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DSA Scratch Pad for Easier Teleconferencing

You’ve been there before: you have keyboard and mouse control on someone else’s computer, and you want to copy some text and send it to yourself. You find a chat client, and you instant message the notes to yourself. After the call, you open up the chat client, copy the notes, and paste them somewhere else. But they’re different. Timestamps and usernames have been added. Text has been auto-corrected. Straight quotes are now curly. Scripts and commands no longer work.

This video shows you how to create a scratch pad that takes advantage of DSA’s lightweight data storage to continually save notes to the server. You just open a browser, type a URL, and you can start pasting and typing notes with confidence. Follow along as we use DGLux5 to create this friendly, basic user interface.

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Digital Command Center in DGLux5

We made a remote control console that changes the content displayed on some TVs. Watch the videos below to see how we did it. An effect like this could improve a trade show booth, a kiosk, a presentation, or any other context where you want to seamlessly and remotely change the content displayed in a browser. This project takes advantage of the easy data hosting capability of DSA and the rapid application development of DGLux5.

Distributed Services Architecture (DSA) is is an open-source platform that facilitates communication among devices, logic, and applications in the IoT. You can download it here.

DGLux5 is a drag-and-drop, rapid development platform especially for data-driven applications and the Internet of Things. DGLux5 licenses are free for students and educators.

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Drawing and Gaming on the Sense HAT with DSA

DGLux DSA Sense HAT

We just did two projects for our Raspberry Pi running DSA. First, we created a quick browser application that lets you draw pictures on the Sense HAT’s LED matrix by pointing and clicking. Second, we made some logic that moves a pixel on the Sense HAT using the joystick—this tutorial lays the groundwork for developing 2-D LED games and more. We did both these projects in the drag-and-drop visual programming environment of DGLux5, so you don’t need to know any code to follow along.

Distributed Services Architecture (DSA) is is an open-source platform that facilitates communication among devices, logic, and applications in the IoT. You can download it here.

DGLux5 is a drag-and-drop, rapid development platform especially for data-driven applications and the Internet of Things. DGLux5 licenses are free for students and educators.

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Custom Applications with Google Maps

Google Map Dashboards

The rich information and fluid interactivity of Google Maps can bring the user experience of your data applications to the next level. The DGLux5 Google Map component lets you quickly and easily tie a map to your complex data sets, so that in just minutes, you can visualize your geographic data the way it should be seen. To get even more flexibility, you can even access the Google Maps API to implement your own custom JavaScript solutions.

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Creating Custom Gauges

Custom Gauges in DGLux5

In DGLux5, creating a custom gauge is as easy as grouping some components, editing some properties, and dragging and dropping a data point. In the video below, we take things a little further by making our gauge into a reusable symbol—and still, the process takes only a few minutes.

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