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Hello from Gold river.

Iron

A Very enjoyable lecture

no I havent used that chip

I'm ready to join the android revolution

hi fred this one should be great

 

How do I download the audio.  Can't stream from work.

 

Iron

Sorry I missed the chat session yesterday, hope to be here live this afternoon.  Great class on getting the Andriod going!

Gold

Good info, and great presenter.

Great presentation fred, I lost audio earlier today, see you tomorrow.

Iron

@ronaldgomeseria

Thanks go to you!

"See" you tomorrow!

Blogger

thanks sir fred for your wonderful presentations...see you tomorrow again.

@acohenjr

Thanks!

Blogger

Fred

I did not make the live chat . That was a very good Intro.

ACOHENJR

Iron

@harrish

Try it.. It should work..

The latest is 7 with an update of 25.


You can have multiple Java versions on the same computer.

Just download the one specified by the B4A install instructions and point B4A to the new one.

Reference Slide 5 of today's presentation.

Blogger

Is jdk1.6.0_25 OK  instead of Javajdk1.7.0_21.?

Iron

acohenjr

signing in

Iron

thanks Fred, good lecture, going through it again

Iron

@EVERYONE

Anybody left?

Again, thanks to all of you for participating today.

Tomorrow's lecture will build on what we talked about today.

Instead of an Android Bridge IC, we will send hex characters and ASCII over a Bluetooth link..

Blogger

Thanks Fred. Great presentation it is!

Iron

Thanks for the reply Fred, I will do my homework :)

@antedeluvian

yes.. It works sorta like VB.  Button collections are discussed in the B4A forum.

Blogger

@farhad21

True global variables should be defined in Process_Globals.

Activity globals are defined in Globals.


Process Globals live for the life of the Process..

Activity globals live for the life of the activity.

There's a good tutorial on the B4A site that explains this in detail.

Blogger

I am just got a chance back your lessson.

Iron

@rich.likeke

The B4A site is full of demos and tutorials.  Everything you need to know about B4A is exaplained somewhere on the site.  I s.uggest going to the Documentation page and doing some of the tutorials.  There is also a Beginner's Guide that takes you through writing B4A applications step by step.

 
Blogger

@Fred,

Thanks! I am enjoying this so far.

Iron

@tom_m

Got in a hurry and did not mention that there are only 6 GPIO lines.  The 7th line is dedicated to a USB Error pin and is always logically low.. So, ignore bit 7 on the LED display.  LED ON = 0.. LED OFF = 1

Blogger

@TomBee

Make sure you have everything in the correct directory and that all of the files are where B4A wants them to be.

Blogger

I don't understand slide 22 in that it is 0x55 or 0xAA, I see a 0xD5 or a 0xAB?

Iron

@pjcobian1

Nope.  The inclusion of the FT311D was just a way to show how to control an android accessory using B4A.

All you need is an Android phone or tablet running 3.0 or higher and B4A.

Blogger

do you need the development kit to program?

Iron

@RMRSS

A user on the B4A Forum said it works in VirtualBox.  I didn't see a native Linux version being offered on the B4A site.

Blogger

I am having a problem where the 'Run AVD Manager' blinks and is gone.

Suggestion?

Iron

The title, "Hello World" was appropriate in this context. It is not a class on BASIC or VisualBasic so it is not going teach what "SUB" is. That is a BASIC command. Fred said at the beginning that he assumed, or in other words, it is a pre-requesite, that the attendees know or have been exposed to VisualBasic. The term, "Hello World" means to get something out. And he did that with the LEDs.

Iron

Fred,

Thank you so much for this class. 
Thought it was great! ( Have done a bit of coding in various languages, and understand the "Hello World" reference... )  and in another context, very appropriate to your world wide audience.

Thank you again.

 

Iron

Janet D:

Who said you need to know visual basic !!!fred mentioned it looks like the visual .

you don't need to know visual basic code .all you need a conception of basic that may take only few hours to read about.

Good Luck

Iron

@TomBee and JanetD

Yep.. I'm a dinosaur.. Sorry for the confusion.. At least the rest of the week's titles are direct and to the point.

Blogger

Fred can this be installed on the regular program and coexist with it?  Also Are there any problems with updates and WILL THIS RUN UNDER Linux?

Iron

I support JanetD's assertion that the title was inappropriate for the starting point of this series.

