Touch Screen on a G4 Powerbook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by saturnk1, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. saturnk1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2004
    Is this possible? I know it will probably be the most expensive thing in the world. But, I would love to do it. anyone have ideas? Has it been done before?
  2. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Home of Al-Qaida
    Why would you think it's expensive? Our Canon photocopier has touch screen. Oh wait, I get it, it's made by Apple. Never liked touch screen though. Gets dirty real fast. I'll probably end up cutting people's fingers off for pointing at my PB. Hell, I'm already doing that to people poking at my 20" Cinema Display.
  3. yoda13 macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2003
    It always bothers me when people touch my LCDs as well. I haven't resorted to cutting anyone's fingers off yet, but I really don't like it when they do it :D
  4. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    It's completly possible to get a lay-over for your 15 or 17 inch LCD panal for around 500 bucks. Write some control software and presto. You'll never get a overlay thin enough to close the book, but it is possible.

  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Check out some of the Kiosk software/hardware available in the 3rd party market, it's there.
  6. saturnk1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2004
    Thanks for all the replies. So something like a kit or add-on screen would work best.

    What kind of control software would I have to write? How would I go about doing that? Is the touchscreen add-on kit (usb) just like having a mouse with your finger? Thats what I thought it would be.

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