A smart project gives all the capabilities of the Mac touch screen with $ 1 of hardware

While Apple has lg resisted the idea of ​​a touch-screen Mac, a clever soluti from a group of developers gives an existing Mac touch screen capability . The proof of ccept is called "Project Sistine" and is based $ 1 of material …

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Developed by Anish Athalye Kevin Kwok Guillermo Webster ] and Logan Engstrom, the soluti requires a small mirror, a stiff paper plate, a door hinge and hot glue. All of these pieces are then assembled, a process that the team says ly takes a few minutes, and put top of the Mac near the camera.

Essentially, by retrofitting a small mirror in frt of the webcam, the camera can look down and tell when your finger touches the display:

The basic premise behind Sistine is simple. Surfaces seen from an angle tend to look shiny, and you can tell if a finger touches the surface by checking if it touches its own reflecti.

Our idea was to retrofit a small mirror in frt of a MacBook … 19659007]

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