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Research: Building Schrödingers box

December 4, 2011


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 – Building a dual screen Surface Acoustic Wave Touch table

October 17, 2011


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] […]

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 […]

Research: RFID, XBee, Arduino and Electric Strike Locks

July 3, 2011


Can you use XBee and an RFID card reader to create simple, wireless RFID Tag based door openers? And how elaborate will that be? This post explores those questions as the beginning of a research project.

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 […]

Research: Cross platform coding / working / database modelling environments

January 1, 2011


In order to build something more meaningful on multiple platforms I am considering several changes in my – from origin – Microsoft based approach. Coding environments Conditions: Cross platform – Should run on all platforms I care about (Windows, Android, Linux, Apple) First line of options: Java – Yes. Is quite OK, although by default […]

Research: The Scrablet – Building my own Tablet PC

November 25, 2010


This research article describes the different aspects of a "Do It Yourself Tablet Computer" and guides you through the research process I did to get to the point of a workable solution.