I will do more research into the B4A programs. However, I was just starting to try out Corona which in some ways looks easier. I also haven't written in Basic since the early eighties ;-)  Go figure - there are still dinosaurs roaming the engineering multiverse.

Cheers

Iron

Janet D:

Don't worry if you couldn't make a head and tail of it ,Don't worry this was only an introduction to get familiar with the environment and you will learn more once compelet the whole sessions ,now at least you know what the software is ,if you spend few hours on help topic you will get all your answer .

Iron

@JanetD

I understand.  However, I would need a week of 30 minute lectures to cover the basics of Visual Basic and BASIC.  The Hello World was meant to be a metaphor that says "Let's get started".  Do you not feel that blinking an LED is analogous to printing a sentence?

Basically, what I was attempting to convey was the idea of creating a button and writing event code behind the button to send 0xAA or 0x55 to the FT311D and having the LEDs represent the binary.  We could as easily coded the button event to print "Hello World".. Does that help?

Blogger

Okay, I'll go looking elsewhere for an actual beginner's class.  As I said, I hope you all enjoy the rest of the series!  And next time, please think about your titles a little more. ;-)

Iron

farhad21, that's the problem.  This was *not* a first step, it was a few miles beyond that!  He didn't "mention that" in the title of the class.  All I'm asking is that you not call a class a "Hello world!" class unless you are actually teaching that basic a level!

Iron

If an Engineer cam to me and asked how to use BASIC and told me they would not install and use a demo...

An, yes I have had to do that..

Sorry -- I will leave now.

R&D directors can be mean you-know-whats

.

Iron

Janet D:

The title "hello wrold" just means the first step or first lesson here . Fred also mentioned that it is byond of the Hello world .

Iron

Fred, I'm sorry, but the lecture was gobbledygook to me.  I was hoping for an actual "Hello world" level class, and you are covering material far beyond that.  I won't learn anything unless you actually *explain* every single step involved.  Are you going to explain what "Sub" is and how to use it? 

Iron

@JanetD

The "Hello World" was tongue in cheek.  Hello World programs are usually one line of code and are intended to demonstrate how to print some characters to a medium.  Our Hello World was writing hex characters to some LEDs.

Blogger

Fred:

The tile was very misleading. However -- to me this answered questions I needed answered. Much better than Hello world.

Iron

@JanetD

Last post was answerting my own question. I pulled up the docs.

Good luck

Iron

@JanetD

I'm sorry you feel that you've not gotten what you wanted out of today's presentation.  My suggestion is to come back tomorrow and the next day and the next day.  The subject matter we convered today will be expouned upon as we progress through the week.  I am certain that you will gain the basic knowledge you seek by Friday afternoon :

Blogger

Fred, is there a pre class reference you could give us?  ie go to xxx for a good foundation before you listen to this session again.

 

If no one knows of any good sites for a neophyte to learn on, that's fine, I can go hunting, I was just hoping for recommendations.  Guess I'll head out.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of the series!

Iron

Fred, my only concern is that you give a less misleading title to the lecture.  This was far beyond learning how to print "Hello world!"

Iron

@EVERYONE

It looks like everyone's concerns have been met. 

If you need a specific answer from me and haven't gotten it, please repost your question and I'll make sure to get an answer for you.

Blogger

@JanetD Ah... yes there have been one or two advances since the good old TRS-80! :-) 

@JanetD Yes, it's a huge amount to take on board - I think what I've taken from it is the ease with which one can interface an Android device with external hardware, and then program that device - but I've got a reasonable amount of experience with B4A.

That's why I know what "Hello World" is supposed to mean, because I was there! ;-)

Iron

I knew BASIC back when I was programming it on a TRS-80 Model III.  I have some catching up to do. ;-)

Iron

Well, hopefully TPTB here will pay attention to what we are saying, and give a less misleading title to this lecture if it's ever repeated....

Iron

@JanetD My apologies. Just trying to help :-) What languages are you familiar with?

@JanetD I totally agree. It is somewhat misleading if one is hoping to find out how to program in B4A - unfortunate.

 

There is a video that shows the development of a "Hello World" program in B4a here...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4wh0IksOfg

Heliflyer_uk, to me, what followed your "you've got this level of simplicity" is equivalent to "You've got gibberish."  It's only simple to you because you already know it!

