Further Steps in Computer Science

First Steps in Computer Science; the SynergyNet app (discussed previously here), has been employed as part of a trial taking place in various schools to evaluate its effectiveness in supporting teachers with the new computer science curriculum for Key Stage 1 in the UK.

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TUIO to UTouch

Using several python packages I’ve been able to bridge from TUIO to UTouch; the touch framework becoming more common amongst linux-based systems.  UTouch enables apps built using it to utilise multi-touch gestures and simple cursor control in most linux systems.

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Kinect and TUIO

We’ve recently been working on utilising the Microsoft Kinect with the SynergyNet project at TEL in Durham.  I’m currently working on several publications concerning this work which I will post updates about when they’re finished.  In the meantime I thought I would post a small application I wrote when I was getting to grips with the Kinect.

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SynergyNet’s updated support for TUIO and Windows 7

All current versions of SynergyNet, TEL‘s multi-touch framework for classrooms, have support for TUIO.  However, anyone who has tried to use the software may have noticed that its TUIO support can be flakey at times.  This has been amended in a recent update to SynergyNet 2.5 and 3.

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