Sunday, 1 April 2012

Dazzle your friends with Processing!

A couple of years ago I came across Processing in a Ken Olsen's blog where he was using an Arduino to control a model railway layout which implemented a shunting puzzle. He used Processing to create a simulation of it.

Later when we built a 3D visual inspection system I decided to use Processing to visualise the data we were getting back from the system. It was never very pretty (i didn't spend enough time on it) but it served its purpose...

3D Visualisation of semiconductor leadframe

But the main thing was that Processing was pretty easy to use. The next time I used it was when I was mentoring some students who built a data logger for a 3D accelerometer - I helped them playback the position and orientation of the sensor.

Each time, the code required was really minimal compared to traditional programming languages.

To sum up processing - you can start getting results in two or three lines of code - and you don't need to be a programmer to write them.

Come along and start dazzling your friends!

30th March
HackerSpace SG
70A Bussorah St @ 7.00 p.m.

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