Learning in 3D: Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Virtual Reality (VR) is at a tipping point. Facebook is pushing the boundaries with the Oculus Rift, and Google is bringing VR to the masses with a $15 headset that can be used with a mobile phone. In this presentation we’ll look at the different types of content, and explore how to leverage VR to augment students’ experiences in the classroom.
Evolution of an Analog Watch Face
Build your own analog watch face for Android Wear devices. In this presentation we’ll use Android Canvas & Paint classes to build a custom analog watch face. Sample code can be found here.
DIY Connected Home
Hardware like the Spark Core and littleBits simplify the process for creating your own connected home devices. In this presentation we’ll talk about how you can use connected hardware to monitor temperature, use server side code to track data over time and build a simple web interface to control a window AC unit from anywhere. These cloud ready devices allow you to save money on your electricity bill or prototype your own connected home product. Source code for the project can be found here.
Tracking Movement with Android Location Services
– Create a background service for tracking movements
– Use movement and location data to make your app more intelligent
– Demonstrate real life applications and ethical use