Thursday, March 20, 2008

Making a Multi-touch Table

After seeing some of the awesome multi-touch demonstrations on Youtube, who wouldn't want their own multi-touch table? The only thing that stopped me from going out and buying my own immediately after seeing Jeff Han manipulate his vacation photos as if they were scattered cards was the price tag. A multi-touch display from Perceptive Pixel costs in the ballpark of $100k. Microsoft's version of multi-touch, dubbed the Microsoft Surface is estimated to be between $5,000 and $10,000. And those are assuming that you can find a model ready to be sold. I don't know about you, but as a high school student, I don't have that sort of pocket cash.

Luckily, there are already online communities scheming plans to bring multi-touch to their houses for a reasonable amount of money. I decided that I would build my own. Here I will document my progress, and hopefully help someone else bring this awesome technology home. Also, a great place to look for information on building your own multi-touch table is They have been invaluable to me along the way. Seriously, some very awesome people are there.



Blogger Wireless said...

Very Kewl. Just had to share this post with the folks at - Thanks Bridger.

May 2, 2008 12:07 PM  

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