Archive for October, 2008

Diagramming Setup – Hardware

October 12, 2008

I’ve been piecing together parts and the overall building of the table in my mind for the last week or two, and I’ve been collecting some of the low-budget materials. As I mentioned earlier, I have an 18″ LCD (Sony SDM-S81) that is in (sort of) working condition. I still need to work out the details of the body and FTIR frame, so, to help me think through some of that, I quickly drew up a multi-faceted diagram by hand…not particularly neat or well-organized, but I scanned it in anyway. It includes very rough sketches of how things will be laid out in the table, and also parts+suppliers I need. Quite detailed…click on pic to zoom in.

Feedback on my plan is much appreciated and needed! 🙂 Thanks!

Attached here as JPEG and PDF…(not sure why I need multiple file formats…but here they are anyways)



Flex Builder

October 1, 2008

Ok, so I’ve been flip-flopping between c++ and AS3. I went away from AS3 originally simply because Flash Develop would not run stably on my computer, and Visual C++ Express would. Anyways, I found that Adobe Flex Builder 3 is free for students, and you just need to verify that you are a student or teacher, and you can get it for free. Very nice. It runs nicely on my computer.

Finally going to start learning AS3…now that I have a stable IDE. Don’t know why Flash Develop wouldn’t run – have heard all good things from people about it.

Hello world app coming soon! 🙂