teaching machines

SpheroDraw – Luke Mehring, Andy Hurd, Travis Boettcher

Group: Andy Hurd, Travis Boettcher, Luke Mehring   For our final we created a Sphero app the allows the user to draw a shape/design on the screen and the Sphero will move on the ground in the pattern the user drew.  We also added the functionality to save a pattern you drew on the screen.  Once the […]

Mehring — WebAPI – Weather

For the WebAPI assignment I found a website (yahoo) that gives you the weather for an area code if you simply insert the correct zip into the url. http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20item%20from%20weather.forecast%20where%20location%3D%2248907%22&format=json In the url 48907 is the zip code.   The UI is simple enough, it just dynamically updates after you enter a zip code and hit get weather! […]

NoGramming – Mehring

Ice Cream Sandwich VS Jelly Bean Everyone knows Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) was a big step in the right direction for the android mobile operating system.  Google has not begun developing and release the 4.x versions of Android. Update 4.1 is knows as Jelly Bean; while 4.2 does not have an official nickname yet.  […]

Presist :: Luke Mehring

For the Persist app I made a Spam texter.  All this app does is spams a phone number with x amount of the same message.  The first reason I made this app was to troll my roommate by sending him an amazing amount of texts as fast as I could.  Then I decided that this […]

U and I :: Luke Mehring

I made a fairly simple app that acts as a strobe light.  I know we did it as a class but I started working on this before we did that and all I needed to learn was the handler part.  I tried a lot of different methods to get the thread to sleep or something, […]

Homework 1 TODO

I read the syllabus! Strobe Light: It uses the camera flash and just turns it off and on over and over as quickly as possible. Maybe have a scale on the screen to change rate. Playing music through the app from the phone memory would be a cool feature as well. Note Widget: It simply […]