June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
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)-
-Transparent/clear material like Piece of Glass/acrylic
-Normal Webcam or Video Camera.
-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.
April 25, 2012 § 2 Comments
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.
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.
April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment
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.
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 asked for the presentation. Both of them were Nan. ;)
Next three days, we all were doing rapid prototyping and the last day we presented the working prototype. It was kind of unique and great experience for me.
Project details and code can be found here: https://github.com/touchaddict/MIT-Media-Lab-Design-and-Innovation-workshop
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