Archive for the ‘Touch’ Category

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It's amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically 'play' that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as ...

Comprehensive Stylus Reviews

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

There's been some large comprehensive reviews and comparisons of Styluses on offer for the myriad of capacitive type touch devices that now surround us. A stylus is of particular interest to me as I don't use my fingers. One thing I find with these "Best of" or even the "comparative" type ...

BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Georgia Tech has come up with BrailleTouch – a Braille-like texting app. This ia a prototype app for touchscreen mobile device. You can Text not even having to even look at the device’s display at all – which bodes well for the visually impaired, of course. “Research has shown that chorded, or ...

One hand chorded keyboard

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Doug Engelbart's Chorded Keyboard as a Multi-touch Interface Source: hackaday.com via David N on Pinterest

Make your own Touchscreen Stylus Brush

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Rainy Day Magazine features an article on how to make a stylus and brush for capacitive touch screens like the iPad/iPhone etc out of some stripped copper wire and a ball point pen casing. The article contains lots of great information, links, ideas and photos and is well worth a ...

iPad/iPhone Capacitive Stylus Roundup

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Over on the "Cool Quirks" blog, there's a good post on stylus pens for iPad/iPhone etc. It gives a good general look at "7 of the Best iPad Stylus Pens of 2011". It has good photo's too which is helpful info. for any kludgers needing something to modify. One thing I wish ...

Hitachi stylus compatible, capacitive touch panel

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

This interesting development was flagged to me recently and is of great interest personally as I battle with the "Touch barrier" that the pervasive use of capacitive type touch-screens pose. Hitachi Displays has developed a projective-type electrostatic capacitance touch-panel that can convert input from a non-conductive object into electrostatic capacitance, thus ...

iPhone/iPod Touch as touchpad plus – ATMac

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Over on ATMac blog, Blake Watson has a great review of the HippoRemote app for iPhone/iPod Touch that turns your device into a multi-touch touchpad, as well as many other things... HippoRemote will connect to your computer and hand the reins over to you. Your iPhone is now a fully-featured ...

Mosspuppet makes a stylus – Shuddup!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Not sure how effective or durable this stylus would be, but I love Mosspuppet and he does offer a little interesting commentary on 'conductive foam' availability - something other DIY stylus, like these here, here and here use. I suppose protein bar and other foil type wrappers are yet another ...

Comparing iPads, Netbooks for AAC Use | ATMac

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Ricky Buchanan from ATMac has some interesting thoughts and good links on Comparing iPads, Netbooks, and Auggies for AAC Use, after an RJ Cooper comparison on the topic. on | ATMac [Source]

Clutch Pencil adapted as Touch Screen Stylus

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Over on his Artworks blog Crabfu has this excellent how-to video on making a touch screen capable stylus from a clutch pencil and conductive foam. This is one of the best ideas I've seen, using a readily available item in the clutch pencil. My thoughts in using it with your mouth ...

Conductive Touch Capable Mouthstick from a Japanese “Liver” (Reader)

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

A couple weeks ago I received a tweet from @yukitake99 that he found Lifekludger blog helpful and he was going to try make a mouthstick for iPhone. Seems he'd been looking at some of the stuff I'd been sharing about the "Touch Barrier" and ways to work around it. It's always ...