How to make a cheap multitouch pad

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+2 1. nooitaf (admin) commented 14 years ago

nice video.. multitouch will rule :D
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+2 2. LegendarySaint commented 14 years ago

Multi touch will not rule, why because if I am using both my hands to manipulate my laptop then how am I supposed to scratch my balls/arse (my appologies for being a male). And its hardly cheap if you use your frickin webcam to make a pointless touch pad, why? because to be seen you have to buy another webcam. And if you come back with an argument like "webcams are cheap" just remember having a f**king huge cardboard box next to your expensive computer is a: dumb b:uncool and c:makes your expensive stuff look cheap. The geek girls will not be impressed. More impressive would be getting someone to scratch my balls/arse so I can have an ugly touch box too.
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+2 3. nooitaf (admin) commented 14 years ago

#2 ... i guess you scratched your cheap balls too often in front of your expencive stuff :D

Perseptivepixel system: $ 100.000
Microsoft Surface: $10.000
this one: $ 30

there is no doubt that every geek girl will be impressed by this thing.
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0 4. NucleoVega commented 14 years ago

pretty cool, but i would just buy a Mogo laptop mouse
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+2 5. andyjk10 commented 14 years ago

woow this is really cool, ill try to make one, who ever said its not cool is a f***ing mooron, i wonder why the box is too bit doesnt it work on a smaller box..

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+2 6. nooitaf (admin) commented 14 years ago

#5 as long as the camera is able to capture all of the top surface there is no problem with making it smaller.
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+2 7. SegmA commented 14 years ago

I tested and it works perfectly :)
I'll make another one smaller now!
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0 8. N37D3V1L commented 14 years ago

sorrry thats lame. i agree with #2. why spend £££££££'s on top quality equipment, just to have a big shitty box next to it. why be so cheap? and u can bet ur ball scratcher that a proper one will last twice as long.
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0 9. BigBang commented 14 years ago

did anyone notice the video number "1337"?
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0 10. Daybreak commented 14 years ago

Ha, I was wondering what kind of video would get that number just a few days ago.
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0 11. BombDiggady commented 14 years ago

Awesome!
I will definitely try!
@ the guys who think this is cheap: I am not one to go and purchase an expensive multi-touch pad, since it would not benefit me in any practical way.
Something like this is be fun to play with and show off to friends that don't know a thing about computers.
If I really needed a touch pad, of course I would purchase one.
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0 12. samanthawest314 commented 14 years ago

I love innovation! ;)
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0 13. nooitaf (admin) commented 14 years ago

i never heard of a multi-touch-pad anywhere that you could just buy... all i see are multi-touch-screens.

i like my little cheap multi-touch-pad and it fits perfectly beside my selfmade multi-touch-screen, my mac-pro and my iphone :D
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0 14. Mix commented 14 years ago

Maybe i'm gonna use it for virtual scratching? :) :(|)
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0 15. AMERICANandPROUD commented 14 years ago

rofl @ 'or be creative' ... and he puts the paper in a picture frame. haha :D
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0 16. Maverick47 commented 14 years ago

Good :) ...creative one
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0 17. gbtidi commented 14 years ago

@ #9: Nicely spotted

And the video is truly 1337! Calibration and getting the drivers to work must've taken ages though.
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0 18. behaaki commented 14 years ago

This is basically how the Microsoft Surface is made. Except they stuck a projector in the box, too. (I know coz I used to work for them..)

Great vid.. post it on Instructables?
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0 19. nooitaf (admin) commented 14 years ago

#18 Micro$oft Surface Suxx! i knew how it was made the day it came out, because i build one for myself a half year before that and i copied from the iBar(2005) made possible with VVVV and the multi-touch-table of Jeff Han(2006) and reacTVision used for the reacTable(2006) .. Surface came out in late april-2007!
microSoft also LIEs about the mobile phone and club-card stuff. well maybe they dont lie but they "hide" or avoid talking about the tags those objects need. and who wants the ugly tag-sticker(3x3cm) on the bottom of their phone. not to mention the security issues with paymentcards. just sad how micro$oft handles this issue but thats what they are famous for i guess... decend copy, bad security >:)
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+1 20. Ivor commented 12 years ago

#7 did you make a smaller one? how big is it and does it work???? ty