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Some text shows in the upper-left corner of the drawing.

There is a small circle below the triangle, which I will refer to as a pseudo-text marker . I will explain the purpose of the pseudo-text marker later.

Although the dimensions of your digitizer tablet will probably be different than mine, the overall layout of the shapes in your SVG file should bevery similar to mine.


In this section, I will provide instructions and explain the steps that you and your assistant will need to take in order to create your own small-scaledemonstration of the IVEO System .

Acquire a USB digitizer tablet

I put this instruction at the beginning of the list because without a USB digitizer tablet (or something to suitably replace the touchpad) , there can be no demonstration. Assuming that you don't have such a tablet, you should check with your friends, take a look on Ebay, etc.

(I will point out, however, that if you have low vision but can still see the computer screen and can use a mouse, you may be able to create this demonstrationwithout the need for a digitizer tablet.)

The brand and size of the tablet isn't terribly important, although the larger the tablet, the closer your small-scale demonstration will come torepresenting the real thing.

It is critical that the tablet connects to the computer via a USB port. It is also critical that the operation of the tabletemulates a mouse. By this, I mean that when you touch the tactile image on the tablet in a given location, the effect must be the same as if you were to use a mouse and click the corresponding location on the image on the screen.

Some tablets work only with a stylus, some work from either a finger touch or a stylus, and possibly some only work from a finger touch. Once again,this isn't too important, but the use of a tablet that works from a finger touch will be closer to the real thing than one that requires a stylus. (Mine requires a stylus.)

Create the SVG file

Once you have acquired your digitizer tablet and you know the dimensions of the active area on your tablet, it is time to create an SVG file that you canuse for testing.

Copy the Java code from Listing 2 into a text file with the name Svg23.java . Make the changes shown in Figure 1 to replace the dimensions of my tablet with the dimensions of your tablet. Note that dimensions are in inches.

Copy the text from Listing 3 into a text file with the name Svg23.bat .

Using the two files listed above, along with the instructions in the module titled If You Can Imagine T, You Can Draw It using SVG , and Listing 26 here ) , compile and run the program named Svg23.java , producing an output file named Svg23.svg .

Install Inkscape

This would be a good time for you to download and install the Inkscape program. You will be needing it shortly so that your assistant can

  • create a mirror image of the image in the SVG file, and
  • print the mirror image for manual embossing.

The Inkscape program is a relatively complex program, and an inexperienced user could easily damage or modify an SVG file. Therefore, the instructions inthis section should be performed using a copy of the file named Svg23.svg .

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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