A touch-screen display that comes alive, almost

November 20, 2013

Like a sci-fi fantasy come true, MIT students have created a tangible display that allows users to touch things through the screen.  It works like an old-school pinscreen toy, except that under each pin is a motor that reacts to a “kinect” depth sensing camera, the camera then captures the depth data and transmits it to the table, where action is rendered through the pins. Read the full story here.