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Looking for a material for multitouch RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm trying to build a multitouch table with Kinect. I don't want to build a table like in some youtube videos. I do prefer a multitouch table like MSFT Surface (projector and camera is below the glass).

    My problem is the surface. Plexiglas (I tested 2mm and 4mm) is very good as a touch surface because it does affect the Kinect depth stream in a small way only. Which material should I use to display the beamer projection on?

    It would be nice to know the wavelength of the Kinect depth camera (for talking to some physical/chemical guys).

    Anyone has an idea?

    Kind regards :)

    Friday, April 13, 2012 11:20 AM

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  • Do you mean like the cool on air keyboards like this one in below link except for touching onscreen items with the kinect on a glass but same principle?

    http://www.bing.com/shopping/itech-bluetooth-laser-virtual-keyboard/p/846C275C6ABC86BEF189?q=projected+keyboard&lpq=projected%20keyboard&FORM=HURE

    Now that except objects projected onto glass and then working with them using kinect would be cool!


    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. - "Sherlock holmes" "speak softly and carry a big stick" - theodore roosevelt. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda. Blog - http://jefferycarlsonblog.blogspot.com/


    • Edited by The Thinker Monday, April 16, 2012 10:41 PM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 10:40 PM
  • Sorry, that's not what I planed to do :)

    That's my plan. "Just" need a foil or a different type of plexiglas.


    • Edited by duWichtel Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:28 PM image changed
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:17 PM
  • Is the beamer a projector then its what I though and take some examples from the smart boards website which might give ideas for designing natural user interface similar to touch devices nui's with the kinect.  im personally going to see if I can emulate their smartboard device and use with their notebook software but yours makes a great kiosk or demostration but can be used in a gym or auditorium too as a nice media helper.

    heres their main website:

    http://smarttech.com/

    If you want i can team up with you and emulating their hardware would make for some really neat demostrations because the newest smart board supports multiple users and we could emulate the board. Note: for this to work driver still needs to be installed because im emulating not hacking the device using device simulation framework.

    Heres a youtube video of it in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioN_6XFtcnQ

    If i can emulate the smart device for kinect I will have their software capabilities at my disposal if their notebook and other software which is good for education and government tasks especially.

    That software I think acts and even looks very stable.

    Instead of plexiglass I would use special see through material for the projector or beamer light but plexiglass for your use would be fine but in stages/gyms/auditoriums or such you need some thin material that can be projected on but I cant remember the name of it right now.

    Sorry earlier example was bad one.

    Oh, check out this cool projector which can use any touch surface:

    http://www.smarttech.com/Home%20Page/Solutions/Education%20Solutions/Products%20for%20education/Interactive%20projector/LightRaise%2040wi%20interactive%20projector?WT.ac=HPB3_lightRaiseIPJ_041012

    So i guess with right projector you dont need a good stable surface but can do it anywhere.


    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. - "Sherlock holmes" "speak softly and carry a big stick" - theodore roosevelt. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda. Blog - http://jefferycarlsonblog.blogspot.com/










    • Proposed as answer by The Thinker Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:21 PM
    • Edited by The Thinker Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:20 PM
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 3:07 PM
  • diwitchel heres some material that lets infrared pass through but not normal light:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070420143749AAYQNxU


    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. - "Sherlock holmes" "speak softly and carry a big stick" - theodore roosevelt. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda. Blog - http://jefferycarlsonblog.blogspot.com/

    • Proposed as answer by The Thinker Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:13 PM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:13 PM
  • did that answer your question op?

    Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. - "Sherlock holmes" "speak softly and carry a big stick" - theodore roosevelt. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering - Yoda. Blog - http://jefferycarlsonblog.blogspot.com/

    Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:56 PM