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A Tablet built with four embedded but slightly tilted cameras in the four corners and a dedicated ARM Input processor. This detects and interprets the 'finger gestures' to enhance the touch experience and also Sketch/Write with dummy stylus/brush.
The software is as complex as speech recognition. For Factory Workers, Thick Skinned or Burly Hands you could totally switch to Gesture Mode.
Even if the Tablet Sports the Gorilla Glass, a Gorilla cannot use it with a Touch Interface, no not even a Chimpanzee. So Gesture Interface in very important for Larger 10 inch tablets. Makes Text input a Breeze and Boosts Gaming and 3D Capabilities.
How would you like to Make a Painting by just a gentle Swish and Swoosh of a Paintbrush over the Tablet. Even Drum your favorite tune by beating the Air on the Top of the Tablet.
Then you could create a 3D Sculpture on a Virtual Plaster of Paris block. You just need to download the right App, chisel and chip away the Air on the Tablet. When done, print to the 3D Cloud Printer Provider, a few hours later you collect the 4 numbers of 3D Prototype Prints from the Courier Man.
Let us take this Carrom 3D Game as a Usability or Ergonomics Experiment, this game will be very effective only with a Gesture Tablet.
I got this idea after writing this feedback related to Touch Interface......Android Feedback
Butter Fingers and Ironman Thumb Issues
all Men/Women/Neumen are alike. Some have movements with less control
and others like Hands-on Miners or Blacksmiths have fingers with a layer
of Tough Corny Coat to protect it.
We need 'Touch Gloves' or
'Touch Thimble'. These will empower even Ironman and 'The Hulk' to use a
Tablet, Then only a Military Grade Space Ruggedized Version will do.
Windows and Ventilators can have a Dust Frame or Solid Curtain. This can be fixed to windows like the Venetian Blinds but have to be leak proof on on the four sides. Mainly for Tropical and Equatorial Climates or Dusty areas near Roads etc.
Theory Points of Study
Layer-1 - Blocks most reptiles and Insects. Mosquitos to Fruit Flies. Aperture of Grid 1 sq mm. Material Aluminum.
Layer-2 - Another Layer similar to above, but facing the Outside Garden/Road. Aluminum Mesh 5 sq mm holes, resist Big Rats and others. It is thick and strong. Prevent Small Animals, Birds too.
The layers are as large as windows and are separated by 5-10mm by 12 nylon spacers. These may have small pins fixed in the gap in many places for "Action of Points" .
Layer-1 is anode, Layer-2 is cathode. Very High Voltage of Very Low Current, ionize air and coagulate dust, smells, pollen and other floating colloids. The plates when touched by Humans cannot cause any harm. Current less that 100 microamps. This ionizer powered by an isolated 24V adapter, draws very low power so it can be kept on all the times
Gaurd Layers -
Finger Gaurd layers on either side made of a decorative design with apertures smaller than fingers made of Environment Resistant Plastic or Epoxy. The layers are as large as the windows and can be the aesthetic part.Solar Air Cleaner and Humidifier ACH Option
This is a Solar energy based Air Cleaner and Humidifier that covers 1/4 of the window like a Box-Slab at the Top of Window. It is optional and an addon internal module to the DustFrame.
The Solar Panel is as wide as window and fitted on top of windows at an angle outside. The length can be around 6 inches or less. The ACH fitted inside is 1/4th or less the height of window. The rest of window 3/4 is open for fresh air but the air is cleaned by ionizer frame like in explanation above.
The 1/4 ACH is a Box 6 inches deep on the inside, it is sealed but with a place to pour or guide water thru a mini water pipe, like the tubes used in Intravenous Systems used in hospitals.
The water collects at bottom of the box and drawn upward by a capillary action by an array of cotton wicks in matrix formation. The wicks grow from the floor of box to top.
Tiny row of low power fans powered by solar and rechargeable battery, draw air thru the ionizer layer and blows on the wicks array. The air exiting from this box is cool, clean and recharged with some humidity. it could also be one fan with long vertical geared turbine barrel plastic fin too, this sucks the air and blows on the wet wicks.
This system reduces dust, toxic colloids and allergy causants. It also prevents mosquito, flies, rodents and other small pests. It recharges the air with some humidity that keeps the room healthy and fresh. It consumes very low power and can be run on solar energy. The wet wicks also add a bit of cooling if the air is too warm.
Idea - Anantha Narayan - Open Hardware - cannot be patented. Can be used by all. - Sep12
Wikipedia Search Results combined with an AI Query and Data-mining
Engine integrated with a High Quality Text-to-Speech; can help people
hear Answers to Questions they ask. Optional pictures and video on a
concealed LCD Screen, Packed into a Feather Bag called "Dolly the
Know-all Dodo". A witty, impertinent, extra-smart Bird-Bot.
These are some sites that help you read out wikipedia.