Iron

Heliflyer_uk, perhaps the problem is the misleading title of the lecture.  This is definitely not a "Hello World" level of class, and it should not have been given that name.

Iron

@bartholomew Have a look at the libraries page for B4A - that may give you a good idea of what's available.

http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/wiki/index.php/Libraries

 

DaveWR, please just stop.  I've told you that what you are telling me isn't helping.  If that's all you have to offer, fine, you've said it.  Let's see if someone else has any suggestions on this subject.

Iron

I just checked -- on the Bridge Board:

GPIO /
UART /
PWM /
I2C Master /
SPI SLAVE /
SPI MASTER

Those are the interfaces available on that bridge. No analog to digital -- but I2C and SPI -- so you can add an ADC chip via one of those interfaces.

 

Iron

@JanetD -- I think we need to download the trial version and take a look at the docs.  They may answer some of our basic questions.

Iron

Originally, "Hello world!" was code for learning the actual very beginnings of using a language.  "10 PRINT "HELLO WORLD!   20 GOTO 10"  That sort of thing.

Iron

@JanetD You've got this level of simplicity...

 

Sub S1
 Dim A As Int
 A = 12
 S2(A)
 Log(A) 'Prints 12
End Sub

Sub S2(B As Int)
 B = 45
End Sub

 

@JanetD

Download the free demo and hit the books

http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/documentation.html

 

Iron

@Heliflyer_uk - any comments on richness of library support for H/W interfacing on Android, B4A vs. Java?  I'm not intimidated by learning a new coding language but OTOH if the languages I already know have libraries that get the job done it's not necessarily a good investment to dive into another language.

That's why I was asking if anyone has suggestions of where (else) to go to learn what I'd need.

Iron

B4A standard version, single user is $34.

Iron

@JanetD It's worth the effort. I think it's impossible for Fred to actually get you going on programming with B4A with a class like this - I think he's just trying to show that once you're up to speed with B4A, you can do some pretty smart things with it.

He has gone in at a very high level here, and it is much easier than it appears with this lecture

 

Basic language has the capability to communicate with other languages by making an applet  in Jva language for example.

  Many developer has already interface the Basic language with the java base platform technology and lately for Android ,there are plenty of Free basic language to program on Android devices and even for I-phone all have a help and a huge library but some of them also provide more services like B4android and a paid version .

 

Iron

@JanetD.

If you find something more basic -- let me know! I don't think it exists. Download the demo BASIC and dig in!

Iron

@JanetD

Same here

Iron

@bartholomwe If you already know Java, then you're probably best just to get into the Eclipse IDE and the Google SDK.

Heliflyer_uk, not for me! This class was above my head.  I need something more basic, I guess.

Iron

@Heliflyer.

Have you used the B4A board? Can you access TWI/I2C and or ADC lines?

Iron

@EVERYONE

The error in the Slide 18 code is the ==.

The == is used in C. For example: 

C -> if(DoTasks == FALSE)

B4A -> if(DoTasks = FALSE)

Blogger

Reason I ask is, if you already know Java (I do), learning Visual Basic (which I've never used) doesn't sound like a good use of time unless there's a real compelling case in terms of e.g. library support.

The class is at 3:00 Central time?

 

Iron

@JanetD Me too :-) B4A clears the clouds of confusion! :-)

I've been in the situation when I've reported bugs on the Forum, or asked for help with something, and I've got replies within SECONDS - often from Erel, the guy who started the whole project off - it's his baby.

@JanetD

If you look for my screen name on this page, I know that I posted links to all the stuff. Follow them they will get you going. Others posted some good links as well.

Iron

Sorry I had to miss the lecture, but was the case made for why you'd want to use Visual Basic-like language for doing H/W interfacing on Android over just using Android Java, and finding and/or building native Android Java libraries to do the interfacing?

@JanetD;

For me that is situation normal. I don't see the problem! ;-)

I spend most of my life on new technology...

Iron

@Peter1 There's nothing really close to B4A for ease of use. It's been around for a few years, has a VERY dedicated and helpful set of users on the Forum, and is capable of some very powerful programming on Android Devices.

I know I sound like a bit of a FanBoy, but I went through the pain of trying to learn Java, program in Eclipse, blah blah blah - then I found B4A and it was a breath of fresh air. It is just like Visual Basic running under Visual Studio

Thanks for the links everyone. I got caught up in something and missed the lecture.

