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

October 5, 2011


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 […]

Short state update: Android, real world interfaces and electricity from insects

April 11, 2011


If you read Engadged, you might have seen this already. A quick post. Energy from organic material (insects) Using bacteria and some other nifty stuff, organic material is converted into something else that can be used to generate electricity. Enough to power a clock that captures and transports its own food. I guess it falls […]

Hacking away with Android pt 7 – Februari 2011 overview on what you can- and can not do with Android (devices)

February 11, 2011


Although Android tablets are offered for Netbook and Notebook prices and perceived to be the “replacement” for Netbooks (like apparently Acer is assuming), Android tablets are far from “there”. As it its really hard to find anything about where we are right now with Android and where each tablet could be placed related to the […]

“There really isn’t much of a “tablet” market”

January 1, 2011


On December 31 Marco Arment gave his opinion on the tablet market as he sees it. The bottom line as I read it: There is not much of a tablet market. The devices have no clear use case and except for Apple – who delivered a good and solid product with the iPad – what […]

Hacking away with Android pt 6 – Froyo and Flash 10.1 on Archos

December 31, 2010


At this point in time (end of december 2010) the Archos Froyo firmware release does NOT yet come with Flash 10.1. There is a simple workarounds for that. So lets review: Steps Install Froyo / Android 2.2 on your Archos (if not done yet) – by connecting your Archos device to your computer via USB […]

Hacking away with Android pt 4 – Researching options to attach sensors and devices to your Android

November 1, 2010


I have been doing some research on attaching sensors to the Android devices in the past days. I have not tested or build solutions yet with this information. That will be one of the next steps. Purposes of this series This series of articles is written with the following uses of Android Devices in mind: […]

“Minority Report” interface using Flash and FLAR toolkit

February 27, 2010


Picture 251 The "Virtual reality glove" As part of the RoomWare workshop end of August 2009 I will be introducing a "Minority report" interface using Flash and FLAR toolkit. It is part of a 2 type interfacing strategy in Flash, including: 1. Gestural interfacing using your hands ad fingers in front of a screen 2. Table interfacing using a transparant table-top, objects and a fixed camera

Using brainwaves as input for Flash

February 19, 2010


MindSet Brain Computer Interface ActionScript 3.0 API

Conceptual sketches for a paper-prototyping environment using a pen-tablet and handwriting

February 16, 2010


The most natural way to paper prototype is on paper. The directness of eye-hand-pen to conceptual sketch is still much greater than working with a mouse in environments like Visio. These conceptual sketches show the step by step process of building a database driven application - using a pen-tablet and software that helps you translating the drawings into semantic ojects - in three phases: 1. Defining the objects and relationships between the objects 2. Defining the entity relationship model / database model 3. Defining the front end application

Concept sketches – “The iPad killer” – The possible next phase for pen tablets – part three

February 15, 2010


This blog post is the third in a series of three. It shows the conceptual sketches towards a different concept of pen/touch tablets, crossing the border between tablets and netbooks and merging them into one device. The conceptual sketches in this post are made with the Dane-Elec zPen during my one hour and forty minutes flight from Schiphol Airpoirt (the Netherlands) to Pisa. It contains the musings I made thinking about the next stages of pen-tablets.