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CUBIT is an open source multi-touch system designed by Stefan Hechenberger and Addie Wagenknecht for Nortd Labs. It was developed to "demystify multitouch" technology through making its software and hardware open source and is a direct competitor of Microsoft Surface.[1][2][3]


As of May 2, 2008 they are accepting orders for developer kits which they call the TouchKit. Users can purchase the Touchkit so long as they supply their own projector/camera at a cost estimated to be between $1080 and $1,580 USD. [4][5]

The CUBIT system currently is for sale by commission basis only and both are rumored to have a two to three month waiting list as of July 2008. [6]


  1. ^ Technology Review: Open-Source, Multitouch Display
  2. ^ "Home invention". The Economist. 2008-05-01. 
  3. ^ Saffer, Dan (2008-11-20). Designing Gestural Interfaces. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 128–. ISBN 9780596554224. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Greene, Kate (2008-05-01). "Open-Source, Multitouch Display". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  5. ^ "NOR_/D". Retrieved 2008-05-03. 
  6. ^ O'brien, Will (2008-07-08). "IR multitouch screen". Retrieved 2008-07-14. 

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