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Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get.

Has anyone else ever downloaded any of these apps, and if so were they any good? I'm starting to renovate my new house and its got no internet so I'm looking for something that covers a lot of material without a net connection to help me out a bit.

So far there's DIY DO IT which looks the most promising and a few others that I cant remember.

Any opinions welcome, cheers

Dave

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Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material
calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get.

Has anyone else ever downloaded any of these apps, and if so were they
any good? I'm starting to renovate my new house and its got no internet
so I'm looking for something that covers a lot of material without a net
connection to help me out a bit.

So far there's DIY DO IT which looks the most promising and a few others
that I cant remember.

Any opinions welcome, cheers


DeWalt have what looks to be an interesting app., with sections to suit
various trades. However it is only available on the US itunes unless
someone can come up with a workaround.

Google: dewalt itunes
and you'll find it.

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On 13/11/2012 17:06, Davey_82 wrote:
Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material
calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get.

Has anyone else ever downloaded any of these apps, and if so were they
any good? I'm starting to renovate my new house and its got no internet
so I'm looking for something that covers a lot of material without a net
connection to help me out a bit.

So far there's DIY DO IT which looks the most promising and a few others
that I cant remember.

Any opinions welcome, cheers

Dave




You probably don't want to know this, but there are loads and loads of
Android apps...

I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...

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On Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:34:41 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:
On 13/11/2012 17:06, Davey_82 wrote:

Just been on the Apple App store and theres a few DIY apps with material


calculation etc and decent tutorials but 'm not sure what to get.




Has anyone else ever downloaded any of these apps, and if so were they


any good? I'm starting to renovate my new house and its got no internet


so I'm looking for something that covers a lot of material without a net


connection to help me out a bit.




So far there's DIY DO IT which looks the most promising and a few others


that I cant remember.




Any opinions welcome, cheers




Dave










You probably don't want to know this, but there are loads and loads of

Android apps...



I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...


Does it work, well it's andriod ;-)

As I thought you needed an externalm coil.

Is there a water diviner app too, maybe a UFO detector also.
as long as they're free I'll try them, must find that cat translator I heard about.





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On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:56:23 -0800 (PST), whisky-dave wrote:

I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...


Does it work, well it's andriod ;-)


The one I downloaded does, at least for magnetic materials.

As I thought you needed an externalm coil.


Depends if your droid has the magnetic sensor or not.

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On 14/11/2012 14:38, Dave Liquorice wrote:
On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:56:23 -0800 (PST), whisky-dave wrote:

I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...


Does it work, well it's andriod ;-)


The one I downloaded does, at least for magnetic materials.

As I thought you needed an externalm coil.


Depends if your droid has the magnetic sensor or not.

Yes - it works on a Galaxy S2.

Can't help thinking that with appropriate Bluetooth devices these phones
could be harnessed to do all sorts of things. And certainly that seems
to be happening in the medical world with some blood testing devices at
least in development.

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On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:47:18 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:
On 14/11/2012 14:38, Dave Liquorice wrote:

On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:56:23 -0800 (PST), whisky-dave wrote:




I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...




Does it work, well it's andriod ;-)




The one I downloaded does, at least for magnetic materials.




As I thought you needed an externalm coil.




Depends if your droid has the magnetic sensor or not.




Yes - it works on a Galaxy S2.



Can't help thinking that with appropriate Bluetooth devices these phones

could be harnessed to do all sorts of things. And certainly that seems

to be happening in the medical world with some blood testing devices at

least in development.



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If you have a suitable phone set it up as a hot spot and log on via that
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On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:47:18 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:
On 14/11/2012 14:38, Dave Liquorice wrote:

On Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:56:23 -0800 (PST), whisky-dave wrote:




I was somewhat surprised to find a metal detector app...




Does it work, well it's andriod ;-)




The one I downloaded does, at least for magnetic materials.




As I thought you needed an externalm coil.




Depends if your droid has the magnetic sensor or not.




Yes - it works on a Galaxy S2.



Can't help thinking that with appropriate Bluetooth devices these phones

could be harnessed to do all sorts of things. And certainly that seems

to be happening in the medical world with some blood testing devices at

least in development.


I'm not sure a phone can test blood..... I know lots of things are happening in the medical world quite a few of my students do that, but the phone is only the output device it's not really used for actual testing.

You could do blood/breathe alcohol level, but somehow the phones go to have the relivant cirucitry. I suprised that aren;'t used for measuring speed too,rather than rely on a cars speedo, but I get the impression the errors might be too large.





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On 15/11/2012 16:07, fred wrote:
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:47:18 PM UTC, polygonum wrote:



Can't help thinking that with appropriate Bluetooth devices these
phones could be harnessed to do all sorts of things. And certainly
that seems to be happening in the medical world with some blood
testing devices at least in development.


If you have a suitable phone set it up as a hot spot and log on via
that

Sorry, fred, but I really don't understand what you are saying there.

I was pointing out that there is a device in development which connects
to a smart phone and exploits its processing capacity, etc. to perform a
number of tests on a blood sample.

My phone (in common with many others) is able to act as a mobile
wireless hotspot.

Yes - the remote device could use wifi - but the ultra low power
Bluetooth 4 has several advantages.

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On 15/11/2012 16:29, whisky-dave wrote:


I'm not sure a phone can test blood..... I know lots of things are
happening in the medical world quite a few of my students do that,
but the phone is only the output device it's not really used for
actual testing.

You could do blood/breathe alcohol level, but somehow the phones go
to have the relivant cirucitry. I suprised that aren;'t used for
measuring speed too,rather than rely on a cars speedo, but I get the
impression the errors might be too large.


On its own, I'd struggle to see how a blood test could work. Which was
why I wrote "with appropriate Bluetooth devices". And one that uses the
flash of the phone is this:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...5656631200454X

Not entirely sure if this particular device incorporates Bluetooth - I
think not - but other devices might well do so and it is easy to see why
that might be of use. One of the most obvious, though trivial,
applications would be to collect data from a standalone portable blood
pressure machine such as are readily available.

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