Sparsh

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

Imported from my earlier blog, Jan 2009

A Touch sensitive desktop

“Sparsh” means “touch” in Hindi

MT mini | DIY | Cheaptest Multitouch setup

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Imported from my earlier blog. YEAR: Oct 2008

We (me, Anirudh Sharma, Rahul Motiyar and Sudhanshu Gautam) started working on FTIR based Multitouch table from sept 2008. Before it we prepared our first prototype that was MT mini with the help of NUI Group. we used it for our testing purpose.

See jeff hen’s video below:

 

Materials Required (Hardware)-
-Cardboard Box
-Transparent/clear material like Piece of Glass/acrylic
-Paper sheet
-Normal Webcam or Video Camera.
-Computer
-Optional Picture Frame

Software - http://code.google.com/p/touchlib/

MT Mini is best for testing and you can make it in 7 to 8 hundred rupees. Prototyping is very easy.

GCompris Camera Activity

April 25, 2012 § 2 Comments

GCompris:

GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.

Give a Child the Gift of Photography And You Give a Child a Key that CanOpen New Doors to Creative Expression, New Perspectives, Confidence, ArtisticAchievement, & Fun

As an activity I contributed GCompris to teach kids, the camera activity. In the first level of activity I introduced the introduction of camera parts.

Screenshot below:

Code can be found here: https://github.com/insidevivek

Being kids lover, passionate about photography and open source enthusiast, its great to contribute the GCompris organization.

NEXT: I will be working on the Camera Simulator Activity.

Sphero

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sphero:

Description: A virtual sphere around you to help you track the things you care about and carry along. Implemented using RF communications.
Linking the virtual and the physical world.

 

It is the project we did it during the MIL Medial Lab workshop.

Download:

Presentation_sphero

MIT Media Labs Design & Innovation Workshop India – 2012

April 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

March 26th to March 30th 2012, New Delhi.

I reached Delhi around 10:30 AM and took auto for Apeejay School, Seikh Sarai. From the registration counter I got my I card for the track Imaging on Steroids further it was changed to Sensor Mediated Environments.

After the Welcome session workshop started with field trip and we were instructed to watch common problem, sketch them and come with one or many solution. It was my first experience with working like this. Since in most of the technical schools, there is not such culture. Mostly we keep our-self stuck with projects without seeing its impact.

So we entered in a restaurant and watched people waiting, some communication problem, running for seats etc. and that was the thing we discussed with  each other. Everyone was coming with their own crazy ideas but somewhere there were a fun inside.

Our Instructor came and asked for presentation, both were Nan. ;)

Next three days were for prototyping and last one was for Presentation of the working prototype. Overall experience of workshop was great.

Project details and code can be found here: https://github.com/touchaddict/MIT-Media-Lab-Design-and-Innovation-workshop

Some piks below:

Goodbye, Steve..

October 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Goodbye, Steve. You lived. You really, really lived.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are doing to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
-S.Jobs, 2005 Commencement address, Stanford

Collection

September 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Due to data loss of my earlier blog(anandvivek.in) I am switching here. It may take few days.

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