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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.

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  2. New video up at this kickstarter shows more performance under Windows 7, surfing the web, Skype, etc. (

  3. Another movie of the Playstation in action, playing flash games like Angry Birds:

  4. Microsoft Touch Pack applications on the Playsurface:

  5. Still more movies online showing optical tracking and playing games on Playsurface:

    Only 5 days left to reach $40k!

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