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Old 06-29-2005, 03:47 PM
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Build a x6 Linked list. (A list linked 6 times) to simulate cube and the user can move through the structure like in a 3dimensional map. From that a lot of usefull ideas pop up easily.
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:39 PM
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Write a podcast client. Sure, there are tons around but it'll give you a chance to fiddle with a whole bunch of things in one program.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:21 PM
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Question Need a lil help...

I'm in 10th grade and know some Visual Basic Concepts. My problem is that I need an idea for a Final Project. Can anybody help me out here???...
The requirments are:
1. There must be at least 2 different forms utilized in the project.
2. If-Then or Do-While Loop.
3. For-Next Statement.
4. Text Box or Label Boxes.
5. Arrays.
6. Graphics or Pictures.
That's it. I would love it if anybody could give me a few suggestions... ...I have no idea what to do...
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:20 AM
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Hi,

How's your Mathematics ? How about an Expression Evaluator where the user can input an expression (eg Y = X ^ 2) (or select from a set of expressions in a Combo) and your program evaluates it for various values of X, displays the corresponding Xs and Ys on one Form and Plots the graph on the second form.

Not rocket science but it will exercise all the required functions.

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Old 01-04-2006, 04:47 PM
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Thanks...I'll try something along those lines.
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:32 PM
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Default Just "barely beyond do-able" and "scary" program concepts

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I'm trying to do something similar, and it scares the **** out of me...
I guess it's about time I posted something in this long project suggestions thread.

As one develops as a programmer it becomes more and more difficult to think up interesting projects that are just barely "not do-able" --that is just beyond my level of programming skill.

One of the most interesting concepts that has no direct equivalent function within the VB programming language is the concept of "liquidity". It is defined (mathmatically) by the equations of fluid dynamics.

My earliest 2D model for this was an imagined "game" I called "Amoeboid Wrangler".

Terminology note: A "wrangler" is Hollywood talk for any handler of animals on a movie set. The wrangler trains them (horse, dogs, whales, bees, whatever) to "perform" on cue -- doing whatever the director wants them to do..

The program starts out with a squishy blob.
The blob represents a single celled organism filled with cytoplastic fluids and organelles (floating, semi-rigid bodies).
To make it interesting (so they can interact with each other) let's say there are two blobs. We can give one a semi-transparent (alphablended) red tint and the other a blue tint.

In a laboratory it's hard for a researcher to manipulate life at the microscopic level, but we will allow a circular shape which can represent the tip of a hair-thin waldo manipulated micro-probe. The shape is solidly rigid of course.

Then at one end of the circular microscopic field (we are looking through a microscope and using it's binocular oculus as our "interface framing element") there is a barrier with a slot in the middle taking up about a third of the visible distance of the barrier (33%).

The object of the game is basically to push the red blob past the blue blob using the probe and get it through the slot to the other side of the barrier.

Sounds simple, eh? Well..not quite

The way I would make things interesting (fropm a programming standpoint) is the calculations surrounding the inviscid compressability of the cytoplastic fluids within the organisms.

As your probe presses again the membrane outlines of the blobs those forces are transmitted inexactly through the cyctoplastic fluid. In other words the total internal area of the blob does not change so the inward deformation of the blob shape must cause the blob to "bulge out" somewhere else with blobs exercising some control over the "viscousness" of the fluid within them (ie. excercising some degree of "fluid counter-push" at the membrane contact points).

That "somewhere else" may be difficult to calculate when the red and blue blobs are in contact and the blue blob is allowed to "pseudopod-ically" extrude part of itself outward toward the touching membrane of the red blob(at the same time as the probe is pushing the red blob into the blue blob).

The blue blob would also be given enough AI to "know" to try and extrude/extend itself to cover the slot in the barrier and prevent the red blob's passge past. It then becomes a contest of fluid forces, variably viscous plasmas, and slippery membranes (represented by semi-variable frictional forces along complex spline curves).

So I expect that someone will be able to whip out a working VB Code Demo of this in short order --NOT!

Anyway, I searched all over for any code, but there was nothing like it anywhere on the Internet --although I did comes across a interesting program written in C++ code called "Blob Shepard" (but despite the title wasn't what I was looking for after all):
http://gpwiki.org/index.php/Blob_Tutorial



However, in regard to the StressedGeezer quote above, there is a program (that I have imagined and dreamed about) that is truly quite scary for me to even contemplate thinking about writing in VB.

The program is called THEXSpace.

It is named after the main character in the film George Lucas made when he was a student at the University of Southern California Film School in 1967.
It was titled "THX 1138:4EB Electronic Labyrinth".
It was later remade as a regular Holywood movie, "THX-1138" starring Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, and Maggie McOmie in 1970.

Here's is the description that I keep on my hard drive in case I ever move out of the "ignorant idiot" phase of climbing the programming learning curve for working with 3D matrix transforms (and doing real-time raycasting in VB with many moving objects).

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Start with a three dimension space of infinite dimensions totally filled with whiteness.

Into this space introduce a series of two dimension rubby-membrane planes.
The planes are textured on one side by a mirror coating and on the other by
a checkerboard pattern made up of light and medium grey squares.
Even though the mirror side is 100% reflective, the checkboard has a certain degree of reflective shininess, so both sides require some ray casting and ray tracing to mimic the necessary reflectivity and radiosity.

