Table lets you draw freehand circles and straight lines more accurately

Pay no attention to the magnets under the table

If you could never draw a perfect circle without the help of a compass, a new table developed by Japanese researchers may be able to help out.


In the latest video news report from DigInfo News, we see a demonstration of this table, which uses a computer to "control the XY position of a magnet under the surface of the table."

While it still doesn't look as precise as something you'd get with a compass or ruler, the implications for usage with other digital technology is kind of fascinating.

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