It has been a while since I finally sat down and wrote something. Partially because of being busy, but more about procrastination. The nearing close of the winter season has me itching for the seasonal chance, and yet whenever I get rolling on working on projects, I end up working in the basement anyways (it is difficult to setup a tower and 2 monitors out in a cafe or bar). I’m losing my train of thought, but what has been going on here anyways lately.
I want to first thank Shark&Minnow the opportunity to talk in front of the people of my fair city, Cleveland OH. And talk about open source, mutltitouch technology and be able to demo my newest table prototype. Read the rest of this entry »
It about time I mentioned an application I’ve been working on. Expanding the start of using Google Maps, this demo expands on it and combines a few examples I found into one application.
The idea behind it is to be setup in a local that is getting a lot of unfamiliar to the area traffic. This could be a place of commerce, public space or conference to name a few. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that the majority of my home move is complete, I wanted to make sure that my multi-touch build got moved in one piece and nothing became askew. My new home has a nice size basement that I’ll be able to utilize as a primary work area, and the lack of windows will let me be able to test experiments at any time of day. I like this.
So I just wanted to make a new video to share with everyone, it’s actually the first time I’ve been able to do my latest experiments on a touchscreen and not just use a simulator. I’ve included demonstrations of Touch Explosions, Add, Move and Remove MovieClip and (yet to be tutorialized) Touch Vines. The Touch Vines tutorial is coming soon.
Unfortunately, I did not add in PaintCanvas.as to SimpleDraw.as to the mix, the computer I use to run my multi-touch just doesn’t have the power to run it smoothly. Which brings me to a new challenge, is there a way to adjust the coding so that it WILL run smoothly on a slower computer system? Even with the Touch Explosions, you’ll notice that if I touch with all 10 fingers at once, there is a brief slowdown in processing power.
I hope you like the music. I tried a little bit of choreography for you to enjoy, very little.
Happy Experimenting. (^_^)//