QBE

an extended webexperience

With the help of the Arduino board and various sensors, we have developed a different kind of control device for websites. Inside a wooden cube an Arduino UNO together and different acceleration sensor are able to measure all kinds of movement. A bluetooth adapter transfers the data to the respective computer and converts them into various movements on the shown website. The cube can trigger different actions on the web page by rocking motions. A tilting movement left turns also the virtual cube to left, and vice versa. All four sides of the cube can be controlled by this gesture. Each page of the virtual cube contains a level of information which is only visible when the cube is tilted forward. It is closed by a back flip. QBE offers the user a different perception of the already familiar controls on websites and could provide a first food for thought in multidimensionality.

Unfortunately we were able to create only one prototype of the QBE, if you would like to test the virtual QBE itself just click on the link below. To control the QBE, just use the arrow keys!