Howto: Turn a 67-inch rear-projection TV into a multitouch display

Posted on Saturday, Feb 21 2009 @ 12:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Idea Labs turned a 67" rear-projection TV into a multi-touch display, you can check out how they did it over here. The total cost of this project is $2,308.90, but the bulk of it ($1,857) was for the 67 Samsung HL67A750 Rear Projection TV.
Continuing our multi-touch research, wefve been working on turning an off-the-shelf rear projection TV into a multi-touch display. This screen has the best width-to-depth ratio of any multitouch system (67 diagonal viewing area and only 16 deep). This is also the first example of hacking a multi-touch system into an off-the-shelf television. The system we settled on uses very few additional components and could potentially be applied to any rear-projection TV.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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