Yesterday was the first day of two of the Open Hard- and Software Workshop (www.ohsw.de) in Munich. My first reason to attend it, was to meet the guys from the GTA04 project again. But now I am presentating my LCD Multitouch table there.
The day started with a presentation of Nikolaus Schaller about the status of the GTA04 project.
After him, I had my presentation. You find the slides here: OHSW Präsentation MultiTouch Couch Tisch.
There will be also a video of it, but I didn’t looked at it to see how good it is. If it is ok, I will upload it to Youtube.
At the afternoon, we also saw a presentation about SHR, the programming language Vala and an extension board for the Freerunner for RFID/NFC.
In the evening we sat together and had nice chats about various open source topics.
Let’s have a look, what the second day will bring.
I recognized that I promised a video of Windows 8 in multitouch action.
Here is is:
Last wednesday Microsoft published a developer preview of Windows 8. You can get it here.
After trying it out on my Acer 1825PTZ I decided to put it on my self build multi touch coffee table.
4 hours installing and configuring CCV and Bsqsimulator I got it running. And I was impressed.
The new metro ui works perfect at touchscreens. I couldn’t really stop sitting at the table and “touching” everything.
I plan to do some videos in the next week to show a little bit more, than this one screenshot.
When you see the stuff in live action, you know why I definitely want something like that on the Linux desktop!