Interactive II Phidgets Project


This stroking finger device mimics the action of a person stroking his/her finger across your skin. I felt that it was apt considering how often we use our fingers to navigate computer screens via mouse or touchpad.

The finger attachment is joined with a loose hinge that enables it to glide across the skin smoothly and also move further than what would have been possible without the hinge.

The movement can also be set to automatic and its speed can be adjusted.


by Esmond Heng


  1. Wonderful! I was wondering if this could be used as a torturing device as well! Instead of an eraser, replace it with a knife or a blade. That would bleed nicely!

    Anyway, love the little mechanism there! This mechanism would be relevant for Cindy/Vivian’s drawing devices for their final assignment!

  2. Esmond

    April 12, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks! Haha yeah I guess it could work as a torture device. Hmmm yeah the mechanism might work because it ensures their drawing tool will always be in contact with the surface but it might not provide enough pressure.

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