GLA I – The building of a multi-touch table

September 20th, 2012

The GLA I (Glassomium one) is still a work in progress, but it’s so exciting seeing it come alive! The mirror mounts and camera still need to be put in place, the back needs to be covered, the IR lights need to be installed, a power supply circuitry needs to be built, fans need to be added and a few other minor details need to be taken care of. During the summer I came up with the design, then through the ACM Club at the University of Minnesota Duluth we ordered the parts from 8020 (a company that makes awesome aluminum extrusions for industrial projects). I’ve been working on it during my free time between classes and work, along with the help of a faculty.

Preliminary design sketches:


It’s a dual mirror DSI setup. The table will run some distribution of Linux combined with Glassomium, the open-source window manager I’ve also been working on. Check it out!