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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

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I wasn't quite certain which of the forums to post this.

Philips have announced a touchscreen designed for the playing of electronic board games. I read about it in 'Personal Computer World' and a quick Google found this site...

http://www.research.philips.com/initiatives/entertaible/

Looks as if board games could be about to get a revival for the electronic age.

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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

We've discussed this in length already in this thread:

http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3642

-Darke

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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

Oops - I don't look at that thread and so missed it - will have to add it to those that I look at.

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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

By the way, I have learned recently that electronic paper requires a laser printer to works. You simply print like a normal paper sheet. Of course, you can erase and rewrite it after.

But I am not sure if you can actually write on E-paper without inserting a sheet in a printer.

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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

Larienna wrote:
By the way, I have learned recently that electronic paper requires a laser printer to works. You simply print like a normal paper sheet. Of course, you can erase and rewrite it after.

But I am not sure if you can actually write on E-paper without inserting a sheet in a printer.

I'm not sure how you came up with that, but that's not how E-paper works at all. The paper actually has little embedded balls with black on one half and white on the other that change depending upon whether a positive or negative charge is applied to it. E-paper has nothing to do with being 'printed' at all.

-Darke

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I did not say that e-paper would be printed with ink as normal paper. I am saying that I have heard that e-paper is compatible with Lazer printer. So it would not require any ink. It will not work with bubble jet.

Maybe the idea is that they point the laser at the right place and the white/black balls are affected.

I have also seen an Avery label printer that requires no Ink. I think it actually burn the surface of the label.

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Philips Entertaible - A new form of board game?

Larienna wrote:
I did not say that e-paper would be printed with ink as normal paper. I am saying that I have heard that e-paper is compatible with Lazer printer. So it would not require any ink. It will not work with bubble jet.

Maybe the idea is that they point the laser at the right place and the white/black balls are affected.

I have also seen an Avery label printer that requires no Ink. I think it actually burn the surface of the label.

E-paper is not printed at all. I.E. It never passes through a printer; inkjet or laserjet or otherwise. The changing of the print is done entirely electronically. You probably need to read a little more about it.

-Darke

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