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    Chalkaat is the continuation of the project Clearcut started by Anirudh Sharma at the MIT Media Lab in the Fluid Interfaces Group. Present day CN… Read More
    Chalkaat is the continuation of the project Clearcut started by Anirudh Sharma at the MIT Media Lab in the Fluid Interfaces Group. Present day CNC/Lasercutters have a indirect interface involving external computers. Chal-Kaat is a direct manipulation laser-cutter that’s aware of the strokes being drawn on the workpiece. It is a ‘computer-less’ UI for interacting with laser cutters, where the users can express themselves more directly by working directly ‘ on the workpiece’. The camera on top tracks the strokes. Different colored markers allow different commands to be executed. We built a laser cutter from ground up, with computer vision and mechanics to optimize for the interface. Read Less
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Chalkaat is the continuation of the project Clearcut developed by Anirudh Sharma at the MIT Media Lab in the Fluid Interfaces Group.
 
Present day CNC/Lasercutters have a indirect interface involving external computers. Chal-Kaat is a direct manipulation laser-cutter that’s aware of the strokes being drawn on the workpiece. It is a ‘computer-less’ UI for interacting with laser cutters, where the users can express themselves more directly by working directly ‘ on the workpiece’. The camera on top tracks the strokes. Different colored markers allow different commands to be executed. We built a laser cutter from ground up, with computer vision and mechanics to optimize the interface.
 
 
 
THE SETUP
 
 
 
 
THE VIDEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOW IT WORKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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