Archive for: July 2012

Arduino & Pusher-Powered Remote Control Hexbug

Control the hexbug live at http://www.jfxart.com/hexbot. Hopefully the lights are on, the batteries aren’t dead, and nobody else has walked the robot off the desk! After success with the Arduino Air Conditioner Remote Control, and getting Pusher authentication and client events working from an Arduino, I was in search of something a bit more fun and interactive to connect to...

Prezi Presentation on 3D GIS mapping with Open Data and ArcGlobe

Charm City Networks Co-Owner Chris Whong spoke during the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance‘s Data Day last Friday, presenting a few examples of what is possible when combining civic data with 3D GIS extrusion tools, such as ESRI’s ArcGlobe and ArcScene. The Prezi presentation is embedded below, for those who wish to view it. Contact us for more information about...

City Paper Publishes Our GIS Map

 A 3D GIS map created by Chris Whong was published in today’s City Paper under the Info Art section.  The map shows the U.S. Census’ data for Median Household Income in each census tract of the Baltimore-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area. In addition to color coding, each tract is extruded above the surface of the earth relative to its median...

Sending Pusher Client Events from an Arduino

A few weeks ago, I got my first arduino and set out to make my window air conditioner web-remote-controllable. Following some examples online, I created an Ethernet Server that displayed a simple web page with a power button. Clicking a button on the page simply reloaded it with “?status=1” in the URL, and the arduino pulsed the power button....
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