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Old 12-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #74341
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i finally like coffee. uh oh
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #74342
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Aw crap.. now wales is gunna be all jacked up on coffee... this'll be interesting.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #74343
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klod...

i like it... problem with trying to turn an entire surface into a capacitive touch pad is cost...

technically this system could "hear" your fingers sliding along the table, but you still wouldn't get multitouch.

as for buttons, totally!! have a nice edgelit piece of acrylic or something with "buttons" etched in. you know the system is active when the piece is lit up.

there might be something here... trick will be cost. (as it always is)

also as i see it the downside of using a smartphone as a remote for your TV is that anyone who doesn't own a smartphone can't use that functionality... plus channel surfing would be a pain if you had to constantly tap your coffee table... lol.

and not so much surface... just some kind of input technology... apparently people have done something like what i'm thinking of before (DIY of course)
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #74344
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something like this might be:

1) easier to achieve and integrate into a computer

and

2) look really freaking cool if you use red (or any color) instead of infrared... very subtly backlit desk....

http://www.instructables.com/id/Inte...touch-Display/
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:29 PM   #74345
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Only problem I see with this (and it may not be a problem cuz I don't know how shit like that works)

But say you have an empty table.. and you calibrate the table with vibrations and such to make the table tap fucntion as a mouse.. now say I'm thirsty and have a glass of water and now I set my glass down on the table.. wouldn't that now mess with calibration and send the vibrations all outta wack and not work properly? or am I over thinking this?
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:46 PM   #74346
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:57 PM   #74347
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sneeze.

the way i was thinking of doing it would involve multiple sensors and you'd use the relative magnitude of the noise/vibration relative to each one to pinpoint the source...

it's starting to look like while not able to be partially covered the infra-red edge lit style is probably the easiest to implement.
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