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Computer control device analogous to a mouse or joystick, but for translation of 3-D movements into virtual 3-D movements on a computer screen, that is intuitive and easy to use

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DE10106850A1
DE10106850A1 DE2001106850 DE10106850A DE10106850A1 DE 10106850 A1 DE10106850 A1 DE 10106850A1 DE 2001106850 DE2001106850 DE 2001106850 DE 10106850 A DE10106850 A DE 10106850A DE 10106850 A1 DE10106850 A1 DE 10106850A1
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Moritz Muenchmeyer
Dominik Wuttke
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Abstract

Control device for 3-D spatial computer applications in which a marker (2) is moved in a 3-D coordinate space (1), with the movement translated into a corresponding movement in 3-D virtual space. The control device comprises an arrangement of linear rails (3), while the control device for movement of the grip is a potentiometer system.

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Viele räumliche Anwendungen am Computer erfordern es alle 3 möglichen Bewegungsrichtungen zu steuern. Many spatial applications on the computer require it to control all three possible directions of movement. Um am Computer räumliche Anwendungen zu steuern gibt es bisher (im Bereich der Computerspiele und Amateuranwendungen) nur 2-dimensionale Steuerungsgeräte wie zum Beispiel die Maus oder der Joystick. To control spatial applications on the computer, there is so far (in the field of computer games and amateur applications) only two-dimensional control devices such as the mouse or joystick. Diese ermöglichen es ein Objekt in 2 Raumrichtungen zu steuern. This will enable an object in two directions in space to control. Mit ihnen kann man jedoch nicht alle drei möglichen Bewegungsrichtungen steuern. With them but you can not control all three possible directions of movement.

Aufgabe der Erfindung ist es ein Steuerungsgerät zu schaffen, das alle drei Bewegungsrichtungen in einem Steuerungsgerät zu vereint. The object of the invention is to provide a control device that combines to all three directions of movement in a control device.

Diese Aufgabe wird durch eine Vorrichtung mit den Merkmalen des Anspruch 1 gelöst. This object is achieved by a device having the features of claim. 1

Die Steuerung ermöglicht die intuitive Steuerung jeder möglichen Bewegung im virtuerllen Raum. The control provides intuitive control of every possible movement in virtuerllen space. Sie erspart die unpraktische Verwendung mehrerer Steuerungsgeräte gleichzeitig, sowie die Verwendung der Tastatur, die die Benutzung von 6 Tasten erfordern würde. It saves the impractical use of multiple control devices at once, and the use of the keyboard, which would require the use of 6 keys.

Das Steuerungsgerät ermöglicht, anders als die Tastatur, eine stufenlose Geschwindigkeitssteuerung im virtuellen Raum. The control unit allows, unlike the keyboard, a stepless speed control in the virtual space.

Das Steuerungseinheit für räumliche Anwendungen am Computer eignet sich für jegliche 3D- Anwendungen und erfordert keinerlei Übung. The control unit for spatial applications on the computer is suitable for any 3D applications and requires no exercise.

Eine besonders vorteilhafte Erweiterung der Erfindung ist die zusätzliche Integration der 3 Drehrichtungen nach Anspruch 4 in das Gerät. A particularly advantageous extension of the invention is the additional integration of the 3 directions of rotation according to claim 4 in the device.

Dies ermöglicht es, sich ohne Veränderung der virtuellen Position zu drehen. This makes it possible to rotate without changing the virtual position. Insgesamt können mit einem solchen Steuerungsgerät also alle möglichen Bewegungen im virtuellen Raum gesteuert werden. Overall, all possible movements in the virtual space can be controlled with such a control device so. Herkömmliche Geräte ermöglichen immer nur 2 Richtungen. Conventional devices still allow only two directions.

Ausführungsbeispiele der Erfindung sind in den Zeichnungen dargestellt und werden im folgenden näher beschrieben. Embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the drawings and will be described in more detail below.

Es zeigen: Fig. 1 eine perspektivische Ansicht eines solchen Steuerungsgerät, In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of such a control device.

Fig. 2 ein Querschnitt durch die Drehrichtungssteuerungskugel. Fig. 2 is a cross section through the direction control ball.

