Taking it to the Limit
HyperCard and SuperCard are very powerful indeed, here are a few things that have been done with them. All of this is way beyond what I and most other classroom teachers will ever need to know, but it is nice to know there is room to grow.
A mind blowing SC based application to "gives kids a fast, fun, intuitive 3D drawing environment." I paid the shareware within about 20 minutes, weird mechanical/biological object.
Worth looking at the Gallery to get an idea of what this application can do.
produce a variety of shareware products all with SuperCard.
- The Agenda is a virtual device which can greet you, tell you the current date and read off your pending events and to-do items for the day.
- Archive enables you to quickly catalog your disks.
- Finance is a checking, savings, and credit card account management application.
- iEvents is a powerful client-side tool for quickly creating custom calendar websites.
- iKeeper enables you to quickly enter, view, or modify internet and product information.
Lighthead Software is a Swedish software organization they produce Macintosh software made with supercard including:
- Xinema a freeware full screen quicktime player.
- MailTunes, gives you email signatures that changes according to your rules. For example, it can display what music you play in iTunes, or the uptime of your computer.
- MailToPod which Syncs your email with your iPod so that you can read it on the train.
Lighthead's Tomas Franzén is also behind http://www.externals.net/ the main source for Supercard externals.
Jerry Artman at Interactive Media Network Corporation
use a SuperCard control program in their media retreival product. The system features
complete control of display televisions including channel availability,
volume, etc. It also provides complete scheduling of tapes and disks to
rooms or groups of rooms and then links the selected items to the room(s)
for interactive control using IR remotes. Finally, it also provide
interactive distance learning with links for up to 5 rooms. The leader
can view each room, control the display information on the rooms, have
camera autoswitch to the speaker for interactive Q&A etc.
This is obviously a complex system involving a control computer, hardware
control interface unit and tv control cards. The standard
configuration includes event programing and control from the system
master and from the inter/intranet in the school.
More examples later if you know of something cool that could go here let me know, especially if it is educational John Johnston firstname.lastname@example.org.
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