The I-CubeX Xplorer is a universal tool for anyone needing to instrument people,
animals, objects and spaces with sensors and wirelessly obtain measurement data for analysis and/or control. With more than 10 years of experience in real-time sensor data gathering, I-CubeX is renowned for its ease of use, its variety of sensors and its robustness. It is widely used as a tool for prototyping, experimentation and research. We can offer a significant discount on the purchase of an I-CubeX Xplorer, read below.
In science, use I-CubeX to obtain human performance data, study animal and human responses to environments that change depending on the sensor data or use it to teach scientific laws.
In engineering, use I-CubeX to develop prototypes of interactive products, create innovative control surfaces enabling new ways to interact with multimedia or use it to guide students in the field of sensor technology.
In the arts, create a responsive environment, build an alternate musical controller, develop novel interactive media pieces or use it to teach about interactive art.
The I-CubeX environment enables you to do all that. It is designed to enable you to use sensors for data measurement and controlling multimedia content. With the I-CubeX, use its wide variety of sensors in your measurement or control application and translate sensor signals with high resolution into digital messages that can be transmitted wirelessly and in real-time to a computer. These messages are easily analysed with (scientific) data processing software. If you're looking for control or interactivity, send these messages to a variety of devices and/or software programs that control sound synthesis, graphical animation, video effects, etc.. Voilà !
The I-CubeX sensor range covers acceleration, tilt, orientation, touch contact pressure, touch position, impact, vibration, distance, proximity, movement, linear positon, rotation, angular velocity, flexion, bio signals, weight as well as air pressure, humidity, temperature, magnetism, loudness and illumination.
Check out our demo section for more videos and applications.
- Instrument a tennisracket (or any other batting device) with a
Bang sensor and a
GForce3D-6 as well as a Spin2D-500 sensor and study the hitting behaviour of tennisplayers. See this video ! You can even add a BioFlex sensor to correlate the muscle tension to the other sensor data. Transmit the data wirelessly with the Wi-microSystem.
- Study human balance given a variety of visual environments with
4 TapTile sensors which data controls a variety of visual effects. See also this BalanceTile demo video.
- Detect animal displacements with invisible breakbeams made of
SeeIR actuators and
- Research and teach about magnetism with the Magnetic.
- Develop your own human motion capture system using
- Build robotics devices with the Advance-645, Orient, ReachClose and TiltOn sensors.
- Create a climate control system with the Air, Hot, Hot&Humid and Light sensors. Use the outputs of the USB-microSystem to turn on/off switches.
- With the Reach sensor create a novel control surface where merely pointing towards an object is enough to exert control. See this Interactive picture frame video !
- With the Turn,
SlideWide (put two on top of each other to create an x-y touchpad),
prototype a physical control surface for your favourite software.
Interface all the sensors with a USB-microSystem.
- Get hands-on technical and interface your own sensor using a
HackCable-1, HackCable-5, HackCable2D-1 or HackCable3D-1, .
- Innovate game playing by designing your own game controller using a
GForce3D-6 and a few TouchMiniOn sensors.
- Make a laserharp with breakbeams made of Flash sensors and SeeLaser-Red actuators.
- With the ReachClose and Touch sensors, create a Theremin-alike MIDI controller that turns your mere handwaving into soundeffects. See this Theremin emulator video !
- With the MoveOn
make your interactive art installation aware of visitors and with the ReachFar and/or ReachClose detect how close they approach. Hide Reach sensors in objects so that mere proximity of a visitor's hand creates a response. Detect how loud your visitors are talking using the
Add a Touch sensor to allow visitors to change ambient sounds and visuals or as a lighting controller.
- With the Touch,
extend your guitar to tweak your strumming with a subtle caress, a flick of the wrist or a different finger position. See this Hyper Guitar video !
What you get
The I-CubeX Xplorer includes
2 USB-microSystem USB wired sensor interface kit
wireless sensor interface kits (incl. BatteryPack-1000 and LiveSupport-1)
2 Bluetooth USB adapter
MIDI wired sensor interface kit
9V batterycable for microDig
2000 mAh battery for microDig or Wi-microDig
1 Advance-645 distance sensor
1 Air airpressure sensor
2 Bang impact sensors
1 BendMicro flexion sensors
2 BendMini flexion sensors
4 BendShort flexion sensors
1 BioBeat EKG sensor
1 BioEmo GSR sensor
1 BioFlex EMG sensor
1 BioWave EEG, EOG and facial EMG sensor
4 Flash illumination intensity sensors
2 GForce3D-6 3D acceleration and inclination sensor
1 GForce3D-35 3D acceleration sensor
1 Hot temperature sensor
1 Hot&Humid temperature and humidity sensor
2 Light illumination intensity sensors
1 Loud sound loudness sensor
1 Magnetic magnetic field strength sensors
1 MoveAlong motion direction and speed sensor
1 MoveAround presence and motion sensor
2 MoveOn on/off motion sensors
1 Orient compass sensor
1 Orient3D 3D orientation sensor
2 Push faders
1 Push2D mini joystick
2 Reach capacitive proximity sensors
4 ReachClose optical proximity sensors
2 ReachFar optical proximity sensors
2 ReachOn capacitive proximity sensors
1 Slide-50 contact position sensors
2 Slide-170 contact position sensors
2 Slide-500 contact position sensors
1 SlideRound contact position sensors
2 SlideWide contact position sensors
1 Spin2D angular velocity sensor
4 TapTile weight sensors
4 Touch contact pressure sensors
1 TouchMicro-3 contact pressure sensors
1 TouchMicro-5 contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMicro-10 contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMini contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMiniOn on/off buttons
1 TouchStrip contact pressure sensor
4 Turn rotation sensors
2 Vibe vibration amplitude sensors
2 SeeGreen green LED indicators
2 SeeIR infra-red LED indicators
2 SeeLaser-IR infra-red laser modules
2 SeeLaser-Red red laser modules
2 Switch low-power relays
10 ExtendCable-5 extension cables
5 ExtendCable-10 extension cables
10 HackCable-1 experimentor cables
10 HackCable-5 experimentor cables
5 HackCable2D-1 experimentor cables
5 HackCable3D-1 experimentor cables
5 HackPlugs experimentor plugs
5 LiveSupport-1 each being one hour of live technical support
5 ApplicationConsult-1 each being one hour of application consulting
For more sensors, actuators or accessories, check our product listing !
The Xplorer comes with downloadable, regularly updated software: host mode configuration Link software (MacOS / Windows), standalone mode configuration editors (MacOS / Windows), Keys keycode/string mapping software, plugins
for 3rd party software, as well as manuals and tutorials.
There are many more software and devices that can be used with I-CubeX sensors.
The I-CubeX can easily be used with 3rd party software, such as:
The I-CubeX Xplorer was specifically developed for researchers in academic institutions. We are glad to be able to offer you the I-CubeX Xplorer at a 20% discounted price compared to purchasing all the items separately. This discount is particularly aimed at researchers in Canada who can apply for grants from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Given that the CFI will fund 40% of the CFI applicant's research budget and that matching funds covering another 40% can be obtained, the 20% discount effectively enables the CFI applicant to obtain the I-CubeX Xplorer without any out-of-pocket expenses ! If you need assistance with understanding how I-CubeX Xplorer would benefit your research so that you can include it in your CFI grant please do not hesitate to contact us - if you explain to us your research objectives we might be able to help you achieve them faster by using the I-CubeX Xplorer.