Mathematics, Computer, Programming and Electronics

        KEEN DESIGNS

 Welcome to the wonderful world of : 

    - Games;
    - Mathematics;
    - Electronics;
    - Programming.

 


 

Games :

 

     Games' Page

    Update: All mobile apps sadly now are provided in Android platforms only.
    ** IOS apps were no longer supported owing to high cost of Apple Development charges!
    ** Blackberry apps were no longer supported owing to low popularity!​

Marktheword is the first of the four games series we are designing. This is a brain-teaser puzzle and a dynamic interactive word making game. A vertical keyword is to be read in the given bracket by shifting rows of letters in the horizontal direction. For the less challenging minds, a maximum of 7 helping hints is provided. This introductory game edition contains 15 puzzles. The game is available in Android (Android Market:Imark), BlackBerry (MarktheWord),  and PC (marktheword) OS.  

Wordable is dynamic word search game. In a given topic, the first step to the game is to compose a keyword in the given vertical bracket by shifting gjven word groups in the horizontal direction. Helping clues are provided for the less challenging minds. After the correct keyword is made, the player has yet to find 10 more related keywords in the final text grid formation. Keywords could be found by vertical, horizontal and more demanding diagonal association of adjacent letters. Again helping hints (3) are optional. This game is available in Android, BlackBerry,  and PC OS. Enjoy  4 interactive puzzles of various topics in this introductory game edition. 

Version 2: More fun puzzles are added. A slider to choose individual challenges is now available in this new version. A category of mathematics vocabulary puzzles is also included. In this version, a player could create his/her own using a puzzle template which could be downloaded with the referred website to own device. Now you are provided a chance to challenge your friend with your own puzzle!

 

Wordtoggle is a dynamic words search game to discover some famous quotes. These great quotes are arranged in rows of alphabet cubes. A player has to toggle face alphabets of these cubes to discover the wisdom in these quotes. A maximum of 10 helping hints indicating correct position number of face alphabets is available for the less challenging minds. This game is available in Android, BlackBerry,  and PC OS. Try  15 highly interactive puzzles in this introductory edition.  

Version 2: More fun puzzles are added. A slider to choose individual challenges is now available in this new version. A category of mathematics vocabulary puzzles is also included. In this version, a player could create his/her own using a puzzle template which could be downloaded with the referred website to own device. Now you are provided a chance to challenge your friend with your own puzzle! 

 

Wordhunt in this interactive words making puzzle, a player has to dynamically shift rows/columns of letters in a 7x7 alphabets grid according to the orientation of alphabets. When a keyword matching the orientation of transformation is found, the corresponding alphabets would be eliminated reducing the dimensions of the puzzle grid. The puzzle is solved when all the alphabets are eliminated. This game is available in Android, BlackBerry, and PC OS. Enjoy the challenge and fun of 10 dynamic puzzles in the current introductory game edition.

Version 2: More fun puzzles are added. A slider to choose individual challenges is now available in this new version. A category of mathematics vocabulary puzzles is also included. In this version, a player could create his/her own using a puzzle template which could be downloaded with the referred website to own device. Now you are provided a chance to challenge your friend with your own puzzle!

 

VectorMCV4U  Don’t call yourself an expert in Vectors until you meet the challenges in this game. This app is an excellent tool to exercise and evaluate your knowledge in Vectors theory, in particular at Grade 12 level (MCV4U) or Freshman University Mathematics. Problems in this application, 9 levels in total, are practical and fun involving vector equations, modeling, intersections, products, resolution as well as many interesting and practical vector applications. Problem puzzles are highly interactive and randomly generated. These mind teasing challenges are perfect for refining your vectors skills whenever and wherever. Presently this App is available in Blackberry which requires 480x320 screen resolution and 4.7 OS.  Android Version is also available now.

LockCracker/LockLtd This game provides you ample opportunities to crack all kind of locks and codes hacking. You could refine your lock/code hacking skills before signing up for assignments. In the training or assignment sessions, you have to come up with the lock codes before time is up. Even if you beat the clock and the lock, be prepared to be surprised by the mission outcomes. You could rely on helpful hints or amateur level status indicators to finish your assignment. While the LockLtd free version gives you a sample of training sessions, the LockCracker full version provides you with complete training sessions, assignment task together with animations, scores and optional levels. Game versions are available for  Blackberry and Android platforms.

 CalcMCV4U This is the complementary series of VectorMCV4U. While VectorMCV4U deals with Vectors, CalcMCV4U provides challenges in Fundamental Calculus. This application offer practical problems in Limits, Derivatives, Rates of Change, Slope Matching, Optimization and Graphs Sketching. Don’t call yourself an expert in Vectors until you meet the challenges in this game. This  is an excellent tool to exercise and evaluate your knowledge in Calculus, in particular at Grade 12 level (MCV4U) or Freshman University Mathematics. Problems given in this application are practical and environmental awakening. These mind teasing challenges are perfect for refining your calculus skills whenever and wherever.

ACCITour You shall have a grand tour in Albert Campbell Collegiate Institute (Toronto) with this app. Along the way, you earn points from mathematics problems in different teaching disciplines this school offers. You shall appreciate the importance of numeracy in learning. This app offers players augmented reality. At the conclusion of the game, you shall have a taste of artificial intelligence in objects recognition in terms of demonstration, definition, challenges and reflection. Enjoy this highly interactive scavenger hunt type of maths game. 

ZBDiceLtd This is a zombie dice game. In this limited version, a player could play against a robot zombie to race for 5 brains to win. The player could draw and roll 3 dice at a time and check tallies of brain and blast outcome. The player can accumulate brain scores as long as the blast tally is less than 3. The player can stop at any time during a turn to secure the scores. A full version ZomBDice where a player can choose to play with another player,   add sound effects, set racing number to win, or score bonus points by answering challenging probability problems is also available for upgrade. Basic probability theories (MDM4U level) needed for the challenges are also outlined in the info section in the full version. 

ZomBDice This is a full game version of the zombie dice. A player can choose to play against a robot zombie, or with another player. Players are racing to score 13 brains and playing in turn. Options for sound effects or changing racing score to win are provided. During a turn, a player draws and rolls 3 dice at a time, and keeps scores of brains and blasts. A player could keep on drawing and rolling dice and accumulate brains scores as long as the blast tally is less than 3, or the player will lose the brains tally and the turn. The player can also stop at any time during the turn to secure the scores. Player could also score bonus points or steal points from opponent by answering mathematical probability challenges (MDM4U level) correctly. Basic probability theories needed for the challenges are outlined in the info section.  Coming soon * * * * * 

Contact me @keendsgames@gmail.com 

  

 Projects :

 Poptronics,"Custom Liquid-Crystal Displays", pp.19-25, March 2000.

  Popular Electronics,"Tele-Computer Controller", pp.29-34, June 1999.

 Poptronics,"Programming LCD Graphics", pp.27-32, March 2000.

Samples of programming graphical LCDs in Basic on diskette are available. These routines include:
1) filling and clearing screen with patterns;
2) writing text messages;
3) scrolling screen vertically and horizontally;
4) compositing and overlaying screen;
5) animating graphics.

Notes:
-MSD12864 Graphic LCDs informations could be obtained from the manufacturer's website Varitronix. Unit price for the LCD is around US$50. (CAN$80)
-LMC7660 volt converter could be obtained from Digikey.

 

 

Circuitcellar Online Magazine, July-August Edition 2000.

 

 Nuts & Volts,"The Messenger", April 2004.

  

    USB Control for your PC.

    CircuitCellar Online Magazine Jan-Feb 2010 Edition.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 





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