Best Screen Reading and Font, BackgroundColor, Margins

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

What font and background color is best for reading from a computer screen?  I was told Verdana in a computer class. 

For background color I like the yellowish color called Sepia RGB(251,240,217) that Kindle for PC uses.  I used software to get the RGB values…  Here is a forum topic discussing it: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123317

 

 

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DIY Movie/Media Projector – $5-70

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Option 1  $5 for a 50 inch

From the KingofRandom:

Easy Laptop/Ipad MOD

 

Option 2:

You can also use crt monitors/tvs, watch tv on a big screen.  Then you wouldn’t have to pay for expensive bulbs. (WIP)

Lumen 15 inch projector plans.  Now Free PDF, direct download and torrent:

Forum link:  http://lumenlab.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8972

Homepage for Luman Labs; http://lumenlab.com

Ideas from the web:

http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-projector-cornflake-box/step1/what-you-will-need/

Another: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-small-Diy-LED-Projector/

DIY Projector screen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHFis3j6O0w

Smartphone Proj: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-projector-for-your-iPodiPhone-for-a/

 

Research on 2006/12 DIY 150inch projector TV: http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/DIY-projection-tv.html

cheaper $160 Med. res. hdmi in: Advanced Fugetek HD Port ready LCD Projector, 1080

4k technology cheapening the market

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Audio Tools, mostly wave file editing

March 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Praat – I think it can change pitch of wave files.  Speech analysis, synthesis.  you can also use audacity to edit wave files for free;  Doesn’t appear to be realtime.  http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/

Youtube Tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNhmBsOXcM

Levelator – normalizes the sound in a wave file.  Making all audio same volume.

Audacity – free wave editor.  Can output beeps at specified times for a file.

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4k-8k video on the cheap (wip)

February 1, 2014 Leave a comment

I’ve used virtual dub to combine videos, you could probably use multiple cameras each covering parts of the same object, to get high definition video for less money

windows use mouse as keyboard and visa versa

February 1, 2014 Leave a comment

Start+run type osk for on-screen-keyboard.

Or C:/windows/system32/osk.exe for windows7

for mousekeys help http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1252/using-your-keyboard-as-a-mouse-by-using-mousekeys/

RC Flight Simulators for Computers

December 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Didn’t know I could find ok free ones.  I knew about about regular flight sims such as the one called like Y’s flight, Rig of Rods had some and Flightgear.  Here are 1 other ones, might list more when I find them:

–  HeliSimRC by Mark – http://www.marksfiles.net/HeliSim/download.htm

also noted to work under WINE on Linux.

–  Heli-X 0.9 free private use only, no distribute

–  Flying Model Simulator, Also another older one free

Glider 3D  http://sourceforge.net/projects/glider3d/

and for Android on Google Play, their is RC Helicopter Simulation that looks good, haven’t played it.

Found about 4 more here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1622981  there is even ClearView SE

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FrozenBubble 1.0 enhanced Fullscreen Workaround for Windows

November 22, 2013 Leave a comment

This tip will allow Frozenbubble 1.0 Enhanced for windows to have a bigger

Screen when playing.

 

Make sure
that desktop scaling is enabled for your video card.

For the program icon,
right click, go to properties and turn on 640×480 in campatability tab.

I also set $fullscreen = 1; in the file .fbrc but this may not be needed.  (It was 0).

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