Posts Tagged ‘code’

Nine year old writes iphone code

February 10, 2009

Amazing article via BBC news (spotted on nick’s twitter feed!)

“A nine-year-old Malaysian boy in Singapore has written a painting application for the Apple iPhone.

Lim Ding Wen created the finger painting program, known as Doodle Kids, for his two younger sisters aged three and five.

The program allows iPhone owners to draw images on the handset’s touch screen using just their fingers.

The program has been downloaded more than 4,000 times from Apple’s iTunes store in less than two weeks.

While most children of his age are painting or drawing with crayons, Lim Ding Wen has been programming.

Lim, who is now fluent in six programming languages, first started using a computer when he was two-years-old, discovered programming aged seven, and has since completed more than 20 programming projects.

His latest application, Doodle Kids, allows users to draw pictures using their fingers and then clear the screen by shaking the iPhone.

“I wrote the program for my younger sisters, who like to draw,” said Lim. “But I am happy that people like it.”

Lim wrote the original application on his computer but has now adapted it for use on an iPhone”


Processing-Day 1

September 29, 2008

Today we started our first proper module at CIID, called Computation Media Design, or as most people call it Processing! The aim of this module is to teach us how to program, so we can turn an idea into code and be able to use it creatively in a design context. The content is being taught the very talented Patrick Kochlik and Dennis Paul (The Product)

Before being let loose on our computers we carried out hands-off exercises today! We used ‘people as instruction processors’

We were asked to write down three instructions-sets. These instructions were then dictated to three other participants. The other participants then processed the instructions by drawing on a piece of paper with a RGB marker’s

“The exercise aims at introducing the participants to programming as an everyday exercise,
a translation from intention into language into action. The result will be a set of very analog
procedural drawings”

I personally found the exercise was very effective and was a great way to get your mind thinking about how to write code and how it is proccessed to create an output! Big thumbs up!

Photos to follow.