App in the Android Market!MP3 files, play lists and podcast automatically generated from Wikipedia! Wiki Out Loud
: Wikipedia Entries on Audio
few nights ago I was at the office and the ol' brain was fried. I
decide to take a couple of hours "off" and record some Wikipedia entries
Idea from Polly -
Make a AI Robot in the form of a
Cartoon Parakeet. Something like polly the techno parrot below. When you
ask a question or a unique term like "Solar Energy" or "Vitamin C" it
can use its AI - Artificial Intelligence to read out a Wikipedia Page
and if not Satisfied browse the web internally and suggest alternative
pages to read out. It can have a Dockable Tablet Interface too for
Visualizing its AI and Articles.
Who made Polly Shown on the right in CrossSection - Rob and Roberta Radtek
from the Institute of Robotic Technology comes this amazing interactive
robot pet-- POLLY THE TEKNO PARROT! Polly talks with people he senses
around him just like a real parrot. Polly's electronic cuircuits can
detect motion, sound, light and even touch. He will snore off to sleep
at night and wake up in the morning. If you pet him, he will "coo" and
move his wings. "
We have to try create some Robots which are Non-Motor based, Soundless,
No Rotary action. Minimum Metal Used, Silicone and Epoxy based parts.
They will have 3G and Wi-Fi integrated and the Soul, the Intellect and
the Instincts can be upgraded In-system online. The Cloud will be God.
Just some study i made, only the understanding or conclusion here. For
the years 2012-16. Low power consumption means we all last longer,
healthy, si no, carbon footprint, Ser hombre bueno.
Units and Metrics
|Type of Device
| Screen Size
|| 1 Gonz
| < 3
|Portable Multimedia and Games
|| 1 Gonz
| < 5
|Mini Webuk or 'Tablet Amigo'
|| 2 Gonz
| < 7
|Mini Netbook or 'Tablet Andale'
|| 3 Gonz
| < 10
|Netbook or 'Tablet Arriba'
|| 3 Gonz
| < 20
|Notebook or Laptop
|| 4 Gonz
| < 30
|PC or The Desktop Comp
|| 4 Gonz
| < 70
|Home Multimedia Entertainer
|| 6 Gonz
| < 90
Screen Size is in Inches. Carbon or 'caramba' is the color code to emphasize the energy consumption.
Power is the zap or punch of 'P4 at 2 Giga Hz with 1GB Ram' - Let us say, this configuration packs One "Gonz".
Energy is the juice it takes on the average browsing, word processing or youtubing, in Watts.
What you saw and What you got
a Video was created in a Lower Resolution it is no use showing it at a
High Resolution. A Video created or acquired in High Resolution can be
shown in any lower resolution.
Showing a Video in High
Resolution in smaller devices will not help much. This is the limit of
the Human Eye itself. So do not waste bandwidth and processing power in
very small devices.
Gracias Senor or Senorita, for the patient reading.
Adiós Amigos, go for your Siesta.
As for me .....Ándale, Ándale, Arriba, Arriba.
Why Tablets Slates
and Slates based on OpenSource OS. Even OpenHardware Tablets. This is a
collage of various blurbs of mine in my other pages. An Home Appliance
for Consumer Computing.
Why Tablets ?
- People want computing to be Personal and Portable and hassle free. With less Maintenance Tasks.
- Low Power or Green is the order of the Age, Fuel and Energy is not as easy, expensive and depleting.
- Low Carbon Footprint, The global carbon footprint of making, selling and scrapping tablets is low.
- The Technologies have evolved in Flash, Battery, CPU, OS, GUI, LCD, SMT and most Electronic Parts.
- Online - Web Computing and Cloud Computing offers Safer Storage and Powerful Web Applications.
The Television of the future may just be connected to one Broadband Cable, it could be Optical Fiber termination point too. The Smart TV will be fully Web Capable, Browser, Apps and Games.
The Satellite Program download and streaming will be a job of the Broadband Access provider. He will have the programs stored at nodal points and stream to the TV that demand it.
Any tablet at home will be able to move from TV to Computer mode, by the Fling of just a Browser. All will be connected on the home WiGig network.
The Mobile Phones and SmartPhones will be things of the Past, just like the Gramophone. Netbooks, Nettops and Tablets of different sizes will be available to suit any function.
Communication by Voice, SMS or Video Chat will be possible on any Tablet or the TV or the Mini-Tablet Communicator in your pocket. The Phone Connection and Service will be on VoIP on the same WiFi, WiMax indoors or Outdoors. These will be achieved by a chain of modular mini WiMax relays. The need for Towers will be only in the Far Suburbs and Rural Areas. Then they also will be WiMax Towers.
Everything will be on the Internet Protocol - TCP/IP
A Need created an Idea of no Commercial Value
I was unable to
revive my Pentium from the Nineties, the FDD drives have gone bad, those
i am able to get from some salvage computer shops are not working. 1.2
and 1.44 both, it may be FDD controller.
