TouchTop Gaming Table DIY How To

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TouchTop Gaming Table DIY How To

Post by mkreutzer » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:19 pm

So I got battle grounds. I liked it so much, that i wanted to integrate it more with the players. SO i built a gaming table.

watch it demo'd here
http://youtu.be/tca-5YSxNxg

So after emailing with Hernan, and my rep for my touch screen (they are not as easy to order as you think) Here is what I came up with as my list of parts

For Battle Grounds you need a GM Client license with at least 1 floating license. (I chose to do 2 floating licenses as one of my players often narrates for me, and can have everything on her laptop, without giving all the info away to the other players)

You will need a touch screen.. I chose at 32" Large Touch LCD Display (using the NEC V321 3m CAPACTITIVE TOUCH, USB INTERFACE. I purccharsed this from One World Touch LLC(www.oneworldtouch.com) for 1349.00. Please talk to Marcus he is Vastly Knowledgeable. I chose the capactitive touch over multi touch for two reasons.. One it recongnizes how long you hold your finger in place (thus duplicating a right click) it also is alot cheaper than the multitouch counterpart.

I bought an old dining table off craigs list for 100.00

And I used an Acer Aspire Micro PC with 2 gigs of ram (it has an HDMI out) was lik 200.00

You'll need a square,
alot of 1x8 timbers,
some l brackets and alot of patience.

Depending on which monitor you get, you'll need the monitor schematics to get your debth, table thicknesses and more.
I can assist in this on an individual basis.

The pics below, dad is checking my measurements since i didn't wanna buy a second table

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Post by heruca » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:21 pm

Welcome to the BG forums, mkreutzer.

This is too cool! Thanks for posting the pics, and offering to help others who want to try building one of these bad boys for themselves.

Your players are very lucky, to be able to play using such a neat system.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

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Post by Omnidon » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:01 am

Very nice!

Moved from Clubhouse to Game Room btw.

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Post by Geroblue » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 pm

Interesting. Price kind of out of my budget, but I like the idea.

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Post by Omnidon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:39 am

Geroblue wrote:Price kind of out of my budget
Still can't wait for those $10,000 dedicated touchtables to come to the consumer market at a reasonable price :P
Sadly, haven't seen much progress on that in the past 5 years orso :(

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Re: TouchTop Gaming Table DIY How To

Post by Geroblue » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:28 pm

Yeah, prices still high... too bad there isn't a way to chain together used touch screen tablets...

Has the Make: community done anything in this area ?
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