How to Build Your Own MT-50 Multitouch Table

MT-50 multitouch table

The MT-50 multitouch table by Ideum

This post is cross-posted from Open Exhibits

Designed for museums, research labs, and other demanding public environments, the MT-50 Multitouch Table, now discontinued, stood in a class of its own as the most durable and reliable multitouch table available. With 60+ points of input, a powerful computer, and true multiuser support, the MT-50 Table found its place on the floors of busy museums in North America and beyond.

We’ve already leaked details and hinted at the secret recipe that made the MT-50 a success. Now, on the heels of the release of our new multitouch table, we have decided to “open source” the complete plans and parts list for the MT-50 table.

Countless hours of research and refinement have gone into producing the MT-50 table. This system is projection based, and uses optical multitouch technology to create interactivity. The components have been carefully sourced for optimum durability, performance, and longevity. However, the design is modular, so some of the parts and materials suggested can be substituted for less expensive, less rugged alternatives at your discretion.

We’ve taken great care to document every step and design detail in this PDF. It’s our hope that ambitous museum staffers and DIY multitouch enthusiasts will benefit from this document and the research and engineering that made the MT-50 a multitouch workhorse.

You can download the complete parts list and DIY assembly instructions here:

Please comment on this post with any questions, or refer to the comment thread on Instructables.

  
 
 

One thought on “How to Build Your Own MT-50 Multitouch Table

    Rich Rosso on said :
  1. This is great of you guys to do this. The research effort alone on the parts and what works well with each other is invaluable. We are looking at assembling a table at our University and we were looking on using the aluminum table kit you have put together as a base. The only detail on its construction that seems to be lacking is the dimensions of the glass top. Can we assume it is the same as the table bottom? What type of glasscwas used? Also, the directions on the mantle are a little confusing as well. Are there four sides to it? Is seems that there are only measurements for the two short ends? Thanks for any help you can give.

    Regards,

    Rich

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