Insanely Cool Multitouch

So now all I need is $100k and I'm ready to rock. watch the videoJefferson Y. Han likes big computer monitors. If a screen is large enough, four or five people can work at it together, rearranging blueprints, say, or editing photos. But they can't do that if they're taking turns at a keyboard and mouse. The answer, which Han demonstrates on a 3 x 8-ft. monitor in his lab at New York University, is multitouch input. It allows any number of users to lay hands on the screen as if they were manipulating real objects. On the monitor, recently dubbed the Media Wall, Han uses his hands to spin a virtual globe and then zoom into the canyons of Manhattan. "A mouse is an indirect pointing device," Han says. "You're working with an object that's not on the screen. Multitouch computing is direct manipulation."Han, the son of Korean immigrants, drew inspiration from the way light diffuses when you touch a glass of water. It's a phenomenon known as "œfrustrated total internal reflection." Han attached LEDs to the side of a piece of clear acrylic ”his screen" and mounted an infrared camera on the back. Light traveled through the acrylic. When Han touched the screen, some light diffused out and was captured by the camera. He then designed software that allows the screen to be used for operating mapping programs, handling photos and drawing animated figures. Perceptive Pixel, the business Han started with an NYU colleague, builds custom multitouch computers for private industry and military clients (and, now, to anyone with $100,000).Multitouch computing isn't new: the concept has been kicking around since the 1980s, and two Breakthrough Award-winning products, Apple's iPhone and Microsoft's Surface, use versions of it. Han's special contribution: Beyond his varied applications for multitouch computing lies a broad vision of how it can empower people to work together in new ways.

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Is it an Ad or a whole page?!?

To me, this ad seems absolutely intrusive. I'm not too sure if bigger is better in this case....

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 7 years ago


I need to grow a 3.25 foot wide salt crystal and don't know how

I'm experimenting with lenses and want a big one(to big for the kiln) so i decided to try salt. I've grown small crystals in a pot almost 1 inch wide but don't have a clue how to scale it up.

Posted by AlbinoMoose308 5 years ago


Gigantic Scrabble

Scrabble is an obsession and I can completely understand why a couple would show so much love for the game that they would make an absolutely huge waterproof version for their backyard. Yup, it's lawn Scrabble and there's nothing wrong with that.He fashioned the board from pavers laid in a bed of sand — 225 of them, to be exact. He installed them all in one day and had the back pain to prove it.Jane Crane painted the bonus square in the proper colors and made letter tiles from craft-store wood plaques. She took apart shelves and reconfigured the pieces to make tile racks, and pavers and tiles were sealed to prevent water damage.Now Scrabble games at the Crane house are a physical as well as mental pursuit. The players have to get out of their seats to place their tiles on the board and pick new ones from the selection spread out face down in the grass.They haven't faced many challenges, other than having to light patio torches when darkness falls or dealing with the few times their dog, Maggie, has run across the game board. If it rains, they just take the game inside — on a regulation Scrabble board, that is.But you know, Jane Crane said, it's not as much fun. Link via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


A HUGE Spider! (UPDATED)

I found this HUGE spider in my house!!! That is the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life! :OI don't know what kind of spider is that, can you please tell me!I will give you some clues...Found in south London UKHas some hair all over its body and legsHas dark red legsHas brown/black bodyHas two funny looking antenna (with a 'ball' on the end) on its headAlso, I used a pound coin and a penny to scale its size.I hope you know what this creepy crawly is!(UPDATED)Thank you for telling me what that spider is! A common brown spider...They are harmless, large, and very common in southern UK and in most places of the southern world... You americans should be happy about not having those giant spiders crawling around your homes.

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Giant Plastic Cup

Hey all, I couldn't find anyone who sells these on the Internet so I'd like to find the best way to make them. The cups would be about 2ft tall, and would look just like a plastic cup used at beer parties. I'm throwing my buddy his bachelor party and this would be hilarious! I was thinking maybe carving half the cup out of a Styrofoam block then, laying fiberglass in it. Then gluing the two pieces together. I'm not sure about drinking out of a fiberglass cup though. Thoughts on building this, or a link where I could buy something like this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

Posted by narino 9 years ago


Huge Cat Couch

Huge cat couch is huge. Gigantic, even! No info available about this one that I've been able to find, but it looks like a lot of fun if you have the space for it (yeah, right!). Huge Cat Sofa via CRAFT

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


A HUGE Apple!

I found this huge apple in my grandparent's back garden (yard)! I have never seen an apple so big before...

Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago


Huge working crossbow!

In art class in school the other day, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. With a bad piece of fishing line, the rnage is 40 feet.

Posted by sugg22 10 years ago


Huge working Crossbow!

In art class in school today, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. I haven't tested the range yet, but when I do I will post the stats!

Posted by sugg22 10 years ago


BIG stuff

So, while surfing meh interwebs, I ran into an awesome store that sells giant things like pens, pencils, giant computor keys you can sit on, and many more. Check it out here: http://www.greatbigstuff.com/catalogfront.html

Posted by Flumpkins 9 years ago


SELLING MY K'NEX

To mark my retirement of making knex guns, From Tuesday the 24th of november, my whole set of K'nex will be up for sale on eBay, which is made up of the power tower crane, space tower, 2 cyber K'nex sets and countless other sets, and includes 4 boxes full of wheels, gears and motors (8 electric motors to be exact), i will ship internationally if requested and if you state that you are a K'nex gunner i will include the orginal semi-auto prototype that i created, a splodies grenade and launcher loaded and ready to fire and a large box of rubber bands free (this will be broken down if a non knex guner buys it) i will post a link  to the sale after it has been listed and good luck! pictures uploaded...

Posted by bedbugg2 8 years ago


Huge knex ipod

Imagine a huge knex ipod dock, that looks like an Ipod and has a huge click wheel! this would be awsome!

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago


monstarous knex guns

Only for knex guns that are big bulky powerful and magazine or chain fed

Posted by sniper crazy 10 years ago


My Knex Monster Truck

What does every1 think of this???https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Monster-Truck-Thing/ Click for the slideshow!

Posted by AZIMUT 10 years ago


My REAL catapult

I recently built a Huge catapult at my friends house out of old decking. It is 13 feet long with a 14 foot arm. My friend needs to get the drill fixed so we can finish and until then we are waiting anxiously. It should shoot a large, 10 pound rock about 100 feet. The next time I go over I'm gonna bring my camera and take a video of it, and guess what? It's powered 100% by torsion just like the Romans. It uses 2 inch diameter rope. I also made a Roman Scorpion which uses 1 inch diameter rope and shoots large arrows 100 feet.

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago


PDF-DL is somehow corrupted

I just tryed to DL 2 PDFs of instructables and they didnt come as expected... Stuck at 99%. So i canceled and redid them... See attrachment for result. Canceled again and retryed again, same result... The URLs of the 2 downloads: https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Personal-Mushroom-Farm/Personal-Mushroom-Farm.pdf https://www.instructables.com/pdf/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C/Fathers-Day-DIY-Embossed-Leather-Luggage-Tag-Tie-C.pdf Firefox 29.01 15.5.2014 23:15 CET (GMT+1+DST)

Posted by Orngrimm 4 years ago


My New-ish Sniper

Well, a few people knew about this, and I finally got around to putting up some pics. It has a new-ish handle that is really simple yet comfy, a new-ish handgrip that is simple yet comfy, a new-ish barrel that is out of the norm, a removable red rod mag, nine connectors of friction and a full black rod of ram pullback, a true trigger(duh), and a swinging bipod that attatches to the barrel when not in use. That's it for the pros. Now, it's rather bulky, it has so-so power(though I never really went for that), the barrel is sorta flimsy(workin on that), the trigger tends to not take too much pressure(workin on that), and the stock is wierd lookin. That's it for the cons. Yes, yes,yes,yes I know my camera is crappy....it's too bright in all lighting.... Ironically, I finished this two days before school starts, so I don't know when I'd be able to post it, if I intended to...but say your thoughts on it anyway.... Oh, and by the way, if you fell like leaving a random or off topic comment, I'm no Nazi *cough*TheDunkis*cough*.... I got to type this all over again, because it would seem that the first time, the pictures wouldn't upload.... If you need more pics of it, let meh know! Also, just to let you guys know, I had two options: 1- let this thing have more jams than a Smuckers factory, or 2- make it so it cant jam, but you have to lightly tap the pusher for it to shoot. I went with the latter, so it adds like one second to the firing rate....

Posted by apples!!!!! 9 years ago



Knex Ipod

Wouldn't it be cool to have a huge ipod dock made from knex, that looks like a HUGE ipod, also it could be rigged so that when you turn the humongus wheel, the ipod wheel moves! Just like this, but with the Ipod inside!

