v11.29

with No Comments

I am shortly going to complete the presentation for this class and a quiz for another, but I made massive progress today. It is not perfect but it has enough functionality for a demo tomorrow (though because it’s not perfect … Read More

Before Testing

with No Comments

I forgot that I also needed to compose an actual orchestral piece to demo my program with, so that’s what I did for the entire evening. I didn’t actually compose an original piece, but rather just took Beethoven’s Ode to … Read More

v11.28

with No Comments

I solved multiple issues just by walking through this diagram … … and it’s not even complete, I suspect. Subject to examination tomorrow morning. Progress relative to what I anticipated: basically good. Details: I process text from forms and can … Read More

v11.27

with No Comments

Thanksgiving is over. I exercised my prerogative to take a break and did no work in the last week. I also chose to give my final presentation this week, so I have a firm timetable that prioritizes this project (both code … Read More

Core Program Complete!

with No Comments

Yesterday was a pretty big day as I was able to implement FluidSynth’s sequencer with fewer lines of code than I originally thought I needed. While the program is still not completely perfect, I was able to take the average … Read More

Another Feature To Add

with No Comments

Yesterday, I changed the velocity value of every offbeat to make them the same as the previous onbeat since the acceleration at each offbeat tends to be much smaller and the offbeat notes would be much quieter than desired. This … Read More

Late Minor Update

with No Comments

Yesterday, I only had time to make relatively small changes to my program, but I did write more of the readme in more detail explaining how to use the program. Even more will be explained as I finish developing my … Read More

v11.15

with No Comments

I am spending today (Tuesday) writing the paper. I have now written all section and subsection headers that I need into it and started incorporating useful bits of the proposal as a baseline. In an effort to produce a working … Read More

v11.13

with No Comments

I did a little more reading this weekend. Tomorrow (Monday) I’m occupied with meetings and classes, but I’m dedicating all day Tuesday to concluding my readings, completing the first draft, and (I hope) finishing iteration zero of the software. Because … Read More

Minor Improvements

with No Comments

I briefly removed the timestamps from my program, but I didn’t notice any change in performance any more, so I just left them in the program as before. I also made my program a little more interesting by playing random … Read More

More Experimentation

with No Comments

The past few days have been really rough on me, as I attended the Techpoint Xtern Finalist reception all day yesterday, all while being sick with a sore throat and cold from the freezing weather recently. On a positive note, … Read More

v11.10

with No Comments

I didn’t accomplish anything the first few days of the week. Today I want to read some more sources and finalize the paper topic. I may start incorporating the survey paper into the draft, so I can start building up … Read More

Update 11/7/16

with No Comments

I spent Monday running more tests with ffmpeg to get better data.  I am now forcing a specific number of prediction frames over a regular interval.

Daily work log 11/8/16

with No Comments

Today I open up the extension cord to see what I was going to be working with. I expected two solid pieces of copper instead, I found many very skinny pieces.  Will need to consult with kyle about how to go … Read More

v11.7

with No Comments

Nothing new from this weekend. Today I’m considering the IO of the URL’s for the software and, if that goes well, writing the code to create the visual interface. I’ll outline the paper and gather final reading material tomorrow. At the … Read More

Audio Implementation

with No Comments

I added the PortAudio functions necessary to enable simple playback as well as revised my beat detection algorithm to watch for both velocity and acceleration. My first impressions of the application so far is that the latency from gesture to … Read More

Current Design and Next Steps

with No Comments

Here’s the current version of the flow chart of my program design, although it will surely be revised as the program is revised. I’ve also been thinking about how exactly the tracking of velocity and acceleration is going to work. … Read More

v11.04

with No Comments

For the last couple of days I’ve been walking through a simple Chrome extension, HexTab, the source code of which is open and published on GitHub. The functionality is nothing like mine, but it has the virtues of … being … Read More

Work log 10/29/16-11/4/16

with No Comments

I have spent the last week split up between 3 different tasks: Starting to chart the twitter ER diagram, following the O’Reilly Social Media Mining book to continue to learn about harvesting through APIs, and reopening my database systems textbook … Read More

Daily work log 11/2/16

with No Comments

Went to home depot and found a very help person who was knowledgeable in electronics.  I have decided to use an extension cord as the backbone of my non-invasive device.  I will plug both the power source of the Arduino … Read More

Quick Update

with No Comments

Small update today since I have other assignments I need to finish. I implemented a simple modified queue that stores the last few recorded positions of the hand in order to quickly calculate acceleration. I also learned a bit more … Read More

v11.02

with No Comments

Presentation went well today. No project updates, except that I’ve decided that I hope to complete a working software version by the end of November so I can focus on the paper during December. (This will not interfere with completing … Read More

Update 11/2/16

with No Comments

I have placed some of my early data in various spreadsheets.  I am continuing the process of collecting data, and am ready to use my the information I have so far and observations I have made to start the first draft … Read More

Update 10/30/16

with No Comments

I have been gathering more data to find the optimal number of keyframes for various types of videos.  The videos with larger file sizes take a long time to compress.

