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Default Harlequin Project (Dual Touch Screen Tablet / DIY Courier) - 10-26-2009, 10:55 PM

I can finally execute my tablet project, now that there is finally a 9" USB DisplayLink monitor, which has the exact same resolution and size as the monitor of Dell Mini 9.

The Harlequin Project has three purposes: 1) For experimenting with dual screen touch user interfaces, which is a UI model used by a few up-and-coming products, such the Courier project by Microsoft. 2) For experimenting for industrial design methods, since I'm a designer myself. 3) For daily use. It's my new Magic Doodle since age 5!

I got the touch screens and monitors all working. Windows 7 detects all the drivers very easily, though calibration of monitor 2 touch is still a little bit off, and CalTouch doesn't seem to find the other touch screen.

The next step is to flatten all the components in the USB monitor, and laser-cut a custom case for it. For the custom case, I will need two sets of monitor hinges, so that they can be unfolded at 180 degrees without touching each other (which would trigger the touch screen).

Stay tuned! Happy Halloween!

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Testing out UI - I foresee the left screen to be used for reading and the right screen for writing, completing the read/write cycle. For it shows Facebook (iPhone version) and New York Times on the left for research, and InkSeine on the right for jotting down the notes I just read. (EDIT: Oh. Wait. I just realized it's some pretty politically-incorrect commentary.)

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Default 10-26-2009, 10:58 PM

That's just crazy!

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Default 10-27-2009, 07:04 AM

What is the make of the lcd attached where the keyboard should be?
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Default 10-27-2009, 07:25 AM

Originally Posted by AaronASB View Post
What is the make of the lcd attached where the keyboard should be?
The one where the keyboard should be is the LCD that comes with the Dell Mini... Can't tell right now since I temporarily taped* it to the chassis.
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Default 10-27-2009, 10:21 AM

wow this looks amazing! Keep up the great work!

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Default 10-27-2009, 11:59 AM

(putting eyes back in sockets)


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Default 10-27-2009, 06:04 PM

Just wow. Extremely impressive! What do you use for laser cutting? (my touchscreen project cowers in shame)

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Default 10-27-2009, 07:06 PM

Very impressive.. I'm looking forward to seeing further updates to this!

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Default 10-27-2009, 09:00 PM

Awesome. I always wanted a big Nintendo DS.

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Default 10-29-2009, 08:43 PM

Wow, we are starting to see some killer projects with the Mini 9.
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