Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Speaking Dictionary!!!

Most competitive exams are based on English, most importantly, vocabulary grabs the majority of questions.

            So what do students do --------->       Memorize the words
           How do we memorize  ----------->           Flash cards

FlashCards  are highly effective but personally I feel it very difficult to use these flash cards. I somehow feel engaging both the senses i.e., "Eyes and Ears"  together will help you grab the words more easily and helps you to retain it in memory for a longer period of time.

It is with this belief, I have set out to build a small program which can repeat the high probable GRE WORDS so that it can engage both the senses and help the students remember words better and faster. Here is a small prototype the very first version of how it looks as of now.

It is mainly programmed in Python and Qt libraries, along with the integration of the pass time project SPEAK. This version can recite you through the words only once. Subsequent versions will allow you to choose how many times the word has to be repeated before going to the next word, Mark a particular word to be important so that it repeats more times than any other normal word, make the program more user friendly and uplift the user interface. Any suggestions are welcome.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hangman Clone!

*** An older post moved here to have all python projects under one blog ***
For any programmer like me, building a game gives immense pleasure. Games are the best way to build a bond between the code and the gamer. Its this bond that I always liked to build. I am not a pro in this but I am trying to achieve my goals. As a start I tried a small and simple game. I built a hangman clone.

    Though all of you know have played it a quite a few times, I would love to explain the rules of the game. A secret word would be given to you and you will have to guess the word and save the life of an innocent man. Cumulative wrong guesses will result in the machine hanging your innocent man and the game will be over. If you guess the word before the person is hanged you become the hero by saving a man's life.

   So the game is simple right. Now please try my attempt in achieving this and tell me how you feel about it. You can download the executable here. I am also looking for any new simple gaming ideas, if you have one please post it i will try to achieve that :), Don't forget to tell me if there are any problems in the game. I hope you all will like it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Speak Version 1.1

A little tweak to the UI,
A new function to the program,
As a result new version of your time pass.

Here it is Speak Version 1.1 which can read out the contents of a file for you.

Sorry for the iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I also dint know that it would read it out like that. 
I am now thinking next what i can do with it...