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Xplorer $5,375.90US
excl. sales tax

The I-CubeX Xplorer is a universal tool for anyone needing to instrument people, animals, objects and spaces with sensors and (wirelessly, if needed) obtain measurement data for analysis and/or control. With almost 20 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.. Voil !

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, loudness and illumination.

Application examples

  • Instrument a tennisracket (or any other batting device) with a Bang sensor and a GForce3D-6 sensor and study the hitting behaviour of tennisplayers. See this video ! You can even add a BioVolt 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 SeeLaser-IR actuators and Flash sensors.
  • Develop your own human motion capture system using BendMicro, BendMini, BendShort sensors.
  • Build robotics devices with perimeter detection using the Advance and ReachClose sensors.
  • Create a climate control system with the Air, Hot 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, Push, Push3D, Slide-150, Slide-500, SlideWide (put two on top of each other to create an x-y touchpad), Touch, TouchMicro, TouchMini, TouchMiniOn, TouchStrip and ReachClose, 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-01, HackCable-05, HackCable2D or HackCable3D, .
  • Innovate game playing by designing your own game controller using a GForce3D and a few TouchMiniOn sensors.
  • Make a laserharp with breakbeams made of Flash sensors and SeeLaser 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 Loud. Add a Touch sensor to allow visitors to change ambient sounds and visuals or as a lighting controller.
  • With the Touch, ReachClose and Turn sensors, 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 !
Check out our demo section for more videos and applications.

What you get

The I-CubeX Xplorer includes

2 USB-microSystem USB wired sensor interface kits
2 USB-microMIDICable MIDI output cables
2 USB-microGlobalAdapter power supplies / chargers
2 USB-CableExtender USB cable extensions
2 WiSystem mobile wireless sensor interface kits (incl. USBBattery)
2 ArduinoShield Arduino sensor interface shields
2 PiShieldKit Raspberry Pi sensor interface shield kits (incl. microSD card)

1 Advance-645 distance sensor
1 Air airpressure sensor
1 Air2D digital airpressure and temperature sensor
2 Bang impact sensors
2 BendMicro flexion sensors
2 BendMini flexion sensors
4 BendShort flexion sensors
1 BioBeat heartbeat sensor
1 BioBeat3D digital heartbeat, oxygenation and temperature sensor
1 BioEmo GSR sensor
1 BioVolt ECG, EOG and (facial) EMG sensor
1 BioElectrodes BioVolt electrode 6-pack
4 Flash illumination intensity sensors
2 GForce3D 3D acceleration and inclination sensor
1 Hot temperature sensor
2 HotSpot2D digital remote temperature sensors
1 Humid humidity sensor
2 Light illumination intensity sensors
1 Light2D digital illumination intensity sensor
1 Loud sound loudness sensor
1 LoungeOn large seat sensor
1 Magnetic3D digital magnetic field sensor
2 MagneticOn on/off magnetic field sensors
1 Moist3D digital moisture, light and temperature sensor
2 MoveOn v1.4 on/off motion sensors
2 MoveOn v1.7 small on/off motion sensors
2 MoveOn v2.1 thru-wall on/off motion sensors
2 Orient4D digital orientation sensor
2 Push faders
1 Push3D mini joystick
2 PushMiniOn slide switches
2 ReachClose optical proximity sensors
2 ReachCloseD digital optical proximity sensors
2 ReachFar optical proximity sensors
1 ReachID RFID sensor
1 ReachMiniOn small capacitive proximity sensor
2 ReachOn capacitive proximity sensors
1 Rock (red) red on/off rocker switch
2 Slide-50 contact position sensors
2 Slide-150 contact position sensors
2 Slide-500 contact position sensors
2 SlideRound contact position sensors
2 SlideWide contact position sensors
1 Stretch elastic relative motion sensor
1 TapOn foot switch
4 TapTile weight sensors
4 Touch contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMicro-5 contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMicro-10 contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMini contact pressure sensors
2 TouchMiniOn on/off buttons
2 TouchStrip contact pressure sensor
2 Turn rotation sensors
1 Vibe vibration amplitude sensors
1 Wet rain sensor
10 Wearability sensor body mounts

1 Buzz piezo buzzer
1 FeelVibe v2.0 digital tactile actuator
1 SeeIr IR LED indicators
1 SeeLaser-BlueWide wide-beam blue laser module
1 SeeLaser-Green green laser module
1 SeeLaser-IR infra-red laser module
1 SeeLaser-GreenWide wide-beam green laser module
1 SeeLaser-PurpleWide wide-beam purple laser module
2 SeeLaser-Red red laser modules
1 SeeLaser-RedWide wide-beam red laser module
1 SeeRGB digital RGB LED indicator
1 SeeUV UV LED indicators
2 Switch low-power relays
1 SwitchPower power relays
1 Valve liquid/air flow switch
1 GlobalAdapter-1201 12V/1A power supply

10 AdaptCableKit adapter cables
2 AuxCable auxiliary input cables
2 BreakoutCable-01 breakout cables
2 BreakoutCable-05 breakout cables
2 BreakoutCable2D-01 breakout cables
2 BreakoutCable3D-01 breakout cables
10 ExtendCable-01 extension cables
5 ExtendCable-05 extension cables
10 ExtendCable-10 extension cables
5 ExtendCableD-01 extension cables
5 ExtendCableD-01 extension cables
5 ExtendCable2D-01 extension cables
5 ExtendCable3D-01 extension cables
10 HackCable-01 experimentor cables
5 HackCable-05 experimentor cables
5 HackCableD-01 experimentor cables
5 HackCable2D-01 experimentor cables
5 HackCable3D-01 experimentor cables
5 HackPlugs experimentor plugs
1 Crimper experimentor plug crimper

5 LiveSupport-1 live technical support (5 hours)
2 ApplicationConsult-5 application consulting (10 hours)

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), EditorX standalone mode configuration editor , Keys keycode/string mapping software, plugins for 3rd party software, as well as manuals and tutorials.

The I-CubeX can easily be used with 3rd party software, such as:

There are many more software and devices that can be used with I-CubeX sensors.


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 discounted price compared to purchasing all the items separately. This discount is particularly aimed at researchers in Canada who can apply for grants. If you need assistance with understanding how I-CubeX Xplorer would benefit your research so that you can include it in your 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.

This page was updated on Wednesday 18 July 2018.
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