iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive HijinksS

The iBar turns a countertop into an interactive surface, where projectors mounted underneath can display graphics on the milky, semi-transparent surface. It has an intelligent tracking system that reacts to touch, and its software follows objects and is able to illuminate them where they sit. There are all kinds of possibilities with this technology, such as playing with a virtual ball on a bar, in a game called iBar pong, or creating graphics that circle and connect objects placed on the counter.

This reminds us of a clever concept created by a design student that we mentioned here a few days ago, using touch-sensitive LEDs to illuminate objects on a shelf. No sooner had we wished to see something like this on a bar, than one of our ace commenters pointed us to this wizardry. Neat stuff; let's go have a drink.

More pictures after the jump.

iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive Hijinks

iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive Hijinks

iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive Hijinks

iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive Hijinks

iBar: Software + Projector = Interactive Hijinks

What is iBar? [iBar, via Born Rich]