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Post by david Michie on Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:10 pm

So this is something that I have been looking into.  As some of you might know I work in the Library teaching IT.

Now I am thinking of getting a hold of one of our multimedia projectors and using it to project a map/dungeon onto a desk.

I think I could we could use this to run a Space Hulk like game.  I have a single board computer called a Raspberry Pi that I can hook up for this type of thing.  It would mean building a stand that looks down onto the table but I am sure I could do this.

So what do you lot think of the feasibility of this type of this, I am not talking about a touch table gaming board, yet.  Just a way of showing 2D maps.

I will have to try this and will keep you lot posted!Suspect

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Post by Gordony on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:18 pm

Arent these normally projected upwards at a translucent tabletop??

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Post by Admin on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:26 pm

Regardless...  Sounds pretty awesome!

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Post by david Michie on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:46 pm

Yes they are normally projected at a wall.  However I have seen stands which allow you to project downwards and I think I can rig one up.

So now I just need to create a dungeon or a space  ship to project.  I will keep you posted!

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Post by david Michie on Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:54 pm

So I am still looking into wether I should create a new slide for the spaceships or cobble togther some copyright free old Space Hulk bits.

Yes I know that they have tyo be copyright free and not actual scans or old pictures.

I think this will really be the problem, getting the look right.  I am not bothered about the hardware bit just the software.

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Post by david Michie on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:28 pm

I have managed to lay my weasily black hands on a touch screen so I just need to figure out how to load up some stuff.  No I cant use Vassel cause its a library and we cant break any rules.

I will keep you informed.

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