Create Your Own Multi-Touch Surface

Create Your Own Multi-Touch Surface

Multi-touch seems to be everywhere these days. It's not enough to have just a touch enabled device, it must also now be multi-touch. Some of the touch upgrades make sense, like on a tablet or a trackpad, others, like T3-B coffee table, make a little less sense, but are still overall, pretty neat. With all the multi-touch fever in the air it was only a matter of time before a host of multi-touch DIY solutions began to present themselves, here we present a recent entry that has caught our eye.

Instructables user Jck112 shows us how to create a multi-touch surface.

This project since it involves several high tech components, is a bit on the costly side, coming in at around $2500. Although the price might seem a bit high, it is still quite a bit lower than the cost of other large multi-touch surfaces that are on the market.

To make this project, you will need several hardware and software components. Some of these include, a PS3 Eye Camera, IR bandpass filter, a recent computer (could be PC or Mac), a projector, and a few acrylic sheets. The tools needed for this project include wire-cutters, pliers, and a hacksaw.

Check out the post on Instructables for easy-to-follow DIY instructions.

[Images Jck112]

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