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#1 Nuno Brito

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:46 AM

Hi guys,

 

There's something that I've been waiting some years to try out. You've probably already noted the new Android devices to plug into the HDMI port televisions.

 

Finally went ahead and got myself one. This is the model: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301238431334

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If you note, this one comes with a built-in webcam and 2x normal sized USB ports. The device will be used for basic skype, youtube, music and perhaps some movies.

 

What I'm now wondering is how the device can be controlled remotely.

 

One option that I like is using another android phone on the same WIFI network. There is software around the web for this kind of purpose: https://play.google....cnet.an2an.demo

 

 

However, how far are we from the minority report controllers? :lol:

 

This thing has a webcam on the front. Anyone knows any support for basic controlling of Android using gestures (a bit like kinect)?

 

There is a leapmotion, which would be a possibility but current support is just for desktop operating systems and would require a connection cable to the android (no bluetooth available on leapmotion).

 

Any other crazy ideas on how to turn this thing into a gesture controlled device using tech available today? :)

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:58 AM

Well, knowing your tastes, I bet you would like a java program, wouldn't you?

http://code.google.com/p/gestnizer/

http://code.google.com/p/blobscanner/

 

Or using Chrome and javascript?:

https://github.com/willy-vvu/reveal.js

 

Or wait until Google releases a new version of flutter?

https://flutterapp.com/

 

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#3 Nuno Brito

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

Well, knowing your tastes, I bet you would like a java program, wouldn't you?

 

Good find! :cheers:

 

Or wait until Google releases a new version of flutter?

Kind of have my doubts that we'll see a new release on that project. :(

 

Still, thanks for the links. Got me thinking on a gesture-controlled WinBuilder.. :lol:



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:36 PM

Got me thinking on a gesture-controlled WinBuilder..  :lol:

Be aware of the gesture oriented votes that Dedoimedo uses to grade softwares, however ;):
http://www.dedoimedo...oying-apps.html
 
There is a concrete risk that gesture activated Winbuilder may outclass Windows 8 :w00t: :ph34r: :whistling:
 
In the immortal words of GEORGIANA SIMION[1], VASILE GUI[2] and, MARIUS OTESTEANU :
http://www.wseas.us/...MECHICSE-33.pdf
 

It is obviously that the near future belongs
to hand gesture recognition. Probably sooner that
one may think the surrounding devices will be hand
gesture interfaced.

 
All your movements are belong to us[3].
 
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
[1]This paper was supported by the project
"Develop and support multidisciplinary postdoctoral
programs in primordial technical areas of national
strategy of the research - development - innovation"
4D1POSTDOC, contract nr. POSDRU
/89/1.5/S/52603, project co-funded from European
Social Fund through Sectorial Operational Program
Human Resources 200712013.
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This work was supported by the national
grant ID 931, contr. 651/19.01.2009.
[3]  This further nonsensical conclusion was provided for free (please read as gratuitously) by Wonko the Sane, using his own private funding for the research involved.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:37 AM

How about TeamViewer on both devices.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 11:17 AM

How about TeamViewer on both devices.

Gesture activated TeamViewer? :w00t: :dubbio:

 

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 09:53 PM

Try - see if it works
Suppose to work using WiFi.


SureMote - Universal Remote
https://play.google....ctivities&hl=en

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

Ok, received this nice TV computer today.

 

It is just like in the picture. The main problem right now is that the remote mouse and keyboards (non-bluetooth) are not working. Then I've tried the different Android-2-Android controllers. The ones that don't require root access don't see to work for some odd reason. :(

 

Ended up using a normal USB mouse with cable. At least that old tech is rock solid..

 

Skype works ok, camera has normal quality. Quality on youtube for clips is quite nice. Feels just like a normal computer screen, albeit with the different screen.






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