 

Iron

DaveWR, I don't even know where the deep end is, or where the diving boards are.  That's why I was asking!

Iron

@JanetD

Dive in the deep end. They have documentation. It's not exactly big bucks...

Iron

@JanetD I'd recommend B4A - unless you're a JAVA programmer in which case the google SDK and Eclipse will get you going

Will the chat session be available for later review with the recoding?

Hmmm....any recommendations for learning to program Android for people who *don't* already know VisualBasic?  I haven't programmed since plain old BASIC, and too much of this was unfamiliar.  Where can I get caught up?

Iron

Any tools with the same functionality but free versions ?

Iron

This is a good place to start if you're looking at B4A...

http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/documentation.html

 

 

From what I recall, I think the demo version does not allow you to use additional libraries, which you may need for this... its been a long time since I used the demo version...

Link here:

http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html

 

 

Iron

Derek:

See here:

It's for STudio  -- but may be same issue. Just Ctrl-F look for Java Home.

 

Put in YOUR java home!

Iron

what are the limitations of B4A vs traditional tools, if any

Iron

@harrish - The lecture is already available in archive version! Just refresh your browser and click on the play button in the audio player above.

Fred, thank you for today's lecture

Iron

Is the B4A demo version sufficient for this training ?

Iron

I detest BASIC -- but -- I hate Java more. So this may be a good alternative sinece with Embarcadero Firemonkey -- tomorrow never comes. :-(

Iron

re:  JAVA_HOME Enviro vatiable.  What should the "Variable Value" contain which goes underneath the "Variable Name"???

Iron

I was interrupted by a phone call.

Where do I find the recording of this presentation?

Iron

B4A uses different names, but the concepts are the same.

 

Buttons are just like buttons in Visual Basic. They are event driven. There is a great deal of similarity between VB for windows and B4A. You add a button to your "Form" and then you add code for whatever events you want to monitor for. All controls work in similar way.

 

@akbar tahayeri - The lecture is already available in archive. Just refresh your browser and click on the play button in the audio player above.

Digi-Key has 138 of the FT311 boards in stock. It will be interesting to see how many are left at the end of the week. :-)

Iron

Interesting that basic is now available for android programming.  It would be great if you could code directly on the android device.

Iron

Line 54 should be true

Iron

Jennifer, where in the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center do I find this archived class?

Thanks!

Iron

Question. Standard BASIC uses just a single "=" for logic comparisons. Some newer languages use "==" for logic and "=" or ".=" for assignments. I noticed on the line of code that you said causes a problem that "==" was used. Is that normal for this IDE?

Iron

Activity runs in foreground. Service runs in background and provides you with system messages, or other messages on the top line of your android phone

I have a question on defining global variable ,does it always need the word process while the local variable need not !!!!

Iron

Good presentation slides!

Iron

Very Cool Fred, Thanks!

 

Iron

Hi Fred

Thanks for the presentation.

I have done some work with Android/Eclipse and I more that a little frustrated by the experience. Couple of questions

1. Do the buttons etc in B4A invoke the widgets of Android (along with alll their bugs)?

2. Is it possible to group items like buttons and

a) treat them as a collection

b) place a line around them to identify their commonality?

I missed the beginning  up to slide 8 how can I get the whole talk?

 

Thanks Fred, Jennifer, and Digi-Key!!!

 

Iron

Slide5: From where we need to install B4A?

Thanks Fred, Jennifer, and DigiKey

Gold

What is the solution to line 54 problem?

 

I think I'll have to try this and ask questions tomorrow.

Iron

do you have to buy the Basic4Android for this class?

 

Whats the diff between a service and an activity?

Iron

Would also like to download the audio.

 

Iron

Thanks Fred. You certainly whet my appetite for B4A

Iron

looking forward for the next lecture...

Iron

Thanks Fred - great even for a newbie to visual basic

Thanks Fred,  Great intro to entry into these technologies!

Iron

So where has the "Hello world" been displayed in the presented application?

Iron

Jennifer, I'd argue that B4A opens up Android programming in a similar way that VB opened up Windows app programming. I struggled away with Java and Eclipse for ages not really getting anywhere, and then with B4A I was away within days.

SUperb.

 

Great review! Looking forward to more. Where can you get the FTDI FT311D board - radio Shack? Cost?

Iron

@mh - no, you do not need to buy a board.

