Wook Chang of Seoul based Sensible UI tipped us off to their new open source multitouch project called OpenMT. The project is comprised of both software and hardware tools that allow you to combine readily available parts with an Arduinoid to create super thin, flexible multitouch surfaces.
As you may know, most touch companies (except for camera-based multi-touch companies) are prefer super-closed business strategy. They never even reveal data sheets or sell samples unless large amount of volume order is guaranteed.
So, here I offer OpenMT: an Open Source MultiTouch development platform. It’s the collection of open source hardwares and softwares for anyone to make his/her own thin and flexible multi-touch panel.
The OpenMT project is at the planning stage. Documentation is not complete yet, but after the first release, you will be able to make a 8×8 multitouch trackpad.