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Just some pictures

For those people, that are being to lazy to visit my Flickr and view my photo's over there.Here are a couple of pictures taken with my old Sweex webcam in infrared modus.

DIY FTIR Multi-touch display - wooden frame

My wooden frame has arrived. My uncle makes wooden frames for paintings and since they only cost 5 euro I asked him if he could make one for me. The acrylic/aluminum part leans on the wooden frame on the left and the right side and a little bit on the top and the bottom as well. Notice I have space...

Expanding multi-touch community

For those of you interested, there's a Flickr and Youtube group around our Multi-touch Open Source community.

DIY FTIR Multi-touch display - LED power supply

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) need a power source to produce light. Image above is one IR led powered by a 5 volt USB connection. There are several ways to power your leds. For example by batteries (1,5 volt), USB (5 volt) or a 12 volt adapter. But you could also connect your led's to the 12 volt...

Summer graduating project in Sweden

I got some more information about my graduating project.

DIY FTIR Multi-touch display - hacking the camera

Update before getting started:

DIY FTIR Multi-touch display - framing the acrylic

So during the build of the first proto I found out that I wanted some kind of reflective material against the edges to bounce back leaking IR light. With my first proto I used aluminum tape, but it intends to stick to everything ;) So basically alot of annoyance. So I decided to make an aluminum...

DIY FTIR Multi-touch display - treating the acrylic

I sawed off this piece of acrylic of a bigger piece. Sizes: 46*32 cm (4:3 ratio) 8mm thick.Try to get your hands on a piece of acrylic that is cut by a factory or so. If this is not possible try to saw your acrylic at least with the finest saw you can find.


My name is Harry van der Veen. I'm 25 year old graduating Communication & Multimedia Design student from Holland. In January this year together with four other people, we co-founded, a community called NUI Group Open Source Multi Touch Community. Since there wasn't a lot of information online...