I have all the various boot floppies and software from 1990 onward and have made images also on CDROM.
there was a SD Card interface for the Plugin Slots and an update for
the Award Bios to boot from the SD card, i could get this going.
The HardDisk sizes needed are not available even in the salvage.
External Pipeline cache also keeps popping out. The heatsink fan gone
bad. But the things starts up and you can tweak only the Bios.
would like the Governments of all countries to jointly issue a Duty
Free Shopping online card. This comes with a limit of 200$ PA for all
The shipment or courier packet will carry a duty
free Green-Pink badge along with a RFID embedded or a magnetic code to
show how much of DFS used and how much balance.
It can also be
integrated as an option on all online shopping carts. Then there may be
no need of a separate card. An existing bank card can be enabled.
This will help small people like me, obtain things that are very difficult to procure in our own regions at reasonable prices.
This idea i got when i was updating one of my pages -
Made in India - delabs.in
This is just what i would like to buy, another bigger model with an
ability to charge Netbooks would be good. If i am allowed to stretch my
imagination …..A Networked Model with an embedded Wi-Fi Repeater, which
will just connect with other Home Products which have embedded Wi-Fi
Repeaters. These form an endless wireless Daisy Chain
of Gadgets in the Neighborhood. When a couple of these gadgets are
connected to Internet and Mains Power, the whole chain goes online. The
Lamps can also double up as flash media servers.
I got the idea above around 2008-9 and posted it in some of my blogs. The lamp below triggered the idea. The mobile phone recharge in this lamp was the key part. Even tablets could be recharged this way.
Hence with Wi-Fi chain and Tablets you got Web at low power. Web means PDF and HTML = Knowledge Data and Power. This power must be a low energy burden.
A Mini Solar Station and 24V Green 100W Bus in the Home can Power the Wi-Fi and Lamps. Recharge the tablets and keep working and learning. This is the worst case scene when we have energy shortage.
The Long term solution for Energy is Solar, Wind and Most important Ethyl Alcohol employed in the proper way to power Mini Generators and Automobiles.Nova Series – Portable Solar LED Lantern
“The Nova Mobile provides high-quality light while doubling as a
mobile charger. It can provide up to 12 hours of bright light on a day’s
charge……. It is 8 – 10 times brighter than a kerosene lantern and 30 –
50% more efficient than fluorescent lights.”
“D.light also provides the option to charge using a small portable solar panel….”
From D.light Design
I feel a person wants to use a car for a few months, need not buy one. He can Borrow on Lease or Rent for a few months and Return it to the Car Circulating Library.
A Car Library will have many cars of all makes and colors, electric, hybrid and oil. It can be in all Major Towns. People can just walk in and Hire an Insured Car and use it for a Month and return it with a Nominal Fee to cover the rent, wear and tear.
This way they need not own any car, and many will start using it when they want. The Car Libraries can create a demand for New Cars. Many want to buy a new car, some replace their old jalopy, some want a big car for some event. The usage of cars may increase, when customer need is satisfied with limited expenditure. The consumer base for cars improve but not by ownership.
Slowly all cars are made Electric, so this does not create new pollution problems. Libraries can sell old cars at lower prices when they earn back their investment. This way, New cars will keep the library very popular.
At least keep making cars during these times. Electric Ones Too.
- An old Stumbleupon Post of mine related to the car crisis in us.
This can apply to the Housing Crisis also. People who have funds can buy the bonds of the Car-Pool or Home-Pool, they will be given a Home or Car Card. Then they can use the Car or Home in any city in the US for any period of time, no rent. They can give the card to a friend or relative if they want for some time.
Some ideas i had written online around 2002 on cars.Cars can have multiple skins like Winamp
If you use organic flexible LEDs, encapsulated in transparent poly-sulphone or some silicones. And the RGB triad matrix of LEDs are driven by a computer system to make it work like a flexible LCD screen. It can be used to form a skin for a car. Only there will be no high resolution, but it will do.
This flexible layer is fixed on the car like a permanent cap. Now with the onboard graphics synthesis embedded car computer you can choose any jpg, png or gif textured tile or make your own. Then output the tile or wallpaper to the car exterior LED matrix skin. Now the Car has become skinnable. Not just colors but fine textures are possible.
Now with a Bluetooth enabled Human Mood Monitor plugin you can make the car exterior to reflect the mood of the life-forms inside. This will make a road alive and traffic jams very colorful.Simple Automobile Safety Radar
There must be a very affordable automobile radar with just a 10-20 feet
radius around the vehicle. This should display as a graphic on the
dashboard as some of the very old 2D car games. This radar must be based
on sonar or infra red to avoid additional EMI-RFI pollution and
confusion. The display should show all objects which include people,
small animals, kerb and wall.
The sensor has to be a multiple sensor,
static belt one near wheels and one at the roof of automobile. The
display device on car should be TCP-IP so that you can monitor your
vehicle with your cellphone, PDA or any browser.