One of the most interesting features in the new picoFlamingo ("The Cracking Egg") is the possibility to dynamically update slides. In order to illustrate this feature we had written this clock demonstration. It looks like this:
As you can imagine the digital clock in the middle of the screen will update every sec. The best thing is that this demo is almost trivial using the new
Our first try to put everything in a case. Still needs lot of work but it's a beginning. For a final version we will need to unsolder some connectors and build a small power supply to be able to use just one power source for everything
And this is how it will look like with the picoDLP on top, before adding all the pico cabling. We also build a simpler case for our old B6.
Check this video showing the new main features included in the next picoFlamingo version, "The Cracking Egg". What you see on that video is a work in progress version and there is a lot of room for improvement.
Keep reading for the details...
We announced this some time ago, and actually, the first draft was ready at some time in April, however it has been difficult to get time for reviewing it. It is far from being complete, and will need a couple of updates, but it is an start.
Let's first introduce CP.
CP stands for Cool Project... and what's that?. Well, we are having lots of ideas and not too much time so we are putting them here and, maybe, somebody else will implement them sooner than us, or maybe they have already been implemented and we are not aware of that. In the next weeks we will be telling you about these CPs and hopefully some of you will bring them to live or will warn us about something already done.
Let's go for this Magic Frame CP!
This is our next step towards a fully portable picoFlamingo: Speech Recognition. This new feature makes the remote control device optional so, only the picoFlamingo box (will come at some point) is all you
need to make a presentation at any time in any place.
For speech recognition we are using Julius. A very nice tool that seems quite stable and powerful. Check out this video demonstration.
Finally we've some time to start working with the OMAP Zoom 2 and you can check the results in this video.
We proudly present the next generation interface for picoFlamingo (and other stuff that is coming, we'll talk about it soon); a homemade data glove to interact with 3D objects in your presentations using your fingers. This is how the prototype looks like.
Busy days again, and not too much time to update the blog.
First of all we will like to say that we really enjoyed the Community Talks last Thursday, but we missed some of them, so we are looking forward to get the recordings!
Second, we would like to thank to all the people that provide us with feedback in the questions round for our talk. We really appreciate that and that is the reason we wait so long to write this entry... we were thinking about all these comments.
Here are the main topics and what we would do.
For that we prepared a ppt presentation, but, to let you know what is going on with the project, we made a version of that presentation using our PRISCILA tool (the picoFlamingo's big sister). Here it is:
We have just found this nice link (note the Google translation box in the right column)
As promised some time ago, here is the first picoFlamingo release (codename "The Pink Egg"). All the files you need to run "The Pink Egg" in your BeagleBoard can be downloaded from here:
After a short vacation we are back and in our mailbox we've got a nice mail telling us that picoFlamingo is the first Monthly Winner for the BeagleBoard Sponsored Projects Program.
After an incubation period, the "Pink Egg" has arrived. It looks like something is growing inside :).