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Sketchy Released for the 83+
Posted by Michael on 18 March 2004, 03:37 GMT

[Sketchy]The Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education has been developing several educational applications for TI calculators. Sketchy is an animation studio for the 83+, opening a world of simple, frame-by-frame graphics. Sketchy has all of the basic drawing commands, a clipboard, and the ability to take a series of completed slides and "flip" through them. This app was authored by Jared Hodges and the famous, no-one-can-spell-his-last-name-correctly Dan Englender.

Also, they've written a program so you can spread cooties with your calculator, as if girls weren't bad enough already :)

Update (Joey): Sketchy has now been released for the TI-73. Act accordingly.

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Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Teoryn  Account Info

Cool, now if they would focus their attention on games that would rock.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 04:12 GMT

Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
ti_guy  Account Info

Lol, ya. This makes my drawing program look like crap on a stick. :(

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 04:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Looks pretty nice. Making animations would give you something to do when you're bored in class :)

And a cooties program!? LOL- interesting... that makes me curious, so I'm going to download it when I get home from school, just to see what it is.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 15:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
KermMartian Account Info
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Wow, that's really cool. It's neat that they're developing these for calcs, pocket pcs, palms, and gameboy adv (!!).

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 16:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow, gameboy advance? That's cool... of course, to put it on the real GBA, you'll need one of those cartrige things, and I think that's illegal (maybe not). But that's still cool. I know there are some GBA emulators out there...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 22:42 GMT


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nolekid  Account Info

Yeah, gb emulators, my friends are all into those things. I keep telling them to get TIs, but do they listen? Of course not. I don't see why anyone would make a game that is only possible on an emulator, when you can make something in java/c++ or whatever that is 50 times better? It's not like learning z80 ASM (what GBs run on) would be any easier than a real computer language.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 20:20 GMT


C for Gameboy?
Sam3.14 Account Info

Is there such thing as a C SDK and compiler for gameboy?

Reply to this comment    24 March 2004, 15:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Matt M Account Info

Sounds interesting...I will too!

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 16:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I wonder if I can get this source...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 22:47 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Sorry... THE source, not this source***

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 22:48 GMT

Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
chemoautotroph Account Info
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Games? :P

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 14:23 GMT


Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Justin McKinley  Account Info

"Center for highly interactive computing in Education?" does that sound like a firm that *could* ever consder making a game?

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 19:52 GMT

Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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Hmm, that cooties one looks rather interesting...

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 04:35 GMT

Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
nicklaszlo Account Info
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I can't tell from the web site what this "Center for Highly Interactive <more jargon>" is about. You'd think if they were legitimate, and actualy about computing, they could design a decent web site. It doesn't display well at all in Opera, the king of browsers. Perhaps someone here can inform me.

They also say their software is licensed by GoKnow, INC. I am starting to suspect that HICE is a pupet of this company - they perform research to help sell the product.

Neither web site mentions TI's at all. http://www.ti.hice-dev.org/ seems to be the developer's real web site.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 05:06 GMT

Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Dan Englender Account Info
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There's nothing sketchy (pun intended) about HICE. HICE (The center for highly ...) is a research group at the University of Michigan. If you want to know why the website is ghetto (which I'll concede, it kind of is), it's because we're made up of a couple professors and a bunch of students who spend our time writing what we hope is useful and innovative software. We're not a company, and we don't have the money to hire a company to maintain our website.

The "point" of HICE is pretty simple. Technology (whether it be PCs, palms, pocketpcs, or calculators) are entering the classroom at an astonishing rate, but there's not always the education software/curriculum to go along with them. HICE develops software and accompanying curriculum/methods to help teachers effectively use technology in the classroom. We also try to do stuff that's fun, like Sketchy :)

The TI operation is just once facet of HICE, and is probably the smallest. The main focus is on palms, pocket pcs, and the like. We're also the newest group, which is why there aren't links everywhere on the HICE site yet. (Check out http://www.handheld.hice-dev.org/ for the different groups) Nevertheless me and Jared (the two of us are the calculator programmers) are working hard to make cool calculator apps.

Hope that clears it up.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 05:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
angelboy Account Info
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The website has a nice theme, good job. Thanks for making these apps!

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 21:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Final_Epsilon  Account Info
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what does the cooties program do?

Reply to this comment    18 March 2004, 22:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Matt M Account Info

You could download it and find out for yourself (like I'm doing)

...although, I don't recommend you do like I am and put off your homework that is due first thing tomorrow in order to do so...

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 01:15 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

actually, I'd do that too, but my 83+ is experiencing some...problems with Apps. Although I have over 50k of available space, its memory is always full, according to TI-Connect. I'm going to try a MEM clear though and see if that works.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 02:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Matt M Account Info

hmmm...I don't know about that but I know mine wouldn't let me sent "cooties" because of a "unexplained error" or somthing like that.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 16:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Justin McKinley  Account Info

I think it simulates the spreading of a disiese throughout a population, but i'm not entierly certain.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 19:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Jared Hodges  Account Info
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I've just uploaded a new version of the site. I'm think my lack of experience in anything web-related will be obvious, but I'm fairly sure things aren't any worse ;-). Check it out at www.hice.org/ti.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 03:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
fuzzyd1ce76 Account Info

Two years ago (when I was in sixth grade) HICE came to my school and work with us on Palm Pilots. I have sketchy on my Palm and it works great!Cooties is also a neat program. My point is, I have worked with HICE personally and it is a legitimate group

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 23:18 GMT


Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
BlackThunder  Account Info
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How is Opera the 'king of all browsers'? It's the only one that displays ads! And you have to PAY for a version w/o ads. Get Mozilla Firebird/FireFox.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 00:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Sorry, I wasn't thinking. I didn't mean to flame or offend anyone there.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 00:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I still think IE is the best :-D

Reply to this comment    20 March 2004, 02:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
jrock7286  Account Info
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by all means...

Reply to this comment    27 March 2004, 07:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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Isn't Firebird the "stand-alone" version of Mozilla Mail? Anyway, it doesn't show up right in IE either.

MWM

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 01:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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no youre thinking of Thunderbird, their email client. Firebird is the currently in development next gen browser whose name has been changed to Firefox. The latest release is Firefox 0.8, which i am using, and which is vastly superior to IE6 and Navigator at least, ive never tried Opera.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 04:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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ya... im using firefox .8 too

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 17:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
darkhydra21 Account Info

Opera has ads? Really??? My friend has Opera, but no ads, and the only web browser I've heard of with ads is ZeroNet.

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 04:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
Drantin  Account Info

Then your friend is either using a paid-for copy, or a "cracked" copy...

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 09:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
W Hibdon  Account Info
(Web Page)

And no one her would do that, now would we?

-W-

Reply to this comment    19 March 2004, 23:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Heh... suuuuuuuure ;-) <innocent> I'd NEVER use cracked software! </innocent>

Reply to this comment    20 March 2004, 02:40 GMT


The risks of cracked software
Sam3.14 Account Info

Do you think that Microsoft etc locates and prosecutse people who download a whole lot of expensive cracked software (which of course never happens!),

Reply to this comment    24 March 2004, 15:19 GMT


Re: The risks of cracked software
jrock7286  Account Info
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You mean like, make a site of cracked software and watch who downloads it? that'd be kinda mean...

Reply to this comment    27 March 2004, 07:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Sketchy Released for the 83+
David Phillips  Account Info
(Web Page)

I prefer Safari.

Reply to this comment    26 March 2004, 18:46 GMT

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