Arduino gesture sensor tutorial

In this tutorial, we’ll hook up an gesture sensor to a dizmo; we’re going to use an Arduino and WebSockets. Parts needed Sparkfun APDS-9660 Gesture Sensor Arduino Ethernet Level converter Breadboard Jumper cables Serial to USB Adaptor: Electrical hookup Our sensor, the Avago APDS-9960, offers ambient light and color (as clear, red, green, and […]

How to create a to-do dizmo

To kick off this multi-part series, we will build a basic to-do dizmo, using the dizmoElements library and later Backbone.js. Getting started Start by creating a new dizmo project for your todo list with $ grace new Name your project ‘Todo’, choose ‘dizmo’ as your default plugin and ‘joose’ as your skeleton. Change into the […]

How to recreate the classic video game ‘Snake’ using dizmo

Recreate the game ‘Snake’ In this tutorial, we will recreate the classic video game ‘Snake’, using dizmo. Snake consists of the following three components: the field, the snake and the direction. The field The field is a two dimensional array (18×18). A ‘1’ indicates a wall and ‘0’ indicates empty space. The actual field is […]

Add smart lists to your dizmos

The dizmoElements library includes a new element. You can now use the List element to easily add ordered or unordered lists with scrollbars to your dizmos. Here is an example of a static list. Define the list and it’s content in index.html: <div id=”my-list” class=”list no-dizmo-drag” data-type=”dizmo-list”> <ul> <li>Take out trash</li> <li>Wash dishes</li> <li>Walk the […]

Develop dizmos – part 1: the beginning

This is the starting post of the series of how to become a dizmo developer. As the title says, I have started recently to develop dizmos. I am the head of delivery and a Ruby programmer. Essentially, a dizmo is a HTML page with all its assets concatenated, that is the HTML page is packaged […]