It was demonstrated, by the lecturer, that we can grab raw data from a RSS feed and import it into Flash. From there, we can use the data to manipulate shapes and lines. So our task for the next three weeks was toread more
Happy New Year everyone! I’ve added a new section to my main website, under codework > websites, to display websites I have created. It features three websites I’ve created so far.
- Electric Snow – I put together a website to support my music band during the time I was at college.
- PSPLinux – A website that hosts links to community projects for running Linux on the Playstation® Portable hand-held.
- Steve Loton – A graphic designer who wanted a revamped website, built from his designs.
I’ve now added a couple of my computing projects to my website. Both were created using Microsoft’s Visual Basic, a programming software. You can download and try them out if you like by following the links below (You need to be on a computer that runs on Microsoft Windows… sorry Linux and Mac users, though you could use Wine). I will add download links to the source files sometime in the not so distant future, for those who would like it.
The one project was purely to create a calculator that could add, subtract, multiply and divide. But I wanted to push it further and because I had learnt how to calculate binary and hexadecimal digits in Maths, I included binary conversion as well with the option to copy and paste values into the calculator. Incorporating binary conversion wasn’t too problematic because, as I mentioned before, we had learn about it in Maths and I had gone onto creating a spreadsheet version which can also carry out the same calculation when values are entered. I still need to include hexadecimal conversion to the calculator.
The other project was to create vending machine. All it had to do was function, and be able to vend an item that a user had chosen after the right amount of money was entered. Any situations where the running of the vending machine would be outside the norm, like the user not inserting enough money for example, it was made sure they could be correctly resolved, such as displaying a message.read more