Nothing To Do, Lots To Do, Frustration!
After the frantic push to make Mark I as functional as possible, I have been left with lots of little jobs to do: I’ve had to programme all of the culture’s gestures, test them, refine them, implement audio feedback for the users, house my FEZ Panda II and try and source a Windows Phone for the Degree Show. I’ve managed all but the last two on that list.
I’ve found that nobody’s really that keen on lending me a Windows Phone for use at the Degree Show. Unless I can get a Windows Phone for the Degree Show, I’m going to have to use my own and not have use of my phone for a week, or I’m going to have to buy another… Money is very tight right now and so buying one is out of the question.
I haven’t even given much thought to housing the FEZ Panda II. I can’t quite rationalise why not, therefore, I’ll blame it on apathy. I think in my mind, I know how I want it to be housed, but I haven’t quite gotten round to making it. In essence, it’ll just be housed within a small plastic box with a micro USB port, and a 3.5mm jack socket for the infrared LED to plug into. This will then attach to the back of the TV using either magnets or suction cups. I’ll get it done soon!
Results of apathy
Also, in my apathy, I decided I’d try and get the word out about my project now so that it would have some type of public/web presence aside from this blog. The project managed to make it onto wpcentral and WMPoweruser! A relative success! At the time of writing, the short video I made has had over 1,700 views. I’m quite satisfied with this, but I hope to make it onto the likes of Engadget and The Verge. I just need to get a decent concept video made, and this should be good enough to be featured on those blogs. I think I have an idea for the video lined up, which is quite nice.
Other successes include being given my own 32″ TV to use for the duration of the project up to the Degree Show. This means no more disconnecting or dismounting of the Kinect and the FEZ Panda II!
Anyway, if you’d like to lend me a Windows Phone for a little while, then, please, get in touch!