We’ve managed to secure an entire weekend (so bring your sleeping bags) of access to Cardinal Place (Victoria, London). We’ll provide the food and drink (and some really cool giveaways) so you can have unadulterated hacking focus to build your Kinect based apps, games or anything else in whatever ways you dream up.
Come as a team, work individually or team up at the event, we’ll have plenty of space, power, wifi and desk space for all your hacking needs.
Event Start: Saturday 21st March 10:00am Event End: Sunday 22nd March 18:00pm
Dan Thomas (http://moov2.com/about)
Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 10:30 – Sunday, 22 March 2015 at 18:30 (GMT)
How to make a very slim watch and keep battery life long? In this Hack-a-Gecko project, they tried to catch two birds with one stone.
We thought it would be cool to utilize the extremely low power EFM32 in combination with an extremely low power display to create a wrist watch demo application. And usually, the smaller and thinner something is, the cooler it is. (Admittedly, wrist watches do not necessarily follow this trend… big watches.)
Anyway, we wanted it slim. The starting point was the memory LCD display from Sharp (link). It is truly a Nano ampere display technology. And it is also thin, only 0.75 mm. A watch also needs a battery, cool new technologies exist such as the Thinergy battery, but the voltage of 4.1 V is a bit awkward. We decided to use a standard 3.0V CR1616 cell as it can power the EFM32 and display directly. Thickness of battery + display is 2.35 mm, is it possible to design the electronics as well within this thickness limit…? Challenge accepted!“
„The iPhone or iPod Touch has an accelerometer that detects how the device is oriented. As the devices moves off axis (from straight up and down) the screen rotates. I want to use that feedback to control the position of a motor or servo or cause specific events to happen depending on the device’s position.“
„Tonight, I overheard a couple of people who live with me in the flat talk about a person who has left 2 HP LaserJet4’s in the hallway, for more than a week. Putting them in front of his door didn’t help, and the next action they had in mind was to tape a huge angry sign on them so he perhaps would notice it. While that’s one way to do it, I decided it wouldn’t be fun and perhaps the offending person would remember it better when we did something more playful.
A nice thing about the HP laserjets is that they have a little display, and you can use PJL, a sort of controlling language, to change what’s displayed on it, using a bit of code that runs on a PC. Problem was: I didn’t have a PC connected to the laserjet, so I had to divine a standalone solution.“