NUI Group featured in Maximum PC Magazine

Thanks to our community member ATCastle (PC Magazine Editor - Alex Castle) who put together a great tutorial on how to build your own multi-touch table. Luckily the the tutorial got picked up across several large tech sites such as Gizmodo, Daily Radar and Digg and now is making its way around the web.

Here are some of the relevant highlights:

What we found that surprised us the most wasn’t anything about the future of multi-touch; it was about something that people are doing right now.

There is, it turns out, a whole community of very smart folks out there on the internet perfecting the art of building DIY multi-touch surfaces. The process isn’t exactly simple, but the results we saw were stunning: multi-touch surfaces with responsiveness rivaling Microsoft’s $12,000 offering, built in a garage on a shoestring budget. “Future UI article be damned,” we thought, “we’ve gotta build one of these for ourselves.”

First, some acknowledgments are in order. Virtually all the techniques used to create this table were discovered at the Natural User Interface Group website, which serves as a sort of repository for information in the multi-touch hobbyist community. If you find the technology shown in this article interesting, you owe it to yourself to check out their forums, where you can participate in the development of multi-touch hardware and software.

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