Multitouch Genk ultrasonic sensors
A next step in the multitouch project is attracting users to the multitouch application. This can be done by getting the attention of the user through sound and visual effects (e.g. lights). But in order to interact with the user we need a sort of measurement system. That’s where we obtained for the ultrasonic sensors. These sensors can detect objects from distances ranging from 25cm up to 6m. One sensor unit (SRF02) can communicate with a microcontroller through the I2C protocol. Using this protocol enables a modular measurement system that allows us to add more sensors without drastic changes in infrastructure. The photo below visualizes the Arduino microcontroller (left) and a couple of ultrasonic sensors (right).
Creating Spaces @ Borgloon PART II
Friday May 4, a new part of Z-OUT is opening at the Monastery of Colen in Borgloon. There will be a festive inauguration of the new artworks of Aeneas Wilder and Wesley Meuris. Also, our new and improved version of the multi-touch system will be launched. You can explore our large 55 inch multi-touch table and try our system on a tablet!
Interesting idea: a portable multi-touch
A project of Kitchen Budapest:
“The Portable Multi Touch is the easily transportable version of touch sensitive surface, where one can interact with the projected media with one’s fingers, hands, as well as more people at a time.
Our goal was to develop a multitouch that we can fold into a minimal size that is easy enough to be portable. We programmed a set of simple applications, where one can paint with hands, navigate a mind-map collaboratively, for example. We built this interface so we can learn and develop interesting and new kinds of contents for such interfaces, which are becoming more and more popular nowadays.”
Link to the project page at kitchen budapest
pit Z-OUT/ pictures by Z33
Z33 published its pictures of the kick-off of pit today.
photo’s: Kristof Vrancken
As announced in the previous post, our first prototype was revealed this weekend at ‘pit’. A (short) picture report can be found on our flickr.