The future is now, or at least multi-touch is. Tinker managed to build their own multi-touch table, based on “frustrated total internal reflection” aka FTIR. Video demonstration after the jump.

..the end result is slightly less polished than NYU’s device, but it puts on an impressive light show nonetheless, tracking your fingers’ movement in a suitably hypnotic fashion. While tinker.it’s guide doesn’t exactly hold your hand though the process, those with the necessary skills should be able to build their own rig relatively easily

[via engadgetMake]

The future is now, or at least multi-touch is. Tinker managed to build their own multi-touch table, based on “frustrated total internal reflection” aka FTIR. Video demonstration after the jump.

..the end result is slightly less polished than NYU’s device, but it puts on an impressive light show nonetheless, tracking your fingers’ movement in a suitably hypnotic fashion. While tinker.it’s guide doesn’t exactly hold your hand though the process, those with the necessary skills should be able to build their own rig relatively easily

[via engadgetMake]