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Tag: Touch Sensitive

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small…

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Paper-Thin Keyboard: Print and Press

Paper-Thin Keyboard: Print and Press

The printed word is dying, but the printed keyboard is alive and kicking. And no, you won’t need a 3D printer to make one. A company called Novalia has made an incredibly thin Bluetooth keyboard made…

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Cuttable Multi-touch Sensors: Cut, Paste, Tap, Swipe, Pinch

Cuttable Multi-touch Sensors: Cut, Paste, Tap, Swipe, Pinch

Disney’s Touché concept can turn many ordinary objects into touch sensors. But what if you could buy materials such as wood, foil or paper that were already touch-sensitive off the shelf? That’s one of the dreams…

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DIY Touch Sensitive Nightstand: a Light Touch

DIY Touch Sensitive Nightstand: a Light Touch

Disney’s miraculous touch-sensitive technology isn’t available yet, but Tinkering Techie found a way to discreetly incorporate current tech to his furniture. He made a wooden nightstand and installed three capacitive touch strips underneath its overhanging edges.…

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Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and…

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eBookmark Bridges eBooks and Real Books

eBookmark Bridges eBooks and Real Books

Like many of us, Terry Burton and Jinna Kim find themselves witnessing – and contributing to – the slow but inevitable death of paper books. The husband and wife team decided to make a functional artwork…

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Mycestro Wearable 3D Mouse: Cursor Conductor

Mycestro Wearable 3D Mouse: Cursor Conductor

Wearable mice have been done before, but Nick Mastandrea’s Mycestro might be the best implementation of the form factor yet. Like other wearable mice, Mycestro – it’s pronounced “mice-tro”, get it? – is designed to be…

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EveryTouchFX Touch Sensor: Switch from Switches

EveryTouchFX Touch Sensor: Switch from Switches

Are you eagerly waiting for Disney’s mind-blowing touch technology to become mainstream? You might want to settle for this touch sensor for the meantime. It’s called the EveryTouchFX, a system that’s meant to replace mechanical switches…

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Qii Roll-up Mobile Keyboard: Cool Design, But Will It Be Made?

Qii Roll-up Mobile Keyboard: Cool Design, But Will It Be Made?

There are plenty of options for people who prefer to get stuff done on their mobile devices using an external keyboard. While I do have a bluetooth keyboard for my iPad, I rarely use one for…

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BeetBox Drum Machine: Beets That Make Beats

BeetBox Drum Machine: Beets That Make Beats

Self-described maker of things Scott Garner made a drum machine out of beets and a Raspberry Pi. It works like most drum machines and synthesizers, except instead of buttons or pads, the user touches the root…

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Sensus iPhone 4/4S Touch Sensitive Case: iPhone Vita

Sensus iPhone 4/4S Touch Sensitive Case: iPhone Vita

The rear touch-panel is one of the most unique features of the Sony’s PS Vita. Now, a Minnesota-based company called Canopy wants to bring that same feature to the iPhone 4 and 4S with the Sensus,…

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Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero

Disney’s Botanicus Interacticus Lets You Play Plant Hero

Not content with turning inanimate objects into touch sensitive interfaces, Disney Research is now developing a noninvasive technology they call Botanicus Interacticus, which turns plants into touch sensitive input devices.…

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Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included

Zorro Macsk Adds Touch Capability to iMac: Rapier Stylus Not Included

With Lion and the upcoming Mountain Lion operating systems, Apple is continuously integrating features from its mobile OS to the desktop experience. Does it mean that a touchscreen iMac is a good idea? I still don’t…

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Touch-Sensitive Robot Butt: Ghost in the Shiri

Touch-Sensitive Robot Butt: Ghost in the Shiri

We’ve seen androids that have crossed the uncanny valley in terms of their face. But what about their other parts? Well, thanks to 24-year old Nobuhiro Takahashi, you can scratch realistic butts off of that list.…

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AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

AnyTouch Makes Any Surface Work Like a Microsoft Surface

We’ve already seen a couple of ways to add touch sensitivity to everyday objects. Here’s a more specific approach that turns any surface into both a touch interface and a screen. All you need is an…

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Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle

Touché Turns Everyday Objects Touch Sensitive, My Mind to a Puddle

Disney’s Research Hub recently presented a new technology that can make a variety of materials touch-sensitive. I wasn’t even aware that Disney had a network of research labs, but after seeing what their team of nerds…

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