To compliment the biannual Tiree Tech Wave weekends, this week is a microwave! Andrea Bellucci is here for the week and by the end of the week the table in the Rural Centre, where Tech Wave runs, will be a giant touchtable.
We have 3500 lumens projector, mini-mac and a Kinect to be mounted high in the ceiling. Andrea’s software will then use the Kinect distance sensing to be able to pick up movements over and on the table-top and hence enable the kinds of touch interactions we are familiar with on mobile phone or pads.
This week we will be happy if we get all the equipment working in situ (visions of us all teetering 20ft up ladders), and maybe some test. However, once in place we hope it will be a great resource for innovate applications for future Tech Waves and a means to run long term applications for tourists and locals. In particular, we will soon have geocoded data for the ‘On the Ground‘ project (making island heritage archives available through mobile phones) — using this same data we cshould be able to create a classic tourist map projected on the table so that visitors can select locations and look at images and information about them, all by simply touching and dragging on the table.