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MegaPad 23-Inch Homemade Android Tablet

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Sep 21, 2011.

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    The modder that created this device deserves an award, or at least a contract. A hacker named Martin Drashkov created a 23-Inch Homemade MegaPad Android Tablet using off-the shelf components for around $600 bucks. He indicated that his intention was to create a touch controlled device that would enable a whole different range of experiences, including more than one person sharing and using the device simultaneously. Here's a quote from his website regarding why he chose Android,
    You can see it demonstrated in the video above. What do you guys think? Could this be the next step in the evolution of computers? Who wants one?


    Source: AndroidTablets.net via PhanDroid and Martin.Drashkov.com
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    is that cool or what!!!!!!!!!!
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    Imagine the battery usage <g>
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    Now all we need is Android that recognizes more than two inputs. You could have a large Gorilla Glass Android screen in the middle of the floor that several children could draw on, or so I could play Fruit Ninja with all five fingers and claw my way to a new high score. :)
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    I'm mostly fascinated that he has found such a huge touchscreen for under $600. I wonder how that works.
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    Never mind. Multi-touch screen. Cool. mutitouch 22' monitor - Google Search
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    Do want!
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    now all it needs is honeycomb...
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    now watch apple sue the guy
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    At that screen size can it really be called a "tablet"? Not exactly portable :rofl2: Might have some practical usage in the real world. Would be funny if it supported multi-user and they demonstrated that by playing Pong on it. :icon_ goofy: ]| °¦ |[
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    Android supports more than 2 touches. Just pretty hard to do on a phone screen. I use all 10 fingers when I play Fruit Ninja on my Transformer.

    This man needs to either sell these or write up a guide for noobs, like me.
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    Yea, I agree. Can't be called a tablet when it has a STAND attached!! He ported Android on WebOS or Win7 and used an AcerTouch. oh boy...
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    Oh please. It can be called whatever he wants. Just because it doesn't follow the definition of a tablet that you're used to doesn't mean it isn't a tablet.

    Definition of a tablet: A slab or plaque, as of stone or ivory, with a surface that is intended for or bears an inscription. In today's world, they are made out of glass and conductive material. Just because it doesn't fit in the palm of your hand doesn't mean it isn't a tablet...
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    I agree! You figure that "Tablet" has only had this new definition for a few years anyway!!
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    Judging from the audio I think you have about 2 minutes to get out. Is the hard drive heating up? :)
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    I call shenanigans. I could plug my Charge into my 32" in my bedroom via hdmi and duplicate his results. Watch in the beginning when he's playing with google earth. He's just mimicking the movements of his assistant that's out of frame.
    Or I am completely wrong. Who knows? Just my 2¢

    Carrier pigeon-ed from my Galaxy S Tab
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    I could play Fruit Ninja with all five fingers
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    I agree looks like shenanigans to me too..
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    And I still can't do that 'nanu nanu' 2 fingers spread apart from 2 others from mork and mindy.
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    Um, I've seen these in BestBuy every time a new phone is released.
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