedded into the elephant's trunk.  Curently, speakers are attached to the computer

Bibtex entry

@MISC { 2002-Elephidget-Warwaruk-1.32,
AUTHOR = { Shivaughan Warwaruk },
TITLE = { Ele-Phidget  },
HOWPUBLISHED = { CPSC 581 course deliverable (Saul Greenberg, Instructor), Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada },
YEAR = { 2002 },
MONTH = { March },
}