2012 and we’re still not there yet
Posted: 23 January 2012 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello there,

I’ve been reading through the projects and discussions and it looks like I will be going the route of using an LCD panel and creating a table to use with it, but as always many questions remain.

What I am most interested in knowing is the cost / benefit ratio of doing everything myself or having pre-built items for some aspects of my ideas.

I have seen touch enabled frames for displays, but in most cases they are prohibitive cost wise when going past the two touch option.

Then again, creating a IR lined frame, properly installing overlays, and regulating proper light filtration is something I have no experience with.

Would a rear DSI with a LCD make sense?

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Posted: 24 January 2012 03:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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As it has been the past few years, the more stable systems typically cost more money.  If you can control the lighting conditions then a camera-based setup is definitely feasible, but if you need a setup that will work in changing lighting conditions, especially ambient sunlight, you have to spend more money for the higher-end technologies.

With that said, I prefer DSI setups mainly when using a camera because you can use an LCD and still get fiducial pattern recognition.

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Posted: 29 January 2012 05:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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why would you prefer camera based system over a good LCD monitor that supports touch? I would think the LCD would be better only because it would be faster to build out. I guess the cost would be a huge factor tho?

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Posted: 19 February 2012 01:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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With a 32” multitouch LCD the cost will be prohibitive!
And we’re not talking about higher dimensions!
The future is multitouch screens I think, but for now our project are less costly with those kind of hack.
That’s just my point of view wink

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Posted: 20 February 2012 05:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yea I agree, Looks like this touch foil stuff could be useful and more like what we may see on large screen installs.
http://www.visualplanet.biz/get-interactive/zoom-and-pinch.php

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