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When your Bot has outgrown your Arduino, it wants to talk, an urge to communicate and Network(Social). A larger brain over the smaller control system is the need. Then a Networked Drove of Bots ! is possible.
Use the Arduino for emulating the role of the Spine and an Android System for the Big Networked brain. You can hack an Economy Android Phone to make your Robot an Einstein.
Now for Simulating the Soul, which even the most Advanced Robotic Scientist is unaware of; All you need is Cloud.
How to do that
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.
Why the need
The Robot in Literature - Coppélia
concerns an inventor, Dr Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll. It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart's desire, Swanhilde.
The sad part of this Opera and The Nutcracker
is that Inventors of Bots are shown as Evil Scientists. We have to clear the stigma by making a Giant King Kong Bot.
1 - If i had to create a crude "Lux Meter" and "db Meter" using the
built-in camera and microphone on a Android Device - How would i
Calibrate it ?
2 - Is there a Component(software) for
Android to interlace with a Arduino Device as an external interface,
This will help us make a DMM/Scope or even a Entire Lab Test bench
centered around a Tablet and a Plug-in Mini Instrument Rack.
Android Virtual Instrumentation
Sound or db Meters and Lux or Light Level Meters are in the Google Play
nut need calibration. All These Instrument Needs a USB/Bluetooth
Add Bluetooth you can carry your Tablet away from the instrument probing the DUT. (Device under Test)
this Test Instruments bench rack from OK Industries ( many decades
old). If we made a mini Plugin Instrument Rack with a Tablet Docked on
top, Bluetooth and USB options. T&M will be Stupendous.
a android virtual instrument - OsciPrime is an Open Source Android
high speed data acquisition hardware platform and Android oscilloscope
Open Source Android Oscilloscope
Redfish Instruments’ iDVM is
a digital multimeter that wirelessly transmits voltage, current and
resistance measurements via an 802.11 wifi connection to any Android
device for enhanced visualization, data sharing, and data logging.
The iDVM lte
allows data taken by any Fieldpiece accessory head to be wirelessly
transmitted to your iOS or Android smart phone or tablet computer.
Let us not make tablets too slim just for fancy, Battery can be a bit bigger and tablet more sturdy. We need more 10 inch and 12 Inch versions. Tablets are the future and serious business. We have to make it the Ultimate Client Computing Instrument.
- The list of linked icon items or a webpage with hyperlinks when Scrolled by Swipe Down/Up; leads to accidental trigger for links/icons. Scrolled Tactfully then no Trigger. Example Settings/Apps. Remedy - Hatched Scroll Patch on Right.
- Turning off Wi-Fi increases Standby time, quite a lot too. The Mobile Data also could be Turned off when not in use.
- Many things like Sync, Brightness, Sleep time can be Tweaked to get better battery life. Some Apps are power hungry.
Butter Fingers and Ironman Thumb Issues
Not 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.
Too Slim is not Sensible
Nap or Sleep
Other than the Wide Awake fully functional state, there has to be a 'Nap' and the 'Sleep' State.(It is Partial Implement in most tablets)
The Sleep State
like Standby will not allow the Apps in memory to continue running and Background tasks like GPS, Pinging, Status Check or alerts must not happen. The battery consumption must be close to the 'Off' State. Using only power for that Quick Awake in place of full boot.
In the Awake State
Apps in background like Inactive Games must either close by themselves or consume no power. Many people will forget to close the apps, some apps consume power even when there is no activity in the apps.
The Nap State
is a Sleep of a Dog, means half awake, then some background apps can run. Giving alerts by beeps/Led flash if so wanted without the system turning on. This is a Low Power Consumption state which means the Tablet is working - low Resources.
One could have a option to Turn Off, Nap or Sleep. Even the Timed Auto Off can be set to Nap, Sleep or Shutdown as the user Prefers. Default being Sleep with a Alert saying all Background activities are suspended with no alerts. It is the Battery that needs to last.
Need to Dock
Tablets like 10 inch types must come with a Desktop Dock like the Notebook Computers have. Placing in Dock, should just be dropping in a slot and snapping into place. An Integrated Keyboard and USB hub is also needed. The Tablet Battery Charger Circuitry must be designed to go into float or trickle charge when the Tablet is left in the dock for days. No Overcharge fear nor a battery dead tablet due to no charging.
