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Making tagged objects for a Trackmate system is easy. This instructable shows a quick example of just how simple adding new tangible objects to your interface can be!

Trackmate is an open source initiative to create an inexpensive, do-it-yourself tangible tracking system. Using the project's Tracker software, any computer can recognize tagged objects and their corresponding position, rotation, and color information when placed on the imaging surface.



Step 1: Gather the materials

You'll need:
  • A bunch of 1"x1"x1" cubes (I used these, but any similarly-sized objects will work)
  • Some double-sided tape
  • Trackmate Tags (create your own and print them out. See the Trackmate website.)
  • A pair of scissors to cut the tape.
i can't actually get trackmate to recognize anything(AR toolkit also doesn't work) any tips/tricks to get it to work?
There are a few posts in the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://apps.sourceforge.net/phpbb/trackmate/viewforum.php?f=3">Trackmate forums</a> that may help you get started; if you have other specific problems, feel free to post them there as well.<br/><br/>If you need help setting up the software, you may also want to check out the <a rel="nofollow" href="http://trackmate.wiki.sourceforge.net/Cliffhanger+Walkthrough">screen-by-screen walkthrough</a> on the wiki.<br/><br/>
thanks, useful forum

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