Iron

Thanks, see you tomorrow

 

Iron

Please join our Digi-Key Continuing Education Center LinkedIn Group at http://linkd.in/yoNGeY

Can Basic4Android be used to create services as well as activities?

 

Can you set this up via adobe connect?  I have had good success connecting to other webinars using that tool.

Iron

geeked about the rest of the week.  Thank you for your effort and excellent and entertaining.presentation.

Iron

Where can I download the AUDIO?

 

Iron

I would rather have Pascal for Android. Embaracadero has been promising it for three years. They tell me I can see it tomorrow -- so it's still true.

Iron

thanks all for the running commentary & advice - appreciate the community efforts!

 

Iron

so, in orderto program to our galaxy, we need to buy one of those boards?

Iron

Thank you, Fred. Good information.

Iron

Thanks very much.

Iron

Are files for example program in the powerpoint available for download?

Iron

thanks a lot!!

 

Iron

Fred, another grest presentation, Thank you

 

Iron

Thanks Fred, Excellent as always!

Iron

Fred,

Thank you, i see you tomorrow

Iron

Thanks Fred for presentation.

Iron

Thank you Fred - This was clear, well presented, informative and fun...All I could have asked for!

Carl - Michigan

Iron

Visual Basic opened the door to Windows application programming.  Is B4A going to do the same for Android programming?

So - any suggestions on how to get the audio?  The work firewall blocks the audio stream so I thought I'd try via my Android phone.  But the flash player plug-in does not work correctly on Opera, Dolphin, Boat, or the built-in browser.  Ideas?

 

Iron

what is the use of FT311D in industry?

FTDI Android page

http://www.ftdichip.com/Android.htm

Lots of docs

Iron

What is the FT311 chip for?

Iron

BASIC for Android

http://www.basic4ppc.com/android/purchase.html

hth

 

Iron

Board at digikey with link to pdf

http://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/UMFT311EV/768-1142-ND/3598098

 

 

Iron

In case you missed Fred's question, here it is: What's wrong with the manager permission code in this slide?

RajuK -- The board is about $35 at digikey -- abotu $70 for both the software is $69 - $100 -- not a major investment,

Iron

Where can I find/buy this dev brd?

 

Iron

@RajuK - No, you do not need to buy the pcb. 

Iron

NO, only if you want to develop for the FT311 chip

Do I need to buy the pcb in the slides to use Basic4Android?

Iron

@Heliflyer:

Ask me how I know. Wanna se the scars?

Iron

@Ronald:

Install the Google/Eclise Android software -- re-evaluate and report back. ;-)

Iron

how i can get this program?

It really just depends on which progrmming language you prefer to use.

Iron

Similar to programming in VS for Basic. It gets closer and closer to that environment with each release.

RE:  Java.  never mind the last statement.  Found it!

Iron

i think, it's another difficult task to learn...

B4A far far easier than Google IDE

B4A is IDE similar to Visual Studio for Basic

 

RajuK

BASIC vs Java?

The Eclipse/Google enviroment is complex and unforgiving. This looks much simpler.

Iron

Free Android SDK is required as backbone for B4A

 

@RajuK - Basic4Android is an IDE, not an SDK

Iron

Hi Ross_Valusoft, how id Basic4Android different fomr the free Android SDK from Google?

Iron

Sorry:

 

Derek -- just right click on COmputer

Start->Computer, Rioght Click on Computert -- see properties

Iron

Derek -- just right click on COmputer

Start->Computer, Rioght Click on Start -- see properties

Iron

For those new to B4A, there are some very very helpful downloadable manuals at their website which help setting up and installing, and give some great tutorials for new folk. The folk on the forums there are some of the most helpful guys I've ever met on forums, and B4A really is worth making the effort to get to know - it's difficult for Fred to cover all of this here... 

I'm on Win 7.  In start I don't see that specific path from start menu

 

Iron

If you missed anything, have no fear. The class will be archived in the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center!

RE:  Can't find Java.  OK, I'm on it.  Thx

Iron

Can't find Java

 

Known issue: On some Windows systems, the launcher script does not find where Java is installed. If you encounter this problem, you need to set an environment variable indicating the correct location.

Select Start menu > Computer > System Properties > Advanced System Properties. Then open Advanced tab > Environment Variables and add a new system variable JAVA_HOME that points to your JDK folder, for example C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_21.

 

Iron

you'd do better doing a GoToMeeting!

