Wednesday, November 18, 2009

OOBI at Sustainibility conference !!

Folks ,
finally the table is ready and we had put it up during the sustainibility conference held at IDC , IIT Bombay

And we got a really nice response from the audience .
They all enjoyed using the apps and were creatively engaged while playing with them.

1. So this is where we displayed the table

2. Who wants to play first [Kumar/ Biju]

3. Here is the video of the various application we used.

OOBi -multitouch applications from arun yashwant on Vimeo.

4. We tried a new multitouch based game 'Trash O Bin' in line with the theme of conference.
The idea was to educate people about importance of seggregating material into recyclable and non- recyclable sothat they can be re-used /expended effectively.

Goal of the game is to sort the waste mateial [Food items, Glass, Plastics, Paper] into correct bins and score points for correct sorting. In case of wrong sorting you will lose the points.

Here is the initial screenshot of the game.

And the video.

Trash O Bin- multitouch game from arun yashwant on Vimeo.

Concept :Arun  Development:: Kumar, Graphics: Sojan
The game is under refinement and once fully ready we' ll post another video.

5.This was the logo exploration we tried out for OOBI also indicating the finger & the touch, however still needs refinement.

Again thanks a lot to all the people who made our maiden attempt successful, especially Ravi Sir :)

Special Thanks to:
Bhooshan & Krishna for getting the material

Staff:Samarth for the table

Friends: Atish, Ishneet, Anirudha, Sharath,Sumedh, Sheru, Krishna....

~ Stay Tuned

OOBI table in making !!

Hi all this is further update to our successful prototype...
We had taken up making a finished looking table and here we are repeating the whole process

1. Saurav on integrating the table

2. Arun treating the new surface

We also added a protective sheet on top of this surface...

3.Huhh...! finally its ready and here some pics of trials

and great it works really well...

So we planning to put up this beauty at upcoming Sustainability conference and we are also developing a multitouch game for it.

Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

OOBI Beta - OOBI version next

After the app laudable success of OOBI multitouch installation at DDS 2008 , we wanted to take it to the next level and build an advanced standalone multitouch table similar to MS surface.

With constant encouragement & support from Prof Ravi Poovaiah we continued this project at IDC ( and worked on weekends.
We intented to finish and put it up in DDS 2009 ( But the trials took a lot longer than expected . Finally Saurav joined the team and together we could achieve some exciting results.

OOBI beta- the multitouch table from arun yashwant on Vimeo.

Photo Zoom app... from arun yashwant on Vimeo.

More videos are availble at

Though the final table is not yet finished we are hoping to complete it by Nov first week.However we already named it as OOBI- beta [Next version of OOBI :) ]

Following images show different stages of the project:
1. Acrylic sheet with frame2. Top frame

3.Compliance surface


5. Trial set up

6. Final working setup [Saurav's hands- on]

Some fun moments

I am not sure if I should acknowledge now only , as we still have to finish the final table.
But there is always a room for a Thank You !! :)

All the first thanks a lot to Ravi Sir for his support & motivation, without whom we would not have come this far.

Thanks (in fact no thanks :P) to Kumar & Atish who are the true initiators for OOBI series and I am glad to take forward the work they have started.

A loads of thanks to NUI community for their resources and timely help. This community created new & great friends like Sharath Patali, Saurabh, Taha who were always ready to chip in for any help.

Then ofcourse the IDC folks:
Mandar who's great friend & supported hugely with initial infra & logistics.
Thanks Rohan for sticking around the long nights , supplying food & bedsheets :P
Thanks to Avaneet alias Chacha, Abhishek, Saarang, Darshan....for giving company & suggestions

Well, as I said the project is not yet finished and this is a To Do list for as of now:
  1. Build a better & more durable compliance surface
  2. Design & Construct the table
  3. Trials with PS3 cam
  4. Try out more apps

Shall keep updating the progress on the blog.