Posted by Bartboy 10 years ago


****Epic GIANT Slinky!***

Hey guys, I thought you just might want to see a GIANT slinky that I got at a garage sale! And of Course I push it down the stairs too. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT3vSP5Yi8M And if you want to check out some other epic things on my channel, you should watch them!

Posted by Sreyo 5 years ago


How to remove backups? Answered

I just updated my old computer to service pack 3 and I noticed that when it was going through the update proses that it was backing up my commuter. Once it had finished updating and it had been restarted. I checked to see how much space it had taken from my small 10 gb harddive and found that the update had taken up around 3.5gb of my hardrive. I is the huge amount of space taken up the fault of it backing up my hardrive? If so how can I remove just the backup?

Asked by coolpizzadude 7 years ago


huge aquarium

I was looking at this huge fish tank at a music club in seattle. it was huge, and it looked awesome. it was alt water and looked like something you'd find in the ocean. well, I wanted to do something like this. any Ideas for making a really big fish tank really cheap? I was thinking on the lines of plastic personally...

Posted by mexx.admin 11 years ago


Man builds amazing 1:40 scale LEGO Battleship + VIDEO !!

A Japanese man called Jun Brick has finished building a 1:40 scale replica model of the Japanese battleship "Yamato" .. out of LEGOOver 100,000 LEGO bricks were used in the construction !Back in 2007 Jun Brick posted photos showing the construction so i can only assume it took over 3 years to build.Photos of the construction and loads of the finished ship can be found on his Geo Cities page(Which is in Japanese so i cant read it :S)Below are a selection of the most impressive photos.Video is not all still images, it has some great panoramic views and walkarounds Via Wired

Posted by =SMART= 9 years ago


knex gear box?

hey everyone i need help on my current procect it is very large and a part the swings around and if i turn off the moter it clicks alot and sometimes breaks so i need a gearbox that has a nuteral (where it can spin on its own) and a 1st gear and 1st gear needs to be slow.

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago


What can I make out of a Ferror Rocher Box? It is pretty big...and I really want to make use of it.

BTW: I'm a kid, so I don't really have that many tools. So, if it's not much to ask, try to think of a project that doesn't have to use so much tools please?

Asked by vpiev 9 years ago


The World's Greatest Instructable

I've just been hit with sort of a crazy idea. Feel free to call me names, laugh at my insanity, or point out the problems with my idea; it will probably help relieve your stress, not to mention knock some sense into my head. Here's my crazy idea. What if everyone on Instructables collaborated to build the World's Greatest Instructable? Think about it. Where have you ever seen a larger community of people, specializing in all areas, who love to get things done, meeting together in one place to share ideas and "Show & Tell"? Where have you ever seen a place with 12 year olds who can weld, collaborating with 50 year old electronics professionals? Where have you seen a place where people vote for each others entries in contests and help with suggestions to other peoples entries who they are competing against? This is such a great place I can't help but believe that we would build something more awesome than the world had ever seen. We could all get together and make something spectacular and outstanding. Please, leave your ideas. Thanks.

Posted by Gjdj3 10 years ago


Okay, so I have A HUGE LOAD of......

Okay, so I have A HUGE LOAD of match sticks (cardboard) with all of the powder on the heads taken off. I don't wan't to throw them away, any ideas on what I could do with them? I have a whole cigar box full of them.

Posted by IlluminatedAntichrist 11 years ago


Supersized QWERTY keyboard

Im helping an elderly fella with parkinsons. Communication is difficult. sometimes he can type.  if the keyboard was huge, it might help. Huge calculators have been around for a while. I cant find a huge qwerty board. id rather buy it than scratchbuild it, if possible. scratchbuild if necessary. Help?

Posted by Toga_Dan 1 year ago


~~Knex for SALE!!~~

Attention all knexers! I am about to sell all 40lbs of my knex pieces on ebay and if anyone would like to buy this huge lot just send me a pm and ill message you back when I put it on ebay. It will be selling as a buy it now for $180 or an auction starting at $140. Shipping will cost $50.

Posted by Electroinnovation 7 years ago


Huge Servo?

I read the instructable on how to turn a servo into a a geared motor, but with that board that is taken out of the servo, could you attach that to any motor and make much larger servos? kc

Posted by kcedgerton 8 years ago


How to make a huge hollow sphere?

I am planning on a project and I need to know how to make a huge hollow sphere? I was thinking about using paper mache around a huge sphere, but dont know where to start, like what would i paper mache around. I would like the sphere to be about 30"-40" in diameter. Even though Ive said it, please remember it needs to be about 30"-40" before you answer your question. Thanks!

