Choosing Plexiglass

A couple weeks ago my instructor ordered some samples of Acrylite plexiglass so we could get an idea as to what product would be best for the ReacTable. After a couple weeks of waiting, the samples arrived. In the box are about seven different samples of plexiglass in different opacities, colours and thicknesses.

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The three thinnest samples seemed to be quite opaque, which won’t allow the camera to see the fiducials through the surface.

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The remaining samples were all clear, and varied in thickness from 0.375 to 1 inch. The clear samples all seemed like they would work well for the project, even the thinnest one seemed rigid enough that it won’t dip in the middle when cut to a large size.

Although this sample would work well with ReacTable, I think it’s possible that a thinner piece of plexiglass, around 0.23 inches (6mm) would work just as well.

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