Author Archive: Charlie Lindahl

Charlie has been working at the Texas A&M Health Science Center in IT (Information Technology) for about 12 years. He founded and managed the HSC Web Group for a few years and now works for Campus Operations supporting Facilities, Utilities, Safety, Security, and Parking. He's a tech junkie and loves to learn new things; when he stops his enthuasiasm about learning "he'll be dead and buried in the ground".

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WebGL: amazing graphics in the browser

September 24, 2014 0 Comments
WebGL: amazing graphics in the browser

Some of you may be aware of OpenGL, the low-level (device) software that uses the graphics card CPUs (GPUs) to do very fast graphics for video games. Well, there is also WebGL which does the same thing IN THE BROWSER with no extra plugins. Here’s a great collection of WebGL-based examples. These USED to only […]

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What We Made: A Collection of Tech Tools

August 21, 2014 0 Comments

Peter Kittle started up a crowdsourcing activity early on in the Making Learning Connected MOOC — asking people to add tools and technology resources they were using as they were “making” projects this summer. I took that list and grouped things as best as I could, and share it here with you.  [ Note from […]

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Decline of the Mobile Web?

August 21, 2014 1 Comment

On the uWebD mailing list (University Web Developers’ List) there is an interesting post about the Decline of the Mobile Web. One bemoans the decline of the mobile web based on the idea that end users consume and use content on mobile APPS, not mobile WEB PAGES. The second article “The Decline of the Mobile […]

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30 Best HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers

August 12, 2014 0 Comments

30 Best HTML5 Tools for Designers & Developers : quite excellent list of HTML5 tools (2014 edition). From the abstract: “Today, we’ve handpicked 30 useful & best HTML5 tools for designers and developers. These HTML5 tools not only save your time but also improve your productivity as well.”

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tracking.js: A modern approach for Computer Vision on the web

August 7, 2014 0 Comments

Continuing to push the boundaries of what can be done “in a browser”: The tracking.js library brings different computer vision algorithms and techniques into the browser environment. By using modern HTML5 specifications, we enable you to do real-time color tracking, face detection and much more — all that with a lightweight core (~7 KB) and […]

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Spherical displays: Science on a Sphere & the OmniGlobe

August 7, 2014 0 Comments
Spherical displays: Science on a Sphere & the OmniGlobe

TAMHSC & TAMU will be hosting an Omniglobe in the September/October timeframe to show off content related to the environment (water, weather, etc.). It is a continuation of the OmnGlobe presentation at Earth Day Texas 2014.

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Creating Smart Wearables with Printoo and Bitalino

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Creating Smart Wearables with Printoo and Bitalino

  Enabling a lot of interesting wearables will be building blocks like this: PrinToo and Bitalino, sensors embedded into flexible materials that could be incoporated into devices or clothing. Printoo and Bitalino team up to let you create the ultimate smart wearable device: Printoo’s flexible modules provide the ideal form factor to quickly create first […]

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SurgiCam ProVideo Systems

July 9, 2014 1 Comment
SurgiCam ProVideo Systems

A wearable lightweight camera specifically for medical/dental applications (not really meant to be commercial/consumer devices): SurgiCam. From their website: The first patented loupe-mounted, digital video system/capture on video your work area as you see it/plug-and-play design means there is no need to install complicated drivers/patented technology is lightweight enough for loupes or frames

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iRing: motion controller for iPhone, iPad music apps

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
iRing: motion controller for iPhone, iPad music apps

Another wearable device: iRing, a very inexpensive (and clever) plastic ring that can be used as a motion/gesture controller. Verbiage from their website: Now you can control your music apps and effects without touching your device with the iRing™ motion controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iRing uses hand gestures to control […]

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Other wearable products: knee Lock for Polio Patients

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Other wearable products: knee Lock for Polio Patients

Whether Google Glass succeeds or not, wearable computing is shaping up VERY quickly in a lot of directions. Here’s a very practical application using a 3D printed knee brace with some intelligence (a gyroscope and a small inexpensive processor (Arduino)). Details on the page for Project Nelo. Quote from a WIRED article about the project/device: […]

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