Iron

audio problems here too

Iron

Would have been nice to have a preload test that would let one know of any issues before the actual webinar.  Some of these issues require changes to web policies and require time to fix.  Not something that I could do from my desk.

Iron

yes downloaded slides.  trying to follow.

Iron

Please advance to slide 9.

Also, Java 7 said it installed properly yet the Android SDK says it can't find it.  I've rebooted.  Same issue

 

Iron

have not played with ft311d yet...

Iron

@Fred Eady

>>AHHH.. Scottsdale.. Love that place..

>>What's the temp??

At this time the temperature is 93

 

Iron

Derek, I believe it is audio only. The slide-ack has to be separately downloaded.

Iron

Hi Derek,

It's a powerpoint presentation. Did you download the slide deck?

How B4A is different from the standard development platform ??

Iron

On special for US$69 for 2 days

NO, audio only with a PPT presenatation

 

Please move on to slide 7!

Is this a video conf as well as audio?

Iron

How much does Basic4Android cost?

Iron

The website that you are attempting to access is currently categorized as "Radio/Audio Streams" in the Blue Coat WebFilter website categorization database.

Iron

Had audio trouble with IE on company network, switched to Chrome and audio's fine now.

Iron

NO, the install takes a while.

 

arduino IDE has same issue with spaces in folder/file names

Iron

are we supposed to be doing the install right now?

Iron

No experience with FT311D

Iron

Tried firefox, tried IE. No luck. Same problem with both. Only a couple of words and then it dies. It's able to say blogtalk radio fine, but nothing useful from the lecture.

Iron

No experience with FT311D

Iron

Hi everyone, We're on slide 5

 

No haven't developed with FT311D

Iron

Audio is working. Maybe its blocked at ur company. Slide#4 now.

 

Iron

No experience with FT311D

 

Can I download Audio later?

 

Iron

No experience with FT311D

 

Iron

Didnt use before

 

Iron

no experience with FT311, only the serial port devices

Iron

Audio is loud and clear!

Iron

tell us when you go to the next slide.

which slide are you?

Iron

@DaaveWR Did you turn the volume up on the audio bar?

Gold

I have not used the FTD Flowers.

Iron

Experimented with FT311 a bit...

Iron

Where can I purchase the FT311D

audio is blocked by my company.

Iron

Have not used the board

Iron

Have not used FT311D

Iron

Didn't know it was available.

Iron

Haven't used FTE-11D.

Iron

In case you missed Fred's question, here it is: Has anyone done any Android development with the FT311D?

 

Glad to be here... from Silicon Valley.

Iron

nope.  not yet.

Iron

this audio is useless. just a second and then it shuts off for several minutes. Same problem as before.

 

Iron

If you don't see the audio bar at the top even after refreshing your browser, try using FF or Chrome. Some people experience issues when using IE. Also, please make sure your flash player is updated with the current version.

Audio works fine once the web page stops loading all the extra background crap and resetting the audio stream.

Iron

Greetings from Sunny & Warm Boston!

Iron

has the session started

 

Iron

Barely audible here -- first time I have expereienced this.

Iron

Finally got the audio.

 

Iron

@BenL The audio bar should appear below the class title. Click play.  If you don't see the audio bar, refresh your browser.  It's underway now.

Gold

Earl Brown, BAE Micro Resources, Neptune, NJ

Hello Fred from Fred in Utah

Iron

I can hear the audio. Refersh browser and hit play.

Iron

Hello from Hillsboro, OR

Iron

Good evening from Iasi, Romania

Iron

I still heard nothing yet. I guess I have problem

 

Iron
Hi All...joining you all from San Diego,CA.
Iron

How to connect to audio?

 

Iron

get ready check the Audio

Iron

If you do not see the audio bar above, please refresh your browser.

had to refresh browser for audio

Iron

Hi all - Audio is live!

Good morning from Ben

Iron

Hello from Texas City, Texas

Iron

Hello from Detroit and the IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section!

Good afternoon from Wichita, KS.

Iron

hello from White Plains, NY

Iron

Hello from British Columbia, Canada!

Iron

Good morning from CA

Iron

lets get rolling shall we

Iron

greetings from Delray Beach Fl

Iron

I see they posted the first sessions for semester 4 starting in July.  Good topics to start it.

Iron

hi all again it's going to be started

Iron

good luck to all in submerged southern alberta.

