Saturday marked in some ways the end of my major ‘doing up my flat’ build. It all started over 2 years ago, without any clue what I was doing, a new tool box, drill and a readers digest D.I.Y book. Since then I’ve learnt how to wired and also the importance of double checking that the electricity is off first! How to fit a kitchen, plumb, sink pipes into walls, fit skirting boards, line walls, install fireplaces and loads more.
Spare room without carpet
Each room has it’s own story to tell and I’m glad to say that I’ve survived with all fingers in place, although there’s been some close shaves. So it’s with this final D.I.Y post for now that I sign off by saying that it’s been fun, hard work, exciting and a great experience!
Hallway before carpets and after
This first post in a while also marks having at last the internet at the flat after 2 years without, woo hoo!
To mark the launch of the new Asics store in london, an installation was created allowing you to race against other runners and the London Circle Line over 3 races, with times logged into a leaderboard. The main challenge was detecting how far the user had run on a treadmill and feed that into a Flash based app.
To solve this a cunning solution was used, a white stripe was painted onto the treadmill and a webcam was focused onto it. As the camera picked up passes of white and black the Flash app was able to work out the distance the runner had travelled!
This was a very old experiment playing with bitmap caching in Flash. Works by duplicating movieClips and caching results to a bitmap. This technique allows you to give the impression of drawing forever without slow down. After this R&D, I used the code in the Jenson Buttons Design a Helmet app and subsequently the re.drawer experiements.