Das Steuerungsgerät ( Fig. 1) besteht aus einem quaderförmigen Raum ( 1 ), in dem man einen Griff in die am Computer gewünschte Richtung bewegen kann. The control apparatus (Fig. 1) consists of a parallelepiped chamber (1), in which one can move a handle in the desired direction on the computer. Dieser wird von Federn in Mittelstellung zurückgedrückt. This is pushed back by springs in the middle position. Der Griff ( 2 )(z. B.: in Form einer Kugel) fährt auf Linearschienen ( 3 ), welche ein xyz-Koordinatensystem bilden. The handle (2) (eg. B .: in the form of a sphere) moves on linear rails (3) which form an xyz coordinate system. An deren Wägen ( 4 ) sind die Federn zur Rückführung befestigt. The springs are attached for return to the weighing (4). Parallel zu den Schienen werden Zahnschienen befestigt. Parallel to the rails tooth rails are fixed. An den Wägen der Schienen werden Drehpotentiometer angebracht, an deren Enden sich Zahnräder befinden, die auf den Zahnschienen laufen. Rotary potentiometer are applied to the weighing of the rails mounted on the ends of which gear wheels are located, which run on the toothed rails. Bewegen sich nun die Wägen drehen sich die Achsen der Potentiometer und die Bewegung wird über sie aufgenommen. now moving the carriages, the axes of the potentiometers and the movement is taken over them rotate. Insgesamt gibt es 3 solcher Bewegungsaufnahmesysteme (je eines für jede Richtung). Overall, there are three such movement recording systems (one for each direction). So kann man jederzeit die genaue Position des Griffes im Raum feststellen. So you can always find the exact position of the handle in the room.

Der Griff selbst besteht aus einer Kugel ( Fig. 2; Anspruch 6), die man dann hin- und her schieben kann. The handle itself consists of a sphere (Fig. 2; in claim 6), which can then slide back and forth. Diese Kugel kann man auch drehen, ohne sie zu verschieben. This ball can also rotate without moving them. Durch ihre Drehung in eine bestimmte Richtung dreht man sich dann im virtuellen Raum in die selbe Richtung. By its rotation in a given direction is then rotates in the virtual space in the same direction. Die Drehung der Kugel wird zum Beispiel über eine Konstruktion wie in Fig. 2 aufgenommen. The rotation of the ball is received, for example, a construction as shown in FIG. 2. Hierbei ist die Kugel unten aufgeschnitten und sitzt auf einem Joystick. Here, the ball is cut down and sitting on a joystick. Dieser Joystick unterstützt anders als herkömmliche Joysticks noch die Drehung um die eigene Achse. This joystick support, unlike conventional joystick or the rotation around its own axis. Dies ermöglicht die vollkommen freie Drehung der Kugel um die eigene Achse (innerhalb des Bewegungsspielraums des Joysticks). This allows the completely free rotation of the ball about its own axis (within range of motion of the joystick). Die Bewegung des Joysticks wird wie üblich über Potentiometer aufgenommen. The movement of the joystick is added via potentiometer as usual.

Die 3 Potentiometer des Koordinatensystems sowie die 3 Potentiometer des Joysticks können nun direkt an 2 Gameports eine Computers angeschlossen werden. The 3 potentiometer of the coordinate system and the three potentiometers on the device can now be connected directly to two game ports a computer. Programme, die die Verwendung von 2 Gameports unterstützen können nun das Gerät ohne irgendwelche spezielle Software voll ausnützen. Programs that can make full use of the device without any special software support the use of two game ports now.

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1. Steuerungseinheit für räumliche Anwendungen am Computer, dadurch gekennzeichnet , dass man einen Griff in einem x, y, z Koordinatensystem bewegt, und diese genauso im virtuellen Raum des Computer umgesetzt wird. 1. Control unit for spatial applications on the computer, characterized in that a handle in an x, y, z coordinate system is moved, and this is reacted in the same virtual space of the computer.
2. Steuerungseinheit nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass das x, y, z Koordinatensystem aus Linearschienen besteht. 2. Control unit according to claim 1, characterized in that the x, y, z coordinate system is composed of linear rails.
3. Steuerungseinheit nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Bewegung des Griffes im x, y, z Koordinatensystem durch Potentiometer aufgenommen wird. 3. Control unit according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the movement of the handle in the x, y, z coordinate system is taken up by potentiometer.
4. Steuerungseinheit nach einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass man den Griff in alle Richtungen drehen kann. 4. Control unit according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that one can rotate the handle in all directions.
5. Steuerungseinheit nach einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass die Drehung des Griffs genau so im virtuellen Raum des Computer umgesetzt wird. 5. Control unit according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the rotation of the handle is exactly implemented in the virtual space of the computer.
6. Steuerungseinheit nach einem der vorherigen Ansprüche, dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass der drehbare Griff aus einer Kugel besteht. 6. Control unit according to one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the rotatable handle is made of a sphere.
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