German industrial sensors manufacturer Pepperl+Fuchs had a real audience magnet with this gesture-controlled, modified Scalextric/Carrera track using several different Pepperl+Fuchs sensors.
[…] m box designed an especially eye-catching exhibit for the 2016 Hanover Trade Fair: a giant Scalextric track with gesture-controlled racing cars, facilitated by laser distance sensors. To highlight the sensor specialist’s professional acumen, the project also incorporated light gates for measuring lap times and sensors to scan personalised invitations.
|Lead Agency||Saatchi & Saatchi Pro|
|m box / Claus Helfenschneider||application development|
All image and video footage by courtesy of m box Bewegtbild GmbH, Saatchi & Saatchi Pro and Pepperl+Fuchs.
My role was to program the complete software application, which consists of reading the sensor data, the central logic, the control of voltage output (vehicle speed), the user data base and interface as well as the visual evaluation of lap times and rankings.