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Archive for July, 2010



How to create a very cheap multi-touch pad

Sunday 18 July 2010 @ 12:50 pm

This is probably the cheapest and fastest way to create your own multitouch table.

Materials:
cardboard box
piece of clear flat sturdy material (glass, plexiglas, …)
paper (almost any paper)
qebcam or video camera
computer
When fingers are placed on the surface, they create shadows. The webcam records the shadows and the image is sent to the touch software.
For this to work room must not be completly dark. The results will be best when the room lighting is even.
Developed by David Wallen, Christian Moore, Laurence Muller and NUIgroup Community. Visit http://sethsandler.com/multitouch/mtmini/ for more information and download the software.

Materials:

  • cardboard box
  • piece of clear flat sturdy material (glass, plexiglas, …)
  • paper (almost any paper)
  • webcam or video camera
  • computer

When fingers are placed on the surface, they create shadows. The webcam records the shadows and the image is sent to the touch software. For this to work room must not be completly dark. The results will be best when the room lighting is even.

Developed by David Wallen, Christian Moore, Laurence Muller and NUIgroup Community. Visit http://sethsandler.com/multitouch/mtmini/ for more information and download the software.




Best Touch Screen Software for Windows 7

Saturday 10 July 2010 @ 3:12 pm

Windows 7 is the first version of Windows to fully support multi-touch features. The interface is much more finger-friendly and so are the included touch screen applications, such as Paint. If you own a multitouch LCD monitor, you probably already have Windows 7 running on your computer. But to fully experience the magic of touch, you will want to install some additional touch screen software.

1. Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of touch screen games and other touch screen software.

The Touch Pack includes:

  • Microsoft Blackboard, a physics puzzle game.
  • Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens.
  • Microsoft Rebound, use your fingertips to control spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent’s goal.
  • Microsoft Surface Globe, application allowing you to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as a 3-D globe.
  • Microsoft Surface Collage, explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background.
  • Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with playful, shy fish.

The best FREE touch screen software you can find.

2. Corel Digital Studio 2010

Corel Digital Studio 2010 is a multimedia content organizer. Organize, view and edit photos, videos and music in one place using your fingers. In addition to burning them to DVDs or CDs Corel Digital Studio supprots uploading and sharing to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Check out the video tour of Digital Studio 2010:
Video Tour -  Digital Studio 2010

3. Corel Paint it! touch

MS Paint may give you the feel of fingerpainting. But for the true fingerpainting experience there is Corel Paint it! touch. Perfect for parents, kids and anyone who likes doodling and sketching. Corel Paint it! touch has a wide range of gesture support – move, zoom, flick, rotate, tap, drag and scroll—right on screen, using nothing but your fingertips. It also includes plenty of fun features such as realistic mixer pallete – a movable mixer palette, you can use to mix colors. I also supports different types of artistic media (such as oil, acrylic and spray paint) and various paper textures.

Paint It! Touch

4. WinDVD Pro 2010

WinDVD Pro 2010 is the leading DVD player software for high-quality video playback. With fully enabled Windows 7 touch screen support, you can control playback, scene selections and browse media library

WinDVD Pro 2010

And the winner?

Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, should be the first application, any touch screen monitor owner should download as it is completely free. Applications from Corel are also worth checking out.

Sadly, selection of good touch screen software is still quite poor. BumpTop is no longer available for download and Asus is making their software only bundled with their computers (read the Touch Gate software review). With the exception of a few giants, like Microsoft and Corel, no major companies seem to be interested in developing touch enabled software for the PC…




Low-Cost Touch Screen Whiteboard using the Wiimote

Saturday 3 July 2010 @ 1:45 am


Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at johnnylee.net.






Blogroll – Cool Sites

Electronista
Gadgets for geeks.
www.electronista.com

Geek.com
Community for technology enthusiasts and professionals.
www.geek.com

Corel Store
Check out touch screen apps from Corel.
store.corel.com



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