Here are open source resources and references related to development and operation of the Tactile Matrix

Electronic Components

The system consists of off-the-shelf electronics including computer, projector, webcam, display screen, and keyboard. The computer is often placed under the table.

 Electronics compents for Tactile Matrix. Drawing by Ira Winder.

Electronics compents for Tactile Matrix. Drawing by Ira Winder.

Computer Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Latest version of Java
  • Processing 2.2.1
  • Github Desktop
  • Drivers for Webcam, Projector, Keyboard
  • At least 2 USB Ports
  • At least 2 Video Ports

Table Hardware

Construction drawings by Karthik Patanjali are available to download.

 Assembly drawing for Tactile Matrix. Drawing by Karthik Patanjali.

Assembly drawing for Tactile Matrix. Drawing by Karthik Patanjali.

GitHub Repositories

  • Colortizer is a piece of software that uses computer vision to read tangible inputs (i.e. Lego) on the Table
  • Sandbox is a simple example application that performs projection-mapping with a real-time simulation. It also can "talk" to Colortizer to receive inputs. The content is based upon corporate technology road-mapping.
  • Pixelizer is an advanced example application that performs projection-mapping with a real-time simulation. It also can "talk" to Colortizer to receive inputs. The content is based upon last-mile logistics and distribution.
  • PedAccess is an advanced example application that performs projection-mapping with a real-time simulation. It also can "talk" to Colortizer to receive inputs. The content is based upon pedestrian accessibility in Singapore.

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