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Experiments with Touch – Building a dual screen Surface Acoustic Wave Touch table

October 17, 2011

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Brief The next Touch project on my list involves a Surface Acoustic Wave Dual Touch panel. I am choosing this technology for the following reasons/advantages: Affordable multi touch – Capacative screens become increasingly expensive as size increases. SAW stays relatively low cost. Less vulnerable – I noticed with a capacitive Touch screen from [insert here] […]

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 4 – Researching options to attach sensors and devices to your Android

November 1, 2010

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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: […]

Roomware, tablets, Android, phones and serial connections

September 25, 2010

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The Archos 7 Android tablet, about 140 to 150 euro in the store Going serial Up until now I thought serial connections were going to be – at least – challenge on the Android platform. Android does – by default – not support much USB connectivity (as one of many examples). Using some hacks you […]

Android – more thant just phones

July 18, 2010

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Investigating the possibilities of both the Android phones and the Android Tablet PC's, I have started to look into: 1. Connecting USB devices to the Droid 2. Connecting an external display to the Droid

Using an Android phone as a Roomware Server

June 8, 2010

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By: Peter Kaptein, June 8, 2010 Yesterday another thought crossed my mind, thinking about Roomware. It is a process of adding up different insights. Reducing energy use One of the biggest issues on running local installations of Roomware is energy-consumption. Say you have a house monitored by different sensors, with one of the purposes to […]