Spaceglasses – a whole new playground for dizmo

Many of you like us will have seen Spaceglasses from Meta. The guys there have run a successful Kickstarter campaign raising just shy of $200,000 to fund ‘The Most Advanced Augmented Reality Glasses.’ If you love the possibility of technology as we do, take a look at video below. Increasingly, touch interfaces and virtual environments are becoming a reality, being made possible not just by leaps in technology, but by the vision and imagination of technology creators from around the globe.

Natan Linder of formlabs

Today Joi Ito introduced me to Natan Linder, a phd student at the MIT media lab. Natan is a co-founder of formlabs, a startup that recently did one of the most successful kickstarter campaigns. and now produces the first affordable ($3300) high quality 3D printer.

Touch Surface made from Scratch

Some time ago we have agreed on a bachelor project with the Technical University of Winterthur (ZHAW) to work on a «Virtual Touch Screen» which is based on the concept of having two cameras taking images from the side of the surface to make it touch sensitive. By interpreting the positions of the finger within the two images and using triangulation, it is possible to figure out the x/y position of the finger on the surface.

dizmo on a 70″ SHARP Touch Screen

We just got our 70″ SHARP PN-L702B LCD multi touch screen for demo purposes from Telion today. And it took us just a few minutes to get dizmo up and running on it. It based on invisible infrared sensors integrated with the screen and works with your fingers or with a pen that comes along if you want to sketch or write on the screen. The touch recognition resolution is good and really gives you this «pseudo-physical» feeling dizmo provides.

Transparent Touch Screen

You might have seen the (semi-)transparent touch screens in science-fiction movies like Elysium, Iron-Man 2 or Avatar. Well, today we were able to see, touch and tape one of these screens live at the Telion showroom.

Tabula Digitalis up and running

After the first setup we had dome for the LIFT-13 conference in February, we have done some construction work at the office over the weekend and so we now have a large surface interactive table available to try and demo dizmo on a large scale. There is still potential for optimization (hide the cabling, more […]

dizmo shows Sneak Preview at the Lift-13 Conference

We had a workshop session at the Lift Conference ( The title was “How to become a dizmoi”, presenting our motivation and also demonstrating dizmo on a large table. There were more than 30 curious participants from various backgrounds: teacher, lawyer, graduate school student, computer people, designer, and marketer. We had lots of trouble with […]