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DIY Multi-touch Surface Looks Like a Great Weekend Project

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If you’re an industrious type, you might want to get your workshop ready: there’s a new multi-touch surface computer project at Instructables.

Requires some big panels of acrylic, IR equipment, and a decent webcam (they suggest the PS3 Eye), as well as a recent computer (PC or Mac, but they suggest Windows 7 for the touch features). Not the type of thing you’d do in your living room or on the dining room table, as it takes some precision to polish the acrylic and position the sensors. But if you’ve got the means, you can chop a few thousand bucks off the price of a Microsoft Surface by building one yourself.

Via Lifehacker

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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