Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 22:03 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Okay, I think we can all agree on the fact that while Microsoft's Surface machines might not be particularly useful for most of us, we all secretly want one, or something similar. Thanks to EXOPC, you'll now be able to: for $1299, you'll have a 40" multitouch interactive desk.
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Comment by abstraction
by abstraction on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 23:50 UTC
abstraction
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2008-11-27

If I were to design something like this I would only create a very large transparent touch-sensitive plate. Then you could place the display part either in front of you or under the plate wherever you prefer. It just adds a lot of cost to have the touch sensitive plate bundled with a display and would also enable you to change display if you get bored.

Anyone knows if something like this exist?

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by zlynx on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 02:13 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
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2005-07-20

I doubt it would be cost effective to build a very large touch sensor plate.

The trick that makes Microsoft Surface work is that it doesn't use touch sensors at all. It's based on cameras instead, so it should be able to work for any surface of arbitrarily large size, as long as the cameras have enough resolution.

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by Moochman on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 08:33 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Try googling for "multi-touch overlay". This kind of thing does indeed exist. ;)

Edited 2011-11-23 08:34 UTC

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