Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Electronic organ and Metronome

This is a Beat Box Gadget, Music Companion, Set Sequence of Sounds, Set Tempo and Play a Rhythm.  You will need to get flash player if the music does not play. When Metronome page has loaded, then you will hear a small beat, that means the gadget is loaded. Or Else reload, refresh or visit gadget page again.

Electronic organ and Metronome

A metronome is any device that produces a regulated audible and/or visual pulse, usually used to establish a steady beat, or tempo, measured in beats-per-minute (BPM) for the performance of musical compositions. It is an invaluable practice tool for musicians that goes back hundreds of years.

Idea For Coders is the UI, the Switches, the Scale Sliders, The Flashing LEDs, the compact coding method. The Inline Help, The debug annunciation window (div slot on top) is used for incremental coding, also the Status Indicator while operating this gadget. This slot also shows inline mini-help.

This widget may be a decade old now but has helped many design the UI for gadgets that you see in touchscreen gadgets. These widget creations of mine on this blog have changed the way people think about usability of devices with limited user-interface area.

Like i said before it is easier to operate a Tap than to key in some value and click a menu command before the menu slips away from from your mouse pointer. It was sheer torture, now it is bliss.

Think Euro-Controls' means like a Water Tap or Opening a Box or Sliding the window, think Human.

Electronic organ and Metronome

audio-visual-metronome project page

Audio Visual Metronome xml code Use the iframe part to create a widget in your page or blog

Monday, July 07, 2014

Grundig AG - Consumer Electronics

Grundig AG is a German manufacturer of consumer electronics for home entertainment. Max Grundig established the company in Nuremberg in 1945, shortly after World War II.

Grundig AG - Consumer Electronics

The history of the company began in 1930 with the establishment of a store named Fuerth, Grundig & Wurzer (RVF), which sold radios. After World War II Max Grundig recognized the need in Germany for radios and in 1947 produced a kit, while a factory and administration centre were under construction at F├╝rth.

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 - 1962

Grundig Tonbandkoffer TK 42 - 1962

Grundig History

"1952: On the 25th of December, the first television channel starts up in Germany. This means that television receivers also have to be produced. After intensive research, Grundig launches the FS 080 onto the market.

 In the same year the first portable tape recorder Reporter 500 L is created. Technical data: speed 19 cm/sec, frequency conversion 50 Hz to 10 kHz, built-in amplifier and speaker."

Grundig AG - Wikipedia 

The Satellit 750’s line-in socket allows you to connect an MP3 player for even more listening options, while the line-out socket allows you to transfer broadcasts to another device. The LCD display also offers a clock and two alarm timers.

Grundig Satellit 750—Setting the Shortwave Standard

Grundig Satellit 750—Setting the Shortwave Standard

Eton Corporation  - Speakers and sound systems. Specializes in making AM/FM Shortwave, Emergency Hand-Crank, Solar-powered and Satellite radios under the Eton, Grundig and American Red Cross names.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

RGB Color Mixer Gadget

This is a HTML RGB color mixer, I was inspired by CPick and RGB Mixer. It helps you get the shade of color you want for a Webpage in HTML Hex Code or for a Program GUI that you are designing in RGB weights.

RGB Color Mixer Gadget

Color Mixer xml code

Use the iframe part for pages and blogs. The xml file is for the google sites widget.

For Children it is fun to play with and understand what Black, Grey, Brown, White are made of and How Cyan-Magenta-Yellow and other Fine Shades can be synthesized by just playing with the three Sliders.

color-mixer - Project Page