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Multi Touch Pad. Would this design work?

Found this video on how to make a multi-touch table for your PC.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQpr3W-YmcQ&feature=fvw

But that model have 2 big problems. It's ugly and it's too high.
But I really want to build one. 'Cause that is what I've always done,
built my own small electronical stuff. Anyway. I've been thinking and
I've designed my own model based on a webcam with a microphone.

The picture says it all acctually. Do you guys think it would work, or is the cameras angle of view to small to have the height I want? Does my Size and shape seems resonable or do I need to rethink. And about the LED's. It would be cool with red light coming up from inside it. And it would match quite good with the oak frame (have lots of Oak-pieces I can't use for something so I will make a nice frame out of it), and in the dark it would be very cool with light coming up from inside it, but that would disturb the camera by removing the dark spots created by your fingers, or am I wrong? Maybe I could put them discretely in the four corners above the table itself.

Anyway
What do you think. Possible or not?
It works with a little height, but I will strip down the camera so that I can put the lens really low and not put in the whole camera.

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If you look at some of the other multi touch designs on the site you should be able to see how to get it to work, the only difference being that to compact it, you could add a fisheye lens to the camera in front of the normal one to widen the field of view. You could also make a hole in the desk and sink it in to be flush with it if you're satisfied with the results...
Where in the hell did you model that?? That's totally awesome how you were able to do that.
Btw, that doesn't look like an oak grain (matter of changing the texture?) Lol
Looking for the comment below?
I'm looking and I see nothing pertaining to what he designed the images with.
I meant did you mean to reply to him, to ask the question, rather than my comment...
Oh, yes I did, sorry. I was high as hell last night.
I banned myself from the computer while under the influence, then thought it would be fine, so I made my password trickier...
UltraSquirrel (author)  Punkguyta7 years ago
matter of making textures with higher resolution. I havn't had the energy to download HD textures.

Anyway. Here's the site for SketchUp. The free version is more than enough.
I've tried the Pro-version also but it's the same thing. Some 3D/2D tools more but nothing I ever used.
http://sketchup.google.com/
UltraSquirrel (author)  Punkguyta7 years ago
Google SketchUp 7.0. The Pictures that shows the complete model on the desktop is rendered using some random renderer plugin for Google SketchUp. But Google SketchUp is the program. It's free and Easy to use. Very good to make those plans in. And yeah, Oak, thats what I will build it in, But the Google SketchUp textures are so big, and I modelled it in the real size, so the textures are messed up on small objects.
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