Machinecollective.org are developing a set of prototyping modules targeted at researchers, artists, musicians, teachers, circuitbenders and performers. They are designed for people requiring quality controls, quick assembly and a flexible, modular project enclosure.
“Prototyping modules are available in a wide range of configurations featuring many standard control surface components such as pots, sliders, backlit buttons and switches. Less common components such as lcd modules, touchscreen (x/y pad) and various patchbays are also available. The following picture shows our final prototypes.”
Stantum have been developing multi-touch display technologies since 1992.
Mathieu Chamagne, one of the minds behind maxobjects.com, has posted a video on YouTube showing some recent work with the Stantum multitouch displays. Not how multiple fingers can control different parts of the same object at the same time.
The Sun SPOT (Sun Small Programable Object Technology) project explores wireless transducer technologies that enable the emerging network of things. The Sun SPOT Device is a small, wireless, battery powered experimental platform. It is programmed almost entirely in Java to allow regular programmers to create projects that used to require specialized embedded system development skills. The hardware platform includes a range of built-in sensors as well as the ability to easily interface to external devices.