Additional Smart Tactor
This product is an additional actuator for the Smart Tactor Development Kit, that includes two tactors and a USB interface dongle, available here.
The Smart Tactor is a high-performance piezoelectric actuator system that provides high-definition haptic feedback.
High-performance Piezo Actuator
- Broad frequency response with discrete control, 1 Hz resolution from 0 to 500 Hz
- Instantaneous position control
Integrated Electronics Package
- Integrated driving and communication electronics that make the piezo actuator easy to use
- Designed for wearables - low power consumption, lightweight, easy mount and connect
Software Control on a Serial Bus
- Control an expandable array of tactors with a single, simple serial interface
The Smart Tactor (tactile actuation) Kit has been developed to simplify driving piezo actuators. In this patented bussed haptic actuator system and method, each tactor integrates the complex electronics needed to drive the piezo and communicate over a serial bus, allowing the user to control haptic feedback from their host computer. A USB interface dongle (available in the kit) enables control over an expandable array of haptic nodes, providing a platform to develop haptic feedback in garments and wearable devices.
Unlike traditional ERMs, Piezo.com's actuators operate by bending a cantilever beam, which can be done almost instantaneously to produce single taps as well as continuous vibrations. This fine-grain control lets piezos create a much richer variety of haptic sensations that are beyond the capabilities of traditional vibromotors and voice-coils actuators. See our blog for a comparison of haptic actuator types, including piezo.
Each tactor contains a specialized, high-efficiency converter to generate the high voltages needed to drive piezos.
User Guide: Smart Tactor Development Kit User Guide
|Dimensions (Smart Tactor)||1.03” x 1.55” x 0.25”|
|Weight (Smart Tactor)||6.2 grams|
|Piezo Tip Displacement, maximum||0.075” peak, 0.15” peak to peak|
|Dimensions (USB Interface dongle)||1.03” x 1.55” x 0.25”|
|Weight (Smart Tactor)||5.5 grams|