Developers create a touch screen MacBook for ly $ 1

There is good news for anye who wants a MacBook with a touch screen. A group of developers found a soluti that cost them ly $ 1 in hardware.

The process involves the webcam of the laptop, a mirror and some programming. Amish Athatye, e of the developers, explained the basic premise: "Surfaces viewed from an angle tend to look shiny, and you can tell if a finger touches the surface. It touches its own reflecti. "

  MacBook touch screen The Project Sixtine camera can see the reflecti of the finger.
Photo: Amish Athatye


They used an applicati developed by Kevin Kwok, who was part of the team. This detects a finger and its reflecti in the MacBook's screen, and determines how far the two are. It can also locate the finger positi the screen after a calibrati process.

Guillermo Webster and Logan Engstrom were also involved in the development of what they dubbed Project Sistine.

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