As part of assignment #2 of Web Technology, students have to give an update on their progress regarding the design activities for the site, including a first design-sketch. Constrains The main purpose of the site is a showcase portfolio The site has to contain a Blog (section) The site should provide some basic information about … Continue reading Design a portfolio site…?
Updated Jun 2016. These are some examples of partial results of the Digital explanation which where presented as a result of the Project ‘Virtual Product Development’ from Industrial Design Engineering: DASH AUGMAX Interface for a Luggage storage service system The ‘bibliotheek’ To Go Peek-a-band Note: unfortunately, most of the sites for this project have already been … Continue reading Project ‘Virtual Product Development’ – sites presented as part of Digital explanation
If you have an RFID reader module attached to your computer (via a USB serial connection) you can read RFID data from a Java application. For instance, you can use the unique id (Card UID) to identify something or someone. You can learn how to build you own RFID reader here. To use serial communication in … Continue reading Add RFID identification to a Java application
The RC522 RFID module is a cheap module which comes with a card and a dongle. You can buy it at our local electronics shop the STORES for € 4,85 (search for ‘rfid’ in the pricelist). Only thing you have to do before you can use it is solder the header. If you are unfamiliar with … Continue reading Build an RFID reader with Arduino and the RC522 RFID module
In this previous article we learned how to build an App with App Inventor and connect it to a Lego Mindstorms NXT. Now we will extend that App to control a Catapult robot. If you have not done so already, first build the Catapult. Now that you are able to connect your phone to the … Continue reading Remote control a catapult with an App build with App Inventor
First steps To be able to use App Inventor, you will have to register with a Google Account. So go to the site ai2.appinventor.mit.edu and register/login. Install the MIT AI2 Companion app on your phone. To be able to identify your NXT (if there are many Bluetooth devices), you might want to change its name: Start the Lego … Continue reading Control a Lego Mindstorms robot with your phone with App Inventor
To use leJOS you need 32 bits versions of the JDK and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Also, sometimes after updates of Java or multiple removals/additions the environment can ‘go bad’. Follow the steps below to test the environment and fix it when necessary. Test Java Windows must be able to find Java programs. Therefore the … Continue reading Checking your Java environment (for use with leJOS)
You can learn here how to switch firmware for the Lego Mindstorms NXT. If your NXT has leJOS (Java) firmware and you want to switch to Lego, read the first section. For the other way around: to switch from leJOS to Lego, read the second section ‘Install leJos firmware’. This article ends with a section … Continue reading Installing Lego firmware
The calendar signup site ‘datumprikker’ (= dutch for pick-a-date) can be used to create sign-up lists for groups also. Start by entering a title for your list and press Create event: Next, enter a description, add your name and e-mail address (if you intend to use this site more often, it might be a good … Continue reading Group sign-up lists with ‘datumprikker’
Want to use an Arduino to prototype some electronics? But programming is not really ‘your thing’? Consider Modkit, a Visual Arduino Programming tool! This example is a program which makes a led blink, made with Modkit Micro, the free Modkit tool.