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The engineers behind Templeman Automation are developing Playsurface, an affordable open-source touch table for “ordinary developers and consumers.” From their Kickstarter page:

Our development of Playsurface started by assembling the best open-source optical touch table plans available, and we intend to create a hackable, multi-use, blazingly fast touch computing platform for gaming, music, browsing, device control, and other applications. The goal is to enable cutting-edge performance at a price point that makes buying a touch table similar to many consumer home computer purchases.

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


  • http://crypticl.comze.com/make-playsurface-an-open-source-multi-touch-computing-table/ MAKE | Playsurface: An Open-Source Multi-Touch Computing Table | Crypticl

    […] http://blog.makezine.com/2012/05/12/playsurface-an-open-source-multi-touch-computing-table/ This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Trev. Bookmark the permalink. […]

  • http://kck.st/JPgTG9 Michael White

    New video up at this kickstarter shows more performance under Windows 7, surfing the web, Skype, etc. (http://youtu.be/vs2q1lEQQhg)

  • http://kck.st/JPgTG9 Michael White

    Another movie of the Playstation in action, playing flash games like Angry Birds: http://youtu.be/EF_-Q8GzDYw

  • http://kck.st/JPgTG9 Michael White

    Microsoft Touch Pack applications on the Playsurface: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKtPFGmskys

  • http://kck.st/JPgTG9 Michael White

    Still more movies online showing optical tracking and playing games on Playsurface: http://youtu.be/cSfxZTMwTJA

    Only 5 days left to reach $40k!

  • http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/10/make-at-ces-2013-hands-on-with-playsurface-the-open-source-touch-table/ MAKE | MAKE at CES 2013: Hands on with Playsurface, the Open Source Touch Table

    […] we first posted about Templeman Automation’s Playsurface, the team was still looking for Kickstarter backers for their open source touch table. Since then, […]

  • http://www.itclips.net/2013/01/11/make-at-ces-2013-hands-on-with-playsurface-the-open-source-touch-table/ MAKE at CES 2013: Hands on with Playsurface, the Open Source Touch Table

    […] we first posted about Templeman Automation’s Playsurface, the team was still looking for Kickstarter backers for their open source touch table. Since then, […]

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