Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mapper - Update

Some major changes have been made to Mapper.

1) Changed the colours of the call and message buttons to green and blue. I didn't like the red call button anymore. I also changed all the buttons to icons instead of text, that looks much cleaner.

2) Added text messaging functionality. It's not voice activated like I originally planned, but I can now text whoever's closest to me. I'm going to put an option on the settings page to set the default message for texts.

3) I added a timer which checks for the closest annotation with a phone number and selects it with animation. Now as I drive, my friends' houses pop up as I drive past them, allowing me to call them with one click. People's addresses are also represented by a house icon.

4) The parking pin is now automatic. I track the user's speed, so I set up an enum to determine if the user is driving, potentially parked, or parked. If the user gets to the parked stage, a green pin is dropped where they parked. The car button now allows the user to lock on to this parking spot and their own location, which is useful when trying to get back to your car. Eventually I want to have the parking check run in the background, so it's always there.

Screenshot below.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Symposium Today!

Here's a pic of the symposium set up. Woke up bright and early to set things up.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Keys to Learning - Update: It Plays!

Hooked up the solenoids with the new bracket, and shaved the touch sensor board beneath it. This is the result.

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Keys To Learning - Update

With the symposium coming up this Monday, the piano needed to look its best. Below are pics of the first coat of stain. Looks pretty awesome.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

The Keys To Learning - Update

It's been a while since I've updated on the status of the piano. The outer casing is completed. The whole group has been working together over the past few days to update the software side. The last step on the mechanical side (attaching the solenoids to the frame) will be completed in the next few days. At this point, when the tablet is hooked up to the piano, a user can play a song, and it identifies exactly where they messed up if they made a mistake. Pictures below.

Hooking up the touch sensors to the Arduino so it can tell what was played
The new UI designed my Rohit Rajan and myself. And yes, that is the Song of Time from Zelda.

The bracket to hold the solenoids under the keys. These will pull down the metal pin in the keys to demo the song for users.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Moviehub - Updated TableView Cells

Designed a custom table view cell and implemented it with the movie view. Next step is to update the television screens as well. Screenshots below.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

iPhone 3G disassembly

So I decided to take apart my old iPhone 3G. Here are the results. The screen on its own looks remarkably like the iPhone 4's screen.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Keys of Learning - update

The piano shell is coming along nicely. Should be finished up tomorrow. It can disassemble completely into separate parts because certain prices are screwed together. The tablet also has a nice slide-in holster so it can be taken out whenever. Pics below.