Iron

Hello from Columbus, Ohio

 

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Hi all from Chicago, IL

Iron

Hi from Birmingham, AL

Iron

Hello from submerged Calgary. At least my ISP moved their servers out of the basement after the last flood!! So here I am....

Iron

Actually, that would be 2 p.m. EDT...

Iron

hello all from Edmonton, Alberta

Iron

Columbus, Ohio here.

 

Iron

Hello from CA. Is this a Webinar?

 

Iron

Hello from Montana

Gold

The streaming audio player will appear on this Web page when the class starts at 2 p.m. EST. Note, however, that some companies block live audio streams. If you don't hear the audio when the class starts, try refreshing your browser.

From Columbus, Indiana

Iron

Good afternoon everyone. Class is set to begin in 20 minutes. If you haven't done so, please go ahead and click 'Today's Slide Deck' under Special Educational Materials (above right) to download the PowerPoint for today's session.

@EVERYONE

ABCD PUPPIES LMRNO PUPPIES OSAR CMPN.

Everyone.. Please note this post. It is very important for the class.

T minus 24 minutes and counting.. Cape is GO... Houston is GO.. Weather is GO

Blogger

@JimT from Logan. I'm from Millville.

Iron

Howdy, from Boise, ID
Buenas dias de Boise, ID
Guten tag aus Boise, ID
printf ("Hello world, from %s\n", getGpsLocation());

Iron

good evening from new delhi

 

Is there anyone here received their Certificates? If so, let me know...thanks.

Morning all from Melbourne Australia where it is winter and 3:25 AM... yes I must be crazy!

Good morning from the greater LA area

Iron

Howdy to everyone from DC.  Looking forward to this series of instruction.

Iron

Good evening from Denmark, Europe

Iron

Greetings from Raleigh, NC

Iron

just downloaded already the slides and thanks once again...

Good afternoon from NY

Iron

good evening to everyone! it's nice to see once again for this informative presentation...specially thanks to our presenter, sir fred...

Good Morning!  from SAN JOSE

Iron

Looking forward to it.  Already been playing with B4A and like it.

From sunny Florida.

Iron

Hi from Valladolid (Pucela), España (Spain)

Iron

Hello from Huntsville, AL

Iron

New here...How does one join the "lecture"?

Iron

Let's try this again without making it a hyperlink. Didn't post the first time.

Here's a link to Basic4Android:

http://www.basic4ppc.com

Iron

Good morning from cloudy & wet SoCal.

@DaveWR - thanks for the P/N & link.

Iron
I learned everything there was to know about BASIC on the TRS-80 Model III, but haven't eally been up to date since on the programming side....
Iron
Neophyte here in Greater Chicagoland!
Iron

All the data sheets and links needed seem to be here:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Android.htm

Iron

Hello from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hi everyone, good morning.

Iron

Hello from Logan, UT

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Digikey stock number the board in the slides

768-1142-ND

 

Iron

Good afternoon y bueno tardes from upstate NY. 3 H's Hazzy Hot and Humid

Iron

Hello from hot muggy and sucky SE Lake Simcoe Ontario and Canada.

Iron

Greetings from Vermont

Iron

Good afternoon from Brick, NJ

Iron

Hey Fred,  I'm looking forward to this class.

Iron

Hi all.  It's a very nice 79 degF in Minneapolis this morning.

Iron

Hello from the Windy City

Iron

Hi from Vancouver, WA USA

Iron

Good Morning from Portland, Oregon USA :)

Iron

good morning, everyone

Iron

hello from Chihuahua, Mexico

Iron

Good morning from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iron

Hi from Panama City, FL.

Iron

almost 22 hours of sunrise, a bit less than yesterday

Iron

Summer sizzle time - hot humid muggy. TGIAC indoors.

Iron

Good morning from Clearwater, Florida.  Looking forward to adding new abilities to my "bag of tricks" Fred.  And thanks for making the slides available ahead of time so I can learn better and ask useful questions.

Good morning from Tennessee

Iron

@TonyD - mharkins

Good to "see" you :-)

Blogger

Morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Good morning from sunny Edmonton, AB

Iron

Both, more of the north roots.

@justheretolearn

Wow.. Still go the NY accent or do you drawl like the rest of us :-)

"Sent" to FL in 77..

Blogger

@MayanBlood

AHHH.. Scottsdale.. Love that place..

