Q&A Session with Mil/Aero Sales Engineer James Hunt Hailing from military design house, General Dynamics Canada, newcomer James Hunt joins the Touch International sales team as the Mil/Aero Sales Engineer/Business Unit Lead, and comes with 15 years of manufacturing, engineering and project management experience. We hit James with some hard-hitting questions to give readers insight … Continue reading »
I am in need of an oddly-shaped, custom projected capacitive multi-touch display that is waterproof, able to work with varying pressure, and provides maximum velocity for input acquisition and transmission to controller. The dimensions of the sensor need to be 460mm long and the widths need to be 42mm and 58mm respectively; the boarder must be narrow at 1-2mm (maybe made of plastic or aluminum). It is also important that the electronics work with Linux.
Ask Touch Guy! I have made mention of how we propeller-heads love the challenges you crazy design engineers give us. But, as exotic requests go, you have thrown us a soft ball. In the old days of resistive and surface capacitive, we have made Cartesian touch sensors that were circular, triangular, spherical, and even a hexagon … Continue reading »
Curious about what’s happening with touch technology? A lot, as it turns out. If you’ve been in the touch industry for any length of time, you know that there is NO perfect touch technology, so its important to evaluate the application requirements and understand the strengths and limitations of the technologies in question. Touch International … Continue reading »
I’m working on an open source 17″ tablet for the DIY 3D printing community and am in desperate need of a 17″ – 17.1″ USB multi-touch screen overlay with a 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio. So far, I am only coming across single touch resistive and IR multi touch panels. We only really need dual touch panels with as good light transparency as possible, as these are graphics editing machines we are making. Projective capacitive panels would be the ideal technology I assume. How can I find such a beast?
So you want a 17 inch projected capacitive touch screen and are having a tough time finding one? You have chosen wisely, because for the printing business, you will want the super sharp image that you get using this optically clear technology. Even though Touch International makes projected capacitive sensors up to 22 inches, I … Continue reading »
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been SWAMPED lately! I guess people just can’t get enough of touch technology! With that being said, if YOU cannot get enough of touch, Touch International is hosting a FREE touch technology seminar, in conjunction with the Society for Information Display (SID) Texas Chapter, covering projected capacitive touch. It … Continue reading »
Today I found this cool interactive company in California called Kicker Studio and came across an interesting case study by them about designing for haptics (tactile feedback) and improving the mobile user experience. The case study is interesting (and not too long) and walks readers through how they designed a haptic response application for the … Continue reading »
Touch trends you need to know to keep your business on track By Mark Fihn, Veritas et Visus Highlighting some of the exciting developments that will likely expand the touch market over the next few years, Mark Fihn, Veritas et Visus, gives you the inside scoop to keep your business ahead of the curve. Fihn … Continue reading »
Previously published in the October edition of ECE Magazine, this article written by Helen Francis from Atmel summarizes test results using gloved hands to operate capacitive touch sensors. The article stipulates that the subject must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but says that in general, it is possible to use touch panels as human-machine interface, even … Continue reading »
How is TI’s new MulTI-Touch Projected Capacitive Technology able to work with water spray?
- Tyler Womack, Wapakoneta, Ohio
So Tyler, I guess you know water can be a lot of trouble for touch screens. The most vulnerable is SAW which stops dead in its tracks, to the least vulnerable, resistive touch. Resistive can be sealed so that water does not get in between the PET and glass layers which allows for better performance … Continue reading »