If you use a number of software shortcuts or commands regularly you might be interested in a new free-form interface device which has been created called Palette, that allows you to build your own custom physical shortcuts and interface system.
The Palette interface system comprises of sliders, knobs and dials that you can link to commands within your computer software. Allowing you to physically control your favourite shortcuts with precision. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Palette project and see it in action.
Palette has been created by Calvin Chu based in Canada, who explains: “Palette empowers you to build a physical interface customized to your personal needs. It’s a hardware platform made up of a variety of modules. Each module has a single physical input, like a button, dial or a slider. You snap together modules like Lego. No coding or soldering required!
The modules we are offering with our Kickstarter kits are just the beginning. We plan to add everything from motorized faders, joysticks, jog-wheels and custom buttons. There are endless possibilities and we want to be able to provide all of them to you post Kickstarter. So please help us get there!”
The Palette system has been designed to use a desktop App that automatically recognises software installed on your computer. Providing you with a comprehensive list of the functions that you can map to the modules.
The Palette project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Palette is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Palette become a reality.
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