What's the temp??

Blogger

Good morning from Scottsdale, AZ

Iron

Hi Fred,

Glad to see you are giving this lecturer, you are the best. Transplant from New York to Mobile, AL 1973.

@justheretolearn

From Fayetteville, TN next to Huntsville, AL.. Transplanted to FL

Blogger

Good morning from Mobile, AL

@CarlyleA

Thanks!  Glad you're coming to "see" me Monday..

Blogger

@RichardBradleySmith

Ain't that the truth :-)

Blogger

Ross_ValuSoft - Welcome to the CEC! This is an audio presentation where you'll follow along with Fred's PPT. He'll refer to the page # he's on as he's presenting. The streaming audio player will appear at the top of this page when the show starts at 2pm eastern. When you see it, just hit the play button. You will need to downlod the PPT by clicking on the 'Today's Slide Deck' link above (under the "Special Educational Materials" heading).

Hi Fred,

This will be my first time on CEC, so please forgive the basic questions.

Is this an audio-only presentation?

Should I have downloaded B4A beforehand?

Any other downloads needed beforehand?

Thanks,

Ross

I'm looking forward to this class as I really your previous class.

Iron

This should be interesting. I got questioned as to why I thought Android was a monster in a job interview. Mainly it is power problems and interactions between the different parts of Android. I have seen it done well by people that know Android (at Yahoo). I can not wait to see how B4A handles/addresses these issues. I am currently working in Augmented Reality, I can't wait to see how B4A handles that as well. These phone can do so much but the battery is always dead!

@passad

Hi, Passad

There is no written script for the class.

However, you may want to  get the data sheets for the hardware we will discuss.

I'm sure you won't have any trouble following along.

Blogger

@farhad21

Hi, Farhad

Be sure to sit in the front row for Day 1.

"See" you Monday!

Blogger

Hi Mr.Fred! Is it there any written material covering this class, I mean some material to read in order to follow the class?

Regards, 

Passad

Iron

Hi Dear lecturer,

I am developing apps for Android but much interested in communicationg the program with FTDI...

See you soon teacher

farhad

Iron

@sherlock

Glad to be of assistance :-)

"See" you Monday!

Blogger

@rick.curl

Hi, Rick

You know me.. I hate complicated stuff :-)

The upcoming class will contain a bunch of hardware running B4A and PIC C code..

I hope you enjoy it.

I'll "see" you there..

Blogger

I'm really excited about this class.

Gold

@bartholemew

I think you will find B4A feels like Visual Basic. I was able to come up to speed very quickly with B4A.

I have not checked out the Android Studio, but you can bet that I will :-)  Thanks and look forward to "seeing" you next week..

Blogger

@rruther2

I don't know when the slides will be up. However, I would bet they will be posted very soon.

Blogger

@sherlock

Hopefully, this series of lectures will trigger some 100 watt light bulbs will go off in your creative mind.

I'm also looking forward to "speaking" to you again..

Blogger

@rruther2

Rod,

Rest assured that your suggestion has been noted.

And, it's great to be back!!

Blogger

Hi Fred-

I'm really looking forward to the presentation. This looks like it will be an in-depth followup to your article in another publicaiton called "Walking the USB Bridge into Androidville". The bluetooth and TCP/IP parts are especially interesting- I just hope I can grasp it all!

Iron

Fred, have you looked at the early access preview of Android Studio yet?  

(http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html - it's the tooling announced at this year's Google I/O, based on the community edition of the very popular IntelliJ IDEA IDE, for folks not familiar)

From a quick glance at the Basic4android site, one of its main claimed differentiators seems to be  WYSIWYG visual UI editing, but Android Studio has that on its feature list as well.

I could use the slides now so I could study up now that I have time, and get more android savy.

There is a lot online in research engineering ...

Iron

Good presentation comes just on time!

Iron

Fred,

This looks interesting.  I have been playing with Eclipse already.  The hardest part seems to be doing something someone has not already done.  I am hopeful that by doing something with micoP support hardware to do something unique or to something someone has done only doing it uniquely or differently.  I look forward to this lecture Fred.

 

Mike R

Iron

Good to see we are here again Fred.

I am having trouble telling which semester or year each lecture is as they are not any year / dates.

Can you mention this to someone at the DR radio or someone who can do it please. Thank You Rod. R.

Iron


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