Run, Forrest, Run!
It’s been over a month since my last post. I apologize for the lack of updates. I truly wish I could keep up with Chase at the moment, but I’ve been getting some other things done lately. For a month I’ve been training to get into track. My primary reason for training is for health though. I find that running for 3 miles can have the same effect on me as a cup of coffee, except longer lasting. This, hopefully, will help me productivity-wise in the long run. I have been getting into the habit of running a mile before school on week days, which hopefully will keep me in top conditions.
Not much has happened on Chase, or any other of my projects. I re-organized some of the files in Chase, and made some progress in the Scene classes. I also started on a data importer and exporter (a function that can save and load models and other junk). I’ll likely not get much done on Chase in the next week or so due to some after-school classes I’m taking, and me training for the last week before track starts. But after that, I’ll hopefully be able to get a good pace going, and start making progress again.
I have made some updates on the glove cursor though. After I made my last post about the glove last month, I took apart an old mouse and experimented with the circuit board. Keep in mind that I have almost no knowledge on how most circuit boards work, but I did manage to figure out which parts I should connect with which to send certain commands to the computer. If I take a wire connected to any of the ground connections, and tap it against to any of the connections for the left-click, right-click, or middle-click connections, it’ll send a command to the computer respectively. After some painful burns and an attempt at getting lead poisoning, I eventually soldered a wire to a ground connection and wired it to the thumb of the glove, then soldered a wire from the left click connection and wired it to the middle finger. From this, you can simply click by tapping your middle finger to your thumb. I plan on doing the middle click and right click later, after I get some significant progress done in Chase.