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Research: Building Schrödingers box

December 4, 2011

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The problem We travel. We have a cat. The cat is old. The cat can not come with us in most of all cases. We currently have no-one to take care of the cat when we are gone. As the cat is old, she can die while we are gone. We want to know if […]

Experiments with Touch – Bigscreen Android with 23 inch Resistive Touch Panel

October 5, 2011

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Inspired by the allegedly Windows Android x86 demo with a 23 inch multi-touch screen by Martin Drashkov (see second video below), I decided to give my own version a spin. [Edit: Oct 16, 2011] One of the readers of Hack a Day pointed out that a 23 inch Touch panel could not be found. I guess […]

The search for hardware below 100 euro – Android stuff keeps dropping in price

August 26, 2011

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The search for hardware below the 100 euro price tag When you build stuff that needs some kind of computing power beyond the 20 euro PLC/Arduino scope, Android devices might be your first weapon of choice. When I started to focus my attention on Android in 2010, the cheapest hardware you could find where the […]

The tinkerers price levels list – June 2011: low budget hardware to build smart stuff

June 23, 2011

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What is this list about? Tipping point for the “Internet of Things” – I believe one of the main factors for a break through of DIY Smart Spaces and DIY “Internet of Things” is price: the cost of building and buying your own stuff. Same price, more options – As time progresses, more possibilities are […]

New Roomware server coming up

May 5, 2011

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Yesterday I have been cooking up the new infrastructure for the new “Roomware Socket Server”. Where the old setup was “cloud based” meaning it could be anywhere on any IP address on the web, I found that had a lot of issues regarding ease of setup. What was wrong with the old approach? When I […]

Hacking away with Android pt 8 – Android, Ardruino and low cost dual core ARM Cortex A9 boards

March 21, 2011

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If you wanted to do hardware hacking with Android and Arduino, the process was expensive, limited and/or painful Until the beginning of 2011 the only ways to connect an Android phone to Arduino was by: Rooting your phone, installing a CyagenMod and connect the Arduino to the serial port of the phone. However, this only […]

Slowly moving things together – the long tail of Beyond the Keyboard

March 14, 2011

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This blog started as a alternative to my usual work: programming stuff in Flash. The first post covered “Building a pressure sensitive Touch Surface” and successive posts investigated QR codes, Android phones, Android hardware and hacking hardware with the Android OS. Previous to that I looked at using AR toolkit in Flash (FLARtoolkit) to build […]

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