The planes are experiencing motion along all axis (X,Y,& Z).

At the points in time where their continously animated motion causes these planes to intersect (cut into each other), the interestions are represented by a bisecting line made up of prismatic color.

This multi-colored line causes reflection along the length of the membrane planes represnted by an alphablended gradient-to-transparent "shadow".

In this space, then, is further introduced, a series of invisible spheres.
Although these spheres can not be seen (they have a transparency level of 100%), the 3D balls have effects upon the membrane planes and each other.
When two balls collide they transmit billiard ball type force vectors and
experience some degree of deformation elasticity.

At the point where the balls collide though (not bouncing off) the membrane planes the surface texture covering the plane on the side of impact are deformed along the planes surface in a rippling fashion and such surface textures also "flow" around the sphere's shape using the mathematics of liquid dynamics.

Furthermore the "light" which causes the whiteness throughout the space is not strictly ambient, but instead radiates from outward from the center of the viewing cubespace matrix, thus both the balls and the membrane planes can case shadows upon each other as they occlude each other while in motion. Oh and of course some frustrum culling will be needed as well.
I know it sounds just waaaaaayyyyy to easy. Go to it then..
Happy Coding!

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Old 08-12-2006, 08:09 PM
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1. There must be at least 2 different forms utilized in the project. 2. If-Then or Do-While Loop. 3. For-Next Statement. 4. Text Box or Label Boxes. 5. Arrays. 6. Graphics or Pictures.
Dude, remake gorillas or nibbles.. Long live QBasic and DOS 5.0

PS if you have no idea what I just said, DOS 5.0 came with a basic interpreter and .bas code for 2 great games.. Creating them in VB would be a decent/possible project for somebody with natural talent and math skills.. Also you'd get the retronostalgia bonus marks..
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:44 AM
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Anyone has any ideas regarding special EXTRA features which i could implement in a Sales Inventory Tracking System?

Something which could give an edge and big difference compared to general Sales Inventory Tracking Systems.

In the earlier posts, Rezner mentioned about these:

- "simulated" point of sale capabilities (instead of using barcodes.) Make it so the system auto-adjusts the restocking orders. For instance, how often is a new box of asprin ordered? Every time there has been 500 bottles sold? etc

- Allow for targeted inventories-on-hand to be used. Specifiy projected reorder dates. Companies lose a lot of money for having too much inventory on hand.

- Conduct statistical analysis on individual products. What are the top products? What days are they sold on? etc. This info can be used for promotional sales, etc.


I think its very very informative and thus, can anyone with experience in commerce or have some ideas on making a Sales Inventory Tracking System stand out compared to the general ones suggest more features to make this system stand out?


Thx all !
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:26 AM
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Just a word of warning, I suspect that your examiners / reviewers will be looking for Quality as well as Quantity. In my experience IT examiners concentrate on the IT as the primary issue, not necessarily the completeness of the Business Problem your Program solves. IMHO, the design, structure, documentation, methodology and manipulation of the Language, testing plan and testing, user interface (and all the validation etc that entails) would be good mark earning areas.

If you really want to excell why not have a chat with your Teacher(s) and ask them what the examiners will be looking for? Most project orientated examinations have a points allocation distribution, eg 10% for documentation, 60% for coding, 10 % for test plan etc. Once you 'know' you're going to get 59 - 60 for the code, then concentrate on picking up the other areas (lots of 5%'s and 10%'s soon add up) Also, the distribution of marks does not equate to the distribution of effort required to earn them. Coding may take you 30% of the time, the Test Plan and testing may take you 25% of the time, Documentation and Help may take another 30%

I'd hate for you to build the most functional Sales Inventory Tracking system ever, and end up with only 60 % because you left the other areas out.


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Old 09-30-2006, 09:48 PM
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Why not try pong? :P
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:46 PM
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You could make the battleship use a computer opponent or have 2 player hotseat or 2 player over lan/internet.

If your really up for a challenge try a version of Risk or Stratego. Then there's always Trivial Pursuit, and have the questions be about computers.

You could have different computer categories like:

Inside The Computer
Programming 101
Internet
An Apple a Day
Famous Computer People

Just a thought...

Kuno
I'll take Famous Computer People for 1000
Who is Bill Gates

LOL

but yeah if you haven't guessed, my idea is for a Jeopardy game...not sure if their would be any IP issues though if you are looking at one for distribution....
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How about some kind of simple game (maze or platform), but with a level editor, so players can create their own levels and save them to disk. And include a high score table, or even an online high score table.
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a game maker ;]
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how about a little web based mmorpg, like tribal wars
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projects & suggestions, sorry I am lost, I am new, I have a code and really I got to the top, is correct to talk about that here.,
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I am thinking ahead to a project i will have to do for university. It can be program at all as long as it has a database and thats all. Can anyone give me some hints or tips or ideas for an interesting project to do ??
You can make a ftp chat programcool:
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I have thought about the retail sort of thing but was hoping to do something a bit different than the normal sort of thing????? I will probably end up doing something like that though.
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