Hi, I've been thinking about 10 months now to start my first robotic project, a robotic arm. My idea is to create an arm with many DOFs (as many as possible to emulate the human arm+hand), that will be controlled remotely by a PC. I been wondering how to accomplish that and I decided to start from the arm emulation because I have some experience with graphic libraries.
So I'm thinking to start by sewing a glove (
) with some linear analog displacement sensors in it in order to control a virtual 3D hand in my PC.
As far as I know, Cyber Gloves are really expensive.
So, the questions are:
1) Do you have in mind where can I buy these sensors and perhaps which type specifically?
2) Is there an easy and effective way the read these sensor values from a PC in real-time?
Thank you in advance.