Compiling the Program

with No Comments

After a good amount of online searching and experimentation, I finally got my Makefile to compile a working program. There is no audio output for my main program yet, but I am going to try out a different beat detection … Read More

Daily Work Log 10/31/16

with No Comments

Just wrapping the wires around the cord, doesn’t work, neither does attaching the wires to the prongs of the plug.  I am thinking about going to an electrician or home depot to find someone who knows where to measure the … Read More

Testing PortAudio

with No Comments

I don’t know what took me so long to do it, but I finally installed PortAudio so that I can actually use it in my prototype program. To make sure it works, I ran one of the example programs, “paex_sine”, … Read More

Halloween Update

with No Comments

Accomplished since 10/28 post: Completed the IRB form, pending approval by Charlie (most likely it will need revised but could be submitted by class on Wednesday) Drew a design of the minimal version of the program, more comprehensive design pending … Read More

Update 10/28/16

with No Comments

Currently still trying to compile the OpenCV facedetect.cpp file from the samples directory. I keep getting an error saying it cannot locate the libraries in the OpenCV.pc file. I am trying to get this resolved as soon as possible so … Read More

Kinect v1 Setup

with No Comments

The new (or should I say, old) Kinect finally arrived today, and plugging it into one of the USB 2.0 ports gives me the following USB devices: Bus 001 Device 008: ID 045e:02bf Microsoft Corp. Bus 001 Device 038: ID … Read More

v10.28

with No Comments

Catching up after traveling last week, I focused mostly on procedural bits for the project: opening an Overleaf project for the paper and getting the formatting/section headers right, researching Chrome extensions, and drawing some diagrams (about which more later). I … Read More

Update 10/27/16

with No Comments

I have begun work on testing how long it takes ffmpeg to compress certain files, and how effectively it compresses files at certain key frame sizes. I have also been working on compiling the program’s source code so I can … Read More

Update 10/26/16

with No Comments

After further researching open-source projects and tools that are available to me, I have decided that I will instead focus on ffmpeg.  It is similar to Xvid in the sense that it is an open-source project that provides codecs for … Read More

Building a Chrome Extension

with No Comments

Never done it before, but Google’s guide here is a good start. I was traveling late last week with some Physics research students, so my accomplishments for this project this time around are sparser than in the past. I’ll sit down … Read More

Setup Complications Part 2

with No Comments

Thanks to Charlie, I added a 2-slot PCI Express USB 3.0 Card into the PC, and now instead of these devices from the Kinect: Bus 001 Device 006: ID 045e:02c4 Microsoft Corp. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:02d9 Microsoft Corp. … Read More

Setup Complications

with No Comments

My biggest fear for this project is being able to setup the hardware and software libraries in such a way that they would be able to work together. In terms of installing the libraries, I ran into a few complications … Read More

Timeline & Design

with No Comments

This is my estimated timeline for this semester. I have also included my literature review and project proposal too. Literature review – LiteratureReview_SawYan Project Proposal – Proposal_SawYan   The following is the design flowchart for EARL: mobile app for better campus experiences. … Read More

Project Proposal

with No Comments

presentation-3 project-proposal I have completed my project proposal and powerpoint.  Below is the timeline I have constructed for my project. October 21: Be familiarized with the Xvid codec, how it works, and how to make simple modifications to it to … Read More

Project Design and Proposal

with No Comments

The current version of the proposal, which includes my revised thoughts from the survey paper as well as the design and timeline of the project: Proposal.pdf Presentation-3.pdf Deadlines: October 26: Develop a preliminary test build for the application by learning … Read More

Project Design

with 2 Comments

First, the documents. Presentation Proposal The proposal outlines some research on HCI, in addition to a proposed browser extension (Chrome) to facilitate easier interface comparison tests on the scale of academic and independent developers. I will complete an IRB form … Read More

current approach: GeoBurst method

with No Comments

The GeoBurst algorithm detects local news events by looking for spatiotemporal ‘bursts’ of activity. This cluster analysis uses methods which look at geo-tag clusters of phrases. Phrase network analysis has been able to historically link user clouds, however the use … Read More

Gitlab

with No Comments

We use a self-hosted gitlab page for the Applied Groups and other internal CS work. All seniors have an account, which they can access through gitlab.cluster.earlham.edu upon receiving an email with your password. If you haven’t worked with git, it’s … Read More

Proposal Idea

with No Comments

I would like to create a generic software pipeline based on the recent breakthroughs in compressing deep neural networks. The pipeline could be then used for software applications such as Tensorflow in order to compress neural networks so that they … Read More

Next Steps

with No Comments

I’ve been trying to figure out which libraries and frameworks are best for developing my Kinect application on Linux, and without testing any of the libraries I’ve found for compatibility so far, the search has been really difficult. This paper … Read More

Break Update

with No Comments

I spent some time over break reading The Design of Everyday Things, the first work of popular literature on user design I’ve read for this project. I’m about a third of the way through – it’s a quick and illuminating … Read More

Literature Review

with No Comments

Couple of things: The paper: craig_literature_review The presentation: craig_presentation As noted in my update of the annotated bibliography post, I had cited one paper incorrectly there. This mistake was corrected and has not been repeated in the literature review.

Road Map

with No Comments

First, the annotated bibliography, the preliminary version submitted two days ago: craig_annotated_bibliography. Second, I want to outline my general plan here. After a meeting with Charlie this week and carefully reading some of the more fundamental papers for the topic, I have greater clarity … Read More

1 5 6 7 8 9