An ability to use the Tablet as Monitor if possible. Means HDMI in/out both, maybe some have these. The Dock can also have the Taskbar Mini LCD using USB. This gives a Clutter free Screen and Desktop Computing Usage. The Dock can have Ampli-Speakers. Do not forget Bass Boost.
We can also build Battery Packs in some of the Tablet-Keyboard Case/Dock. In case of power failure (docks) or in the situation of battery going low during travel (cases)... The Battery Pack can recharge the tablet at least twice.
I am starting with an Android Tablet Pretty late ...in 2013. That means buying an affordable Tablet and giving some feedback. I try the devices both on myself and older people. This helps me understand usability and technologies better.
I see a Splendid Future for Tablet Computers
as they consume low power, portable, wireless web, ergonomic and affordable. They leave less eWaste when the product is disposed and it does not stress the Health of the user.
This is a Good Performance for the Price. It is Value for money. I am pretty Satisfied. There is Scope of improvement both in Hardware and Software, We already have Jelly Bean in Android, and even new tablets have been made with better hardware.
I would like to go slow and give my feedback based on ergonomic and simplicity in usage for consumer computing. In short like water tap or Panasonic Rice cooker.
Now i Spoke -
- The Standby time and Shelf time after full charge should be specified. This device leaks fast on standby and Shelf time also is not good enough. It works for me. But for Average Home User or Young Student. Auto Power Management is Crucial.
- The 1 GB let me repeat 1Gb is not enough for the Apps you would like to use. We need to depend on Apps that locate the Media outside the 1 Gb. 4Gb App Space is good enough. There are apps to "Move App to SD Card" i will try later.
- The Task Bar a bit Intrusive. for such a small space, it is expected. We need more training, Fingers with Long Nails, Greasy and Sticky Fingers are never good for Touch Interface. In Vertical or Portrait Mode Task Bar icons overlap. The ScreenShot button seems to be coming in the way when using Screen Keyboard for Father (88). Gallery is full now, an automatic jpeg activity log, more than i asked for. I could not think of any solution except a slim 1 cm by 7 cm control/annunciation touch LCD panel that is embedded 1mm deep, on the shorter side perhaps.
- We need a System Restore here too.. xp has learned to heal itself over the years. My Ubuntu is still going on, so robust. I suggest a Small Green Button, Inset 3mm Deep, a "Heal" button. Press it and it starts the system in the last Healthy Session. Even before MS made system restore, I had made batch files called "nocrash" for Win 3.1, 95,98 and xp too. Maintains system dll, ini and dat file mirrors. The folders and files are built back on the next boot. Recover from crashes and even virus attacks by hiding files.
- A few days back, added some new apps, tweaking the settings and sleepy i kept the device aside, forgot to charge or power it off. After two days it was 0% Battery, so no Life. Recharged it, It Sprang back to life. 80% of the Apps stopped working... On Launch .... "Unfortunately 'the app' has stopped". Uninstalled and Installed nearly 15 Apps and the tablet is back in shape.
- Internet Independent Apps/Textbooks for Education with entire School bag and Integrated Education Calender.
- A WiMax Network in Rural Areas also by Private Companies to make Affordable Internet for Students and Schools.
- A Tablet, a Pen and a Notepad is all that a Student will carry to his School or College other than the Lunch-Box.
My friend lost his HD Smartphone to a Smarter Guy.
He was in a crowded bus. He is now demoted himself to Feature Phone
user. He was still enthusiastic, he said at least it got Bluetooth.
Smart Advice to such Losers
- Use a Hip Pouch or Waist Pouch or Belly Bag and wear a sturdy and buttoned coat above it.
- Use the Headset or Earphones option and keep Radio or Music Running. Music stops means flicked.
- When you lose the phone ask someone to Call the number and keep doing this every 10 minutes.
- Go to your service provider and tell them the loss and get your new sim and phone and grin.
- Buy a calling tablet that can never be put in a pocket, it is safe in your backpack inner pocket.
- Hire a valet and let him to be your smartphone operator. Robotic Valets must be at ebay, not sure.
- Phones can be Bluetooth Paired with Smart Wristwatch, both Scream when distance above 3+ feet.
(This post was put around May 2013 in my other pages)
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......
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