Kevin Fang's Blog

Future City Model Tips

Ah… Future City…. and the annoying, frustrating model.   The model is my least favorite thing to do because of the time required to build the model. Sure, the virtual city usually takes upwards to 50 hours (and then add all the redos) but at least it’s...

One Dollar Words

I recently read something cool things to do with words, like calculating words that are a ‘worth’ a dollar. Substitute the letters for numbers (a = 1, b = 2, c = 3… and so on) and then add the numbers up. If they add up to...

Now now

Now now is a great siri alternative for a jailbroken device. It is just an activation toggle to open Google Search (Which could be done with just activator, Now now just simplifies the process even more).   So when activate the activation method, it just opens the...

Zombie Apocolypse

So I saw a friend playing a zombie game, as usual, a first person shooter where every zombie spawns new ammo boxes (yes!) and more gold to buy weapons that are conveniently located on wall. The more I think about it, the more interesting the idea of...

Rubik’s Cubes

I was first introduced to the 3×3 Rubik’s Cube when I was in 6th grade, and it interested me greatly. I was puzzled on how complicated the cube seemed, yet the speed at which one could solve it. After Googling, I had found a very good website...

Tesseract

So that past few days, I’ve got interested in character recognition. After searching, the best open-source program is Tesseract, which scored in the topĀ 3 OCR engines in 1995. On the Tesseract homepage, there are downloads for it, and it comes in many different languages. If the text...

Sim City 4 Tips

Having to do the a Sim City for Future City was really time consuming and confusing. There were so many things you had to keep track of, people to please, pollution to reduce, and money to be balanced. It consisted of many trials and errors, and more...

Future City 2013

Future City was a real eye opener for me. It was as time consuming as Robotics was for our school, hours of work, but still the joy of having fun. Future City consisted of four parts: The Sim City The Essay The Model The Presentation The Sim...