Make your own multitouch displays and software apps

Multitouch display technology has been gaining a lot of visibility recently, both with Microsoft’s Surface interactive tabletop displays and the iPhone’s slick gesture-based interface. Ignoring some of the particulars, the guts behind this technology is relatively simple, and you can make you own multitouch interactive display for little over the cost of a projector (the […]

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Camp Metalhead 2007

Over at the Steel Yard blog, Jackson writes: Camp Metalhead, the Steel Yard’s two week summer youth program, is firing on all cylinders! By the first day, all ten of the students had learned to cut steel using the versatile oxy acetylene torch. A morning trip to our partners over at Mid City Steel and […]

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Exploratorium: Maker Saturday Webcasts (Candy Fab is up!)

The latest Exploratorium: Maker Saturday Webcast is up – CandyFab, the sugar printer created by Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman, creates 3D sculpture by stacking 2D images made of sugar. This sweet project ties together many disciplines–motion control, woodworking, microcontroller programming, sewing, reverse engineering, circuit hacking, high-power analog electronics, 3D modeling, and computer programming. Windell […]

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iPhone update!

Here’s the first iPhone update – just plunk your iPhone in the dock, start iTunes and have it check for an update in the iPhone panel… So far it says “bug fixes”. No new apps, nothing. My guess is that it’s the fix for the Safari security issue that was/is being revealed at BlackHat-Defcon. Update: […]

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