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Among the five winning teams that were chosen, the HALA team from Ivanovo, Russia received the award for Best Use of Hardware. Three members of the all-star winning HALA team are also Akvelon employees; Dmitrii Smirnov, Danila Shutov, and Ipatov Maxim.
“The purpose of our work on this hackathon was to create an adaptation for demonstrating the Earth’s statistical data by a holographic method in 3D,” explained HALA team lead and Akvelon employee, Dmitrii Smirnov, on their Space Apps project page.
The project was developed and assembled by the team in the two days of the Space Apps Challenge, it displays collected weather data from anywhere in the world via satellites, meteorological stations, and space observing centers. Then, the collected data is analyzed, processed, and broadcast to the holographic model of the Earth in different colored areas based on air temperature in specific locations. The HALA team used open source data from NASA to visualize sets of information, and the Hologram can be updated in real time whenever the NASA data changes. Controlling the device is simple with an accompanying mobile application, which is a Single Pack Authorization with a dynamic layout for a mobile device.
A special feature of development is the fact that the operation of the device does not end with simply displaying weather. It can be used for demonstrations of all kinds of holographic data, as well as various kinds of animations and static objects. For example, you can create a rotating company logo or a dancing animated little man who will change his color depending on the humidity level in the room.
Speaking about the technical component of the project, the principle is based on projecting the side of the object into the plane. To do this, the team used an iPad with software they developed, a pyramid of plexiglass with facets at 45 degrees and a body to enclose the device. At the heart of the software is the Node.js, Socket.io, and Three.js stack, which helps compose the object into four planes and display them on the iPad screen. The pyramid above the iPad screen reflects the planes and the object is assembled into a hologram.
See the holographic presentation in the video below or in person at CloudExpo.
Click here to see the HALA team repository of code on GitHub.
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San Francisco, CA – The Build Developer Conference is Microsoft’s biggest event of the year – this is the conference where Microsoft announces the latest products, technologies and tools for developers.
Build will cover all Microsoft Platforms – expect rich new content and information on Windows, Azure, Office 365 and more. Developers will receive deep training, allowing them to take advantage of the incredible advances in our platforms, including Windows 10, and providing access to over 1.5 billion devices.
Akvelon is proud to be a part of this event, as we have helped Microsoft deliver many of the technologies and tools demonstrated there, including:
Day One Keynote
3-618 The Next Generation of Azure Compute Platform with Mark Russinovich
2-704 Windows Containers: What, Why and How
2-683 Thinking in Containers: Building a Scalable, Next-Gen Application with Docker on Azure
2-627 Strategies for Developing Cross-Platform Applications with Visual Studio 2015
2-706 Getting Started with Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Apache Cordova
3-756 Getting Great Performance Out of Cordova Apps
2-665 Hosted Web Apps and Web Platform Innovations
2-769 Develop Modern Native Applications with Azure Active Directory
3-722 iOS and Android Apps with Office 365
2-655 Overview of Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Office 365
2-652 Internet of Things Overview
2-623 AllJoyn: Building Universal Windows Apps that Discover, Connect, and Interact with Other Devices and Cloud Services Using AllJoyn
2-724 Windows for Makers- Raspberry Pi 2, Arduino and More, LG Building Consumer and Enterprise Device Solutions with Windows 10 IoT
3-88 HTTP/2 in Windows 10: Browser, Apps and Web Server
Missed Microsoft’s Build developer conference? Don’t worry – all sessions are available on Channel9.
At present time our team is participating worldwide //build TOUR, next stop is DevCon 2015 (Russia), were we will share our expertise in cross platform app development and Internet of Things. Come and join us.
Check out all the cool stuff we are doing in the video below.
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