[PythonCE] using PythonCE to cluster a set of Axim X5 devices interact and display images/video as single device...

zeljko blace zblace at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 13:34:29 CET 2006


Hm... that sounds like it would add to slow response time.

I am looking for way to avoid use of any extra cabeling or interfaces
(WiFi or Bluetooth) to keep the situation as simple and as reliable.

On 2/14/06, javirosa at eden.rutgers.edu <javirosa at eden.rutgers.edu> wrote:
> One possibility might be to set up a local website and have the pocketPCs
> communicate . Using windows I get internet access on my pda when its
> connected through usb. On the other hand, I'm not sure if you can have
> multiple computers connected via one irda port.
>
> I don't want to pretend to know what I'm doing but it seems like an
> interesting idea. I'm not quite sure that I understand what the big
> picture is though.
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> > Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 12:34:54 +0100
> > From: zeljko blace <zblace at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [PythonCE] using PythonCE to cluster a set of Axim X5 devices
> >       to      interact and display images/video as single device...
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> > Cc: Aleksandar Erkalovic <aco at mi2.hr>
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> > Dear list members,
> > here is a post from curious newbie (so pardon my lack of Python overview)
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> > I am brainstorming on how to visualize a software project that deals
> > with per-frame video editing (obviously very short animations) and
> > make it excessible to the kids...
> >
> > I own Axim X5 (thinking of getting few more) and have a friend that is
> > expert Python programer with whome I might try to test this scenario:
> > 1) Have 4 (up to 8) Axim X5 devices running PocketPC 2003,
> > 2) single PC running whatever (Windows/Linux/MacOSX)
> > 3) connect them through IrDa connection to PC
> > 4) get them to display in full screen locally storred images
> > 5) when any of them is touched - notify PC which would send update to
> > the devices what would be the next image to display...
> >
> > So what is needed is:
> > * (reliable) way to communicate fast (tiny amount of info on images)
> > in-between individual devices and PC and back
> > * software that would display in full screen images and videos
> > (hopefully open source so it can be made to send out signals on
> > interaction with PC and pick up images without relaying much on system
> > software)
> >
> > Anyone done anything similar or has ideas on how to approach this?
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