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Android development tricks

This is a summay of the tricks I have learned making an application called courseApp project.  This application was developed in the Mobile Information Systems that I took at University of Oslo. Eclipse is a very good tool to use for Android development. To start with you need to download Andriod SDK. After installing both of these(and ofcourse Java Development Kit, JDK which is a pre-requirement for both of these), you need to make Eclipse and Android SDK talk together. This is done by a plugin called “ADT plugin for Eclipse” from Google. You can read more about how to install this plugin by clicking hereIn case of Android SDK installation(the exe file) doesn’t recognize JDK on your computer, you can simply download the zip file and extract it. Don’t forget appending that folder to the %PATH% environment variable. Now some more tips follows :

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Ignite Oslo, Rapid Prototyping

On Thursday I hold one of the most difficult presentations of my life. I was representing Robotica Osloensis, a student community which I am deputy chairman of, at Ignite Oslo. I talked about Rapid Prototyping which we use as our main method at Robotica in our projects. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each.

The Ignite Oslo was a very nice event. They had 5 minutes presentations about different topics which were very interesting. Presentations about art, film making, music composition with applications on iPad, 3D printing, air balloons and fashion, etc. It was pretty stressful when it came to my turn. The whole idea of 15 seconds intervals and having a lot to say about a subject that actually belongs to the nerd world made me very nervous. Thanks to my friends Magnus Lange and Ole Jacob, who helped me both about the content and preparing in advance for the presentation, I was well prepared. Also I should thank my friends who came there to support me when I was actually holding the presentation. My presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.

Super Crawler entering the design phase

As the programming phase is almost finished, we have entered the design phase. We are working on our 3D design and plan to buy tracking belts and sprocket wheels. At the same time we are discussing the sponsorship of the project with RobotShop.com & hope we receive a positive answer from them. You can read full reports on our activities & have full access to our codes and designs on Super Crawler worklog at Robotica Osloensis forum or the project weblog.

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Student Robotic Community, Robotica Osloensis

I am now a member of student robotics community at university of Oslo, called Roboitca Osloensis. I have joined the board team and currently I am in charge of all projects at the community. Our first project will be my summer project from last year( Super Crawler ), which we did not finish it …

PHP project, report #1

I have already made a login system successfully with ability to login for users and root. The login system can redirect users to user pages and root to administration page. The root user has the power to delete or update the user informations(facing some difficulties here). The goal with this part was gaining experience with PHP and Mysql database.

Next step in this project will be debugging and securing the login system and designing the right database tables for the main project(game).

Compiler for a simplified C

My friend (Jim) and I are finally finished with coding for a compiler in Java. The compiler is implemented in Java to run the code written in a language called Rusc wich is a kind of simplified C. The language contains integer, variables, functions, IF, Else, While, for, expressions, names, libraries of pre-coded functions. We finished testing and running the code. This code was written for a course at university of Oslo, IFI, called INF2100-Programming project. The code is available here.