Category Archives: gadgets

Connecting the Philips Hue Bridge to Wi-Fi

I needed to connect my Philips Hue Bridge to Wi-Fi to use it for a presentation at a conference in Brazil. Most public Wi-Fi networks segments each connection preventing communication between devices, besides the fact the Hue Bridge is Ethernet … Continue reading

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Delphi Component

I took my code I previously used to control the Parrot AR.Drone and turned it into a reusable component. I added some more functionality to it as well, although there is a lot more to cover. The component is available … Continue reading

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BlueTooth Remote Control Car

How to use BlueTooth is one of the most common requests with Delphi. During our Devices and Gadgets webinar David I. showed how to browse paired BlueTooth devices and connect to them. But wait, there’s more! Daniele Teti & Daniele Spinetti of bit Time Software created an Android … Continue reading

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Thought Controlled Quadcopter

Last night I “controlled” my Parrot AR.Drone Quadcopter with my thoughts through my Emotiv EPOC Brain Computer Interface via an app written in Delphi XE5. I qualify “controlled” in that my flight pattern was a little irregular and short before … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Kinect for Windows with RAD Studio XE5

The Kinect is a 3D motion sensing input device for Windows. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their computer through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands. You can get the Kinect … Continue reading

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Connecting Delphi to my Brain with the Emotiv EPOC

The Emotiv EPOC might seem more Sci-Fi than practical technology. It is designed to pick up on brain waves through its 14 brain wave sensors (plus 2 reference receivers) and convert them into a usable signal for your computer. For … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 from Delphi XE5

My first thought when I see cool technology is to figure out how to connect to it with Delphi. So the day I got the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter I started working on Delphi interface. By the time evening rolled … Continue reading

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