Monday, July 30, 2007

Progress :)

It's good to be finally making some progress. I've continued working on my multitouch project. In the past week or so I've been very focused on getting my new camera to work. I made a neat assembly that combined my new webcam lens and my IR bandpass filter from Thorlabs. The cool part is that I made it out of a bottle cap :)

Also, on the software side of things, I just got the blob tracking working. Nothing cool to show yet as it still needs to be refined, but this was a major hurdle on the way to programming some real multitouch apps. More stuff to come in the near future...


8 comments:

jt said...

What bandwidth did you select for your IR bandpass filter?

Mikey said...

I chose 880nm to match my IR leds, which are also 880nm.

jt said...

I mean bandwidth:
FB880-70 or FB880-40 or FB880-10

Mikey said...

Oh, I got the FWHM 10 filter.

nora said...

hey are you ising rear illumination to light your display?

Mikey said...

Hey Nora,
I'm using rear illumination. I'll be posting soon about the IR illuminator I'm building.

nui said...

hah this looks like an awesome hack :)

where did you order lens from?

Mikey said...

Nui,
I ordered it from www.thorlabs.com