A multi touch surface computer must be a dream gadget for any tech-movie lover. The world has seen some of such computers from a number of multinationals all over. However, none of these surface computers are easy for someone to buy, with their hefty pricing and less availability, this gadget is more found in movies than in home and offices.
Realizing that fact very well is this DIY which gives an inch by inch detail on how one can make such a surface touch computer all by himself? This super interesting tutorial on DIY electronics covers not only theory of such gadgets but also details with the process of device fabrication.
This post is also an interesting hack of the PS3 eye toy camera. The eye toy has been used as an input device in the computer here and has faced some hardware changes too. Besides using an eye toy camera, the blog thoroughly details with all the other components needed to make the computer: acrylic sheets, LED light soldering etc.
Hardware design is distributed over several technologies of electronics, sensing, optics etc. Keeping in pace with the hardware is the software used which gives a perfect combination to how the computer works and responds.
This project is not even a tenth of what most multi touch surface computers would cost but is quite similar in terms of its working and hence, applications.
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