Category Archive: Technology

Jun 14

QACafe BBQ photo

QACafeAlums

Computer Science Dept. Chair, Radim Bartos, poses for a photo at the QACafe BBQ this May. Seven out of eleven QA Cafe employees are UNH alumni, including the company founder Joe McEachern.

Dec 06

3×3 LED Array Prototype

Here we have our first prototype for of a 3×3 LED Array that will be used for investigation purposes of the arduino microcontroller and the possiblities of implemetation within the project 54 simulator. This device is the first generation of a new directional navigation device. Expanding on this idea my senior project team and I will create larger LED arrarys able to understand …

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Sep 28

Transcription and Some Cross Correlation

In one of my previous posts I demonstrated some software I have been working on at Project54. In the past weeks I have added a few features to this project. Originally, the project could import the associated dialogue and display it in the correct time location. This was cool but the user could not edit …

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Aug 31

Google Crisis Map

After the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) developed the Environmental Response Management Application(ERMA). ERMA provides numerous datasets as overlays on Google maps, providing useful information for response organizations. Now with tropical storm Isaac making its way through the Gulf Coast, Google created an application with the …

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Jul 17

Optimizing Graphs on The Microsoft Surface

Recently, while working on a project to visualize .wav files on the Microsoft Surface, I ran into an issue regarding the canvas controls size. While developing this software I am testing with a .wav file about 4 minutes long. Visualizing this file creates a canvas with a width of about 20,000 pixels . . . …

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Apr 03

Analyzing Time Series Data on the Microsoft Surface

In our last demo we showed the simplicity of scrolling through pre-generated time series data on the Microsoft Surface. We have now implemented real data with the same functionality. The new software, seen below, demonstrates basic data visualization and manipulation of Buoy data collected throughout the Great Bay area. The graphing is created using Microsoft …

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Feb 13

Data Over Time

To demonstrate the potential for displaying data over time, I created a sample application on top of the InfoStrat.VE(virtual Earth). This sample program allows the user to scroll through MatLab generated data over a time frame of nine years. This type of visual data display could make analyzing time series information more interesting and fun. …

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Jan 20

Airhockey Game Demo

The project we are working on is a virtual air-hockey game for the Microsoft Surface that utilizes an accelerometer mounted on an arduino to provide easy/realistic control. For more information about our project check out this post: Games for the Microsoft Surface Here is a quick view of what our game will look like: In …

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Jan 20

Accelerometer plotting in MATLAB

The current project I am working on concerns reading data from an accelerometer in order to move a player in an air hockey game being played on the Microsoft Surface. There is a delay in tracking fast movements on the surface which can be an issue when playing a game. The idea is to cut …

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Jan 20

Mapping Data On The Microsoft Surface Within InfoStrat.VE

Over the Winter Break here at Project54 I have had the chance to work on developing an application for the Microsoft Surface. This project uses the InfoStrat Virtual Earth software, which provides an excellent template of an interactive 3D world using Bing Maps. My application uses environmental data (in this demo sediment levels in water). …

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