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Projects of the ‘Home/Entertainment’ Category

Tetris like games framework for Android

2011 (1.5 month), private project, 1 developer
result: Tetris works, framework is not finished
dev. OS: Windows XP; target OS: Android; languages: Java, XML; tools: Eclipse, Android API 1.6, Android SDK

Tetris like games framework.
Download it in middle state RoTris.apk. Points are not counted. Speed is fixed. Size depends only on screen size. Options are only decorated but show final idea.

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“ABCRescue” – game for Android that trains in Ukrainian letters

2011/03, private project, 1 developer
result: 2 simple versions are released and played by my daughter at the pad
dev. OS: Windows XP; target OS: Android; languages: Java; tools: Eclipse, Android API 1.6, Android SDK

It is my first Android project.
Training game: random floating random Ukrainian letters, tapping pronounces its sound, kid asked to tap the right one.

Download ABCRescue.apk and give it to your child to try. Idea is not finished.

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“Abetka” – Talking Ukrainian letters

2010, private project 1 developer
result: implemented for my daughter
OS: Windows XP; tools: MS Power Point

MS Power Point presentation with table of Ukrainian letters which produce one’s sound on click.

Download Abetka PP Presentation with player. Extract files from archive and run play.bat. Click on letters.

Downloads, Home/Entertainment, Other, Phone/Sound

“KeenLEDs” – sound & temperature controlled 4 RGB LEDs, AcryLight with gift like designs

2008-2010, private project, 1 developer
result: 15 samples are sold, PCB is designed, 3 variants are implemented
MC: ATtiny13-25-45; languages: ะก; tools: PN, AVR cross-compiler, Orcad

4 RGB LEDs generating random colors. Speed of blinking depends on ambient loudness. One implementation indicates room temperature as color.
Watch ones video Pyramid-Vid01 and HoldersWood-Vid01.
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Design, Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers, PCB Design, Sensors/Detectors, USB

Christmas Tree RGB LED cell wireless control

2008, private project, 1 developer
result: designed 1 sample
dev. OS: Windows XP; MC: ATtiny13; languages: C; tools: PN, AVR C cross-compiler

Battery powered RGB LED for Christmas-tree that lights with random color/speed is wireless controlled (on/off) by external device (wire loop around the tree). RGB LED has MC color control.

Electronics, Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers

Digital home/car clock with 100 alarms and temperature sensing

2006, private project, 1 developer
result: developed & soldered, works but FW is not finished
dev. OS: Windows XP; MC: ATmega8; languages: C; tools: PN, AVR C cross-compiler

This project has common firmware for 3 following hardware implementations:
- Car clock with both red and green screens (watch its movie CarThermoClock_2Lines-Vid01);
- Large screen home clock;
- Large bi-color screen home clock: (red&green) segments indicator to set any composite color lighting (watch its movie RGThermoClock-Vid01).
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Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers, Power Units, Sensors/Detectors

Car clock with accumulator voltage indicating and auto brightness

2005, private project, 1 developer
result: sold 1 sample
dev. OS: Windows XP; MC: ATtiny26; languages: C; tools: PN, AVR C cross-compiler

Auto brightness (16 levels) with manual level correction, 0,1V step accumulator voltage indicator, LED screen auto off on car key (with 2 seconds lighting if any clock button is pressed). Accurate clock tuning (to 2 seconds per month error).
Switching power unit.

Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers, Power Units, Sensors/Detectors

Home clock with 3 temperature sensors

2005, customer: private project, 1 developer
result: the sample works 6 years – time may be set only at midnight :) due to leak of MC memory
dev. OS: Windows XP; MC: ATtiny26; languages: C; tools: PN, AVR C cross-compiler

50x50x25mm clock that shows time and 3 temperatures at 4 digits LED screen in sliding mode (corresponding value is shifted from 1 of 4 sides each 2,5 seconds). It has auto brightness with 16 levels controlled by light sensor. RGB color panel to show outside temperature with color was designed but was not realized in the code. Power unit is external.
Watch its movie ThermoHome-Vid01.

Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers, Sensors/Detectors

Doorbell with 30 melodies

1990, aim: the gift for friend, 1 developer
result: was granted and was used during several years
hardware: soldered controller board; languages: Assembler i8080; tools: developed at i8080 based computer

MC board and FW were developed: i8080, 2kB ROM, NO RAM (only registers of CPU), 30 cyclic 1 tone melodies.

Home/Entertainment, Microcontrollers, Phone/Sound

“Tetris” for i8080

1989, private project: written at free time while being at Army of USSR, 2 developers
result: realized and used
OS/Hardware: i8080 like processor based computer; languages: assembler i8080; tools: paper & pencil

Tetris classic in text screen mode for i8080 based computer. Its design was improved and Tetris was implemented by my officer at his home computer.

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“Rockets” – teaching game for keyboard typing

1987, student: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1 developer
result: realized and used
OS/Hardware: RSX/PDP-11; languages: C; tools: TED

Game for teaching keyboard typing in text screen mode. Words were rockets lunched from 1 side of the screen. You had to type this word quickly and then this rocket was destroyed by anti-missile defense. Otherwise word-rocket destroys something. The idea was brought by my teacher.

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“Pentix” – “Tetris” like game

1987, student: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1 developer
result: realized and played over USSR
OS/Hardware: RSX/PDP-11; languages: C; tools: TED

Tetris like game in text screen mode. It has selectable brick size (3-5 points) and glass width (4-20).

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“Tetris” game remake

1987 (5 days), student: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1 developer
result: realized and played over USSR
OS/Hardware: RSX/PDP-11; languages: C; tools: TED

Tetris classic in text screen mode. Tetris is not my idea.
I’ve made it twice faster and having selectable glass width (4-20).

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Self-training Tic-Tak-Toe

1987, student: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1 developer
result: realized and played over USSR
OS/Hardware: RSX/PDP-11; languages: C; tools: TED

Tic-Tak-Toe that was accumulating playing history and improving it’s playing quality (counting symmetry of field).

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Digital clock with alarm

1983-1984, home and electronics section
result: hope it still works at my teacher’s home
tools: oscilloscope & solder iron

It was my first developed schematic. About 35 logic CMOS DIPs. Clock had 4 digits each of 27 red LEDs – ready military indicators with 4-bits logic input. It has external PS, backup battery and 5 minutes grid of alarm time.

Electronics, Home/Entertainment

Christmas-tree running lights

1979, electronics section
result: it was working during several years
tools: solder iron

It was my first soldered device using ready schematic: 3 thyristor controlled 220V lamp garlands. Garlands of 20 lamps each were soldered by my father.
Later the control device was re-factored for random blinking.

Electronics, Home/Entertainment