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Month: May 2014

Smart Phone Apps – Design with Purpose

Smart Phone Apps – Design with Purpose

With the end of the quarter close in sight, building a purposeful app is key now.  I’ve been fortunate to find so many resources, both online and printed, that have made the prospects of making an app feasible. With that said, the remainder of the quarter will be dedicated to this goal.  Build an app that measures and stores sound level readings and GPS data.  This data will be used to find any correlation between noise and air pollution. I happened to…

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Presentations in 3D

Presentations in 3D

Earlier in the week on Facebook, my cousin Berry posted a picture of the house he grew up in.  I recalled our Uncle Herb had built a model of the house, so I asked if they still had it.  Berry said he had it on his mantel and so I mentioned we could make a 3D model of it from pictures.  My sister Beth chimed in and asked if it could be printed in 3D.  That got the gears going and…

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To Root or not to Root

To Root or not to Root

One item that isn’t clear to me is the business of rooting an android phone.  On my phone, it plays the default animation.  I wanted to see if I could change it and from what I could tell, I could.  I had found several different methods to create and use custom animations, but they all require root access.  This video was specific to my model of phone. What gets me is the amount of good faith I have to give to these…

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Image Presentations and some Pi

Image Presentations and some Pi

Virtual Reality Presentations with photography During my travels to Alaska the past week and a half I had the good fortune to find a photo stitching program called Photosynth.  The idea isn’t anything new.  I had used stitching programs before in the late 90’s.  What set this apart was the rendering options.  Subjects weren’t strictly panoramic, a subject covered in great detail by Pano.  Subjects could be center pieces, along a wall, or traveled through.  The rendering brings the subjects…

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