Asked by Hiyadudez 6 years ago


Huge, Multi-touch Missile Command Redefines Awesome

A wall-sized multi-touch and multiplayer version of Missile Command? Sign me up! Linkvia Engadget

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Huge knex builds from knex.com

Check out these huge builds from these knex designers on Knex.comHere are some pictures of the biggest knex builds.Which include: The Capitol BuildingThe American Flag The Statue of LibertyAnd a 8 foot portrait of President ObamaThis really shows the endless possibilities from knex.You can read more Here.Killer~SafeCracker

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago


Found a huge flatscreen:42" in the dumpster. It does not seem to work (no LED, no response). How to go about?

This TV would be awesome if it can be brought to life again! no need to build a beamer (video projector)!

Asked by BobS 9 years ago


Huge Holes? Answered

When you are punching holes in the leather, won't you want to use a stitching chisel with prongs that look smaller that the actual holes. If you use a bigger one, won't that expand the holes and make them too big?

Asked by Tura Street 1 year ago


How do i fix a huge hole in my wall? ?

My dogs like to sit next to the window and gnaw at the wall. The chewed in this huge hole, I don't know how they did it. How do i fix it? I don't know ANYTHING about home repair. **Here are some pictures of the damage** It's crazy, but kinda funny too.

Asked by Mrs BB 8 years ago


Capcitor bank

Could someone post an instructable for a huge capacitor bank?

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago


i have a huge blank wall. what in the world could i do with it?

Something on the cheaper side would be great to fill it up. I don't really have any decorations in my room to be truthfull. I like my bed, that's the only thing I put care into. Lots of pillows. I also have two huge windows with long brown curtains if that helps. But the wall across from my bed is big and blank!

Asked by 9 years ago


A huge new contest - Booooo!

There is a brilliant new contest - thousands of dollar's-worth of prizes, an outstanding opportunity to upgrade your whole Making capability.But only if you're American!Don't Craftsman sell tools to other countries?That's it - just a short rant.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago


making REALLY cool light fixtures....

My mom building this HUGE house in mexico and i want to make some really cool light fixtures for my huge room... the ceilings are like 15 foot.. and theres a loft

Posted by emac 9 years ago


Huge Problem

Ok, this is the second time it happened, when I opened up instructables, I was logged into someone else's name. Today, I was Austinbwood when I came. If this is happening to other people, they could be changing personal information. I have no idea where the problem is, but it has happened twice.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago


I need to make a GINORMOUS human sized corn-chip, doesn't need to be edible it will be used once as a mascot. any ideas? Answered

I thought paper-mache but that will take ages and i need it soon. ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREAT! THANKS!

Asked by jackaroo400 9 years ago


l love mobiles

it was a huge round one..purple

Asked by lovegumm 8 years ago


Cardboard

I have a huge box of cardboard and have no idea what to use it for. Any ideas?

Posted by alecgates15 10 years ago


I have to remove a huge quantity of limescale (ca. 2 ton).

Do anyone knows the better metod? I tried citric acid (some white powder resist), Hydrochloric acid is not possible to use (some parts are in stainless steel...). I was wondering acetic acid or EDTA.

Asked by mauriziogio 9 years ago


can a tesla coil be rectified with a huge diode? Answered

I found a few hv diode (1 Mega Volt) and some around 240 kv, but the question that I asked myself was if I could get  DC current from a Tesla coil by rectifying it with a proper HV diode. Is it possible???

Asked by arenavles 8 years ago


Instructables Build Night and Show and Tell a Huge Success

The Instructables Build Night and Show and Tell was awesome! Tetranitrate set off a giant match, we made a whole bunch of Harry Potter wands, laser-etched an Apple iPhone, and much more!Check out the full recap of the evening here.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


Perisistence Of Vision As A Replacement of Display Boards

Hello Guyz, Yesterday at night an idea got struck at my mind that can pov be used as a replacement for the huge display boards which are put on the large cities like NY,Las Vegas etc.  There will be a huge amount of energy conserved if we apply this principle.

Posted by abhirooprobotics 4 years ago


How to make a HUGE WI-Fi reciver.

I have proubly a old satalite dish that is proubly around 10-15 feet wide, but it is like metal mesh but how could i use that to make a wifi reciever...ive recently read a instructable on how to make one with a satalite dish that is proubly like 3 ft wide...but what about mine... i know most people dont have a huge satalite dish like that but if you might have a idea on how to make what i have discribed then well talk...

Posted by yuckzee 9 years ago