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News Atmel launches unlimited-touch controllers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. 1ad7

    1ad7 New Member

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    Interactive group porn. Ill take 1 million units and a HD camcorder.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    *rolls eyes*

    Huge multiplayer games on glass "surface" style tabletop!
     
  4. ano

    ano 8-bit Bandit

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    Could bring a new meaning to the words tabletop RPGs, especially with enough points so everyone can be touching the screen at the same time. Still not sure about the 'refresh rate' of 4ms, I'm guessing that's its polling rate? Hopefully. I hate laggy touchscreens.
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    saw this demoed in February in careers fare at my university. pretty cool, the buy demoed it just used 2 fingers, with an iphone in my pocket, i wasn't very impressed.

    the company have a good reputation though, they are the ones invented the very easy to use AVR.
     
  6. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK New Member

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    Their name sounds more like a fusion of intel and AMD.
     
  7. Von Lazuli

    Von Lazuli I get by fine with a jig-saw.

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    Well, at that price, I will take 10... Now where does one fine 999, 990 more takers?

    And for that matter, capacitive LCDs and controllers?
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    alright dungeon and dragons just got a whole lot more interesting lol but ya multiperson games or like a monopoly on a table top could be cool so ya more then 10fingers would work and hey what about thos freaks I mean unique people out there with 12 fingers =p oh and dont forget about the people who are really really flexible and can use their toes too ^^
     
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    Apple tablet here we come
     
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    Interestingly I'd love to get one at about 46" diagonal for my table project.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    If you could get huge ones to work properly you could have them in public display areas. Imagine a huge information booth where dozens of people can access info at the same time, you could even drag stuff around on it.
     
  12. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Looking at just one idea this is awesome (but there could be so many other real world applications): Real time D&D on a flat , flexible, amoled capacitive display that could be overlayed on any other flat surface would be awesome. Especially if you could pnp for peoples' character sheets, info boxes etc. Imagine being able to construct a dungeon from a selection of themed palettes where you can just drag from the palette straight into the world with your fingers, pick up handfulls of objects with a pinch and scatter them using one hand to scroll and the other to drop.
     
  13. Awoken

    Awoken Gazing at the stars

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    Circular rooms with a single large wrap around interactive display that hundreds of people can touch at the same time.
     
  14. TheoGeo

    TheoGeo What are these goddamn animals?!

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    unlimited touch? does that mean it has a pixel perfect resolution? If so then you could get the shape of the touch and not just a point in the middle of the touch. It could recognise hand prints, footprints... body prints. That opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
     
  15. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

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    this is rather interesting to me! would be great to use this on a huge table media centre also linked into a projector so you can watch a film on that while playing your games on the table or writing with an onsceen keyboard (homework for the kids) while you can keep an eye on them to make sure there actualy doin it!

    also to the 1st comment on here (1ad7) how funny is that! would be good tho! cyber gang bang! LOL
    funny S**T
     
  16. B3CK

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    for a 10" version,, I would say, newest art craze, "Ant-Farm Art"
     
  17. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    Heh, I worked for Atmel for couple of years. I wonder who they gonna sell it too now;)
     
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