Master Seminar Embedded System – Projects Winter Term 2011/12 – Home Automation, StepPiano, iBooze, CAN, iOS Accessories

During the seminar on embedded systems five student teams worked on five different projects and wrote a paper about the results. The topics were: Home Automation with Arduino StepPiano – an Installation with Arduino CAN Bus Simulation with CANoe from Vector iBooze – An iPhone controlled cocktail mixing machine Developing an iOS Accessory The paper abstracts…

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IEEE Best Poster Paper Award received at the ICCE in Las Vegas

Our trip to Las Vegas was quite successful. At the ICCE we (Daniel Thommes, Qi Wang, Christos Grecos and me) received the Best Poster Paper Award for the Paper “RemoteUI: A High-Performance Remote User Interface System for Mobile Consumer Electronic Devices”. Daniel Thommes is a PhD Student at the Media University (HdM) and the University…

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HP to Contribute webOS to Open Source

It seems like no one wanted to buy webOS, so HP decided to make it Open Source. Very good decision HP! Congratulations and thank you. It is a good platform and hopefully some manufacturers will use it for their devices. We will see… HP press release

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Nokia releases some new Web components for Anna, MeeGo and Windows Phone development

The Mobile Web Components are: – collapsible list – scrollable area – pop-up menu – sliding drawer – slideshow and miscellaneous components like buttons and sparklines. The components are developed in HTML, CSS and JavaScript and can be downloaded here: http://projects.developer.nokia.com/mobile_web_components Take a look at them and perhaps you like them more than JQuery Mobile…

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Android Apps on MeeGo

Running Android apps on MeeGo sounds interesting. But does it really work? OpenMobile tries to make it happen by developing an Application Compatibility Layer for Android Apps. Unfortunately the OEM has to preinstall this feature on the device as OpenMobile won’t sell the technology to private customers. Take a look at the video here: http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/22/openmobile-demos-acl-for-meego-promises-100-compatibility-with/

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Motorola Atrix – The future of personal computers?

At the CES 2011, Motorola shows Apple and other competitors what the future of mobile phones will look like! The Motorola Atrix is a phone that can be used as a desktop, a laptop and even a multimedia set-top box – all in one device. Equipped with the corresponding docking stations you can (almost) forget about…

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