Projects at KTU

29 11 2012

First of all: Yes, we are also doing something for our studies. Well, yes: I can hear your laughter. But seriously, here is an insight:

Besides our Master’s thesis project and “Systems Engineering 3 – Metrics and Testing”, which we attend in Hagenberg, we are taking three courses here at the Kaunas University of Technology:

Algorithms and Data Structures in Computational Geometry
We got some assignments we have to solve during the semester. They are all about solving problems in Computational Geometry and force us to do lots of research and “play around” with different algorithms.

This lecture can be seen as good addition to the course “Computer Vision”, that we attended last semester.

Cloud Computing
After working through different books and papers we discussed pros and cons of different frameworks for Cloud Computing. Then we had to decide which one to take for a project we have to present in the end of the semester.

We are using Google App Engine for a Chat Application. Right now we worked out the basic server side functionality.

Virtual Reality
For this course we also have to do a project. It’s about developing an Augmented Reality Application for Android.

We cooperate with CrazyImp, which is a startup company supported by the KTU supported “Startup Space”.

At first we had to compare different AR frameworks for the purpose of having virtual objects placed in the real world through the camera view. We decied to use “DroidAR”.

Next step was to come up with an idea for a game – and I think the one we came up with is quite cool. We will develop an Augmented Reality version of “Slender – the eight pages”. For those of you, who don’t know the game, I will include a YouTube-Video of the trailer.

So right now we have the basic User Interface, parts of the game logic and a 3D-model of Slenderman. Right now the hints a player has to find and Slenderman are just easy to find arrows, so what still has to be done is include the models, finish with the game logic and develop some fancy features :-)

As SlendAR is something, that could be even interesting, I included some screenshots.





Ant 2 iPhone

30 03 2011

During the summer term 2010 of my bachelor study my semester project was Ant 2 iPhone. It was a project with less coding and more experimentation. My project colleague was Larissa Lehner and I also want to thank Stephan Selinger for his support during the project.

The main goal of the project was to connect an ANT-chip (www.thisisant.com) to an iPhone 3G with iOS 3.1.3. That afforded some hardware tasks like brazing and soldering the correct pins, some operating system hacks on iOS 3 (Jailbreak, Multi-tasking even before iOS 4), embedded programming in C and programming in Objective C.

I learned very much during this project – in many different aspects. That’s why it is one of my favorite projects so far!





Augmented Reality Wintergarten 1.0

18 03 2011

My last projectd as bachelor-student was Augmented Reality Wintergarten. It is an application for Android devices with android version 2.1 or higher.

This application draws a conservatory over the live camera-preview. It can be drawn in any RAL-color and the size must be set before to hit the right proportions.

Used Technologies:

  • Android 2.1
  • OpenGL ES

Tested on:

  • htc Desire
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Samsung Galaxy S

The current version is 1.0 – it contains the basic functionality of drawing and moving the conservatory in all RAL-colors.

The following features will be implemented in future versions:

  • Capturing the position – so moving the device will no more move the conservatory from the correct position
  • More kinds of conservatories, roofings
  • Take a picture of the house with the conservatory
  • 3D movement of the taken picture with the conservatory