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Meet Cyclon, a Monster Multi-Touch Machine



Lifehacker got an addition to their Workspace Show and Tell photo pool with major multi-touch mojo. Behold, the Cyclon, a computer packing a 42″ multi-touch display! Perfect for, uh, I’m not sure, but who cares? 42″ multi-touch display!

Doesn’t seem like there’d be a practical use for this, but the Lifehacker reader, kame9031, providing the photo works for a company called 31FPS, specializing in multi-touch interfaces, home automation, and related electronic design. So I guess he has legitimate reason to have this in his home.

The system is offered in a variety of sizes, from 42″ to 65′ (no seriously, their website lists the range as going up to 65 feet). Up to 32 points of contact recognized with an LCD, unlimited with a “beamer” setup, presumably a projection display. The demo video on their site shows off a cool demo with squiggling points of light that gather when the hand touches the screen. No data on the underlying computer system, but it’s listed as running Mac OS X, so it’s a Mac. Seems to be a trend forming in surface computing.

Also be sure to check out kame9031’s personal website. It’s an interesting display of his work, showing off a lot of different projects.



  1. GoodThings2Life

    04/06/2010 at 8:37 pm

    Please tell me Earth hasn’t been renamed to Caprica…

  2. Eve

    04/07/2010 at 6:08 am

    gt2l aren’t you thinking of cylon not cyclon? c’mon geek, get it together :)

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