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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vault-OS : Hoo-Haw!!! Coming along nicely!

That's all I'm going to say about that for now.

Hope I have time to take some screenshots and show it working inside of the shelter soon, possibly at end of the month. Got lots of stuff working together now in one seamless integrated package. I have I2C, NuDAM DAC and RS-485 all humming together under Windows NT on Thinkboy consolidating a lot of different I/O into one global pool for control and monitoring. The big breakthrough was discovering that shared memory mapping scheme I linked to previously. That code proved invaluable.

I also made substantial improvements in my natural language speech parsing for voice control with the MS Speech API. Response is getting better all the time. Thinkboy is starting to seem pretty clever, except for his synthesized voice which is still the crappy "Microsoft Mike" package that comes with the SAPI. I'm looking for a truly HE-MAN "Robby" style voice package with the comic-book retro feel if you know where to buy one. I will buy a Cepstral voice if it is all I can find but they are not all that close to what I want.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

too cool, I can't wait to see some screenshots, any idea when you might be releasing Vault-OS? if you need beta testers just let us know!!!!!!!!!!

BorgenFlargenYergen said...

Usually if you say "That's all I'm going to say about that for now." you don't then go on to say more about that right now.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't microcontrollers actually optimized for low power consumption (like ATMEL series ATMEGA for example) be more efficient than a bunch of terminals accross your vault!? .. Let's say you run the logic on microcontrollers when your terminals are shut down, events saved on the microcontrollers, and let the mcu boot your terminals only when needed...

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