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[APP]metal detector - v1.0.0.0

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14th February 2010, 11:00 PM   |  #1  
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metal Detector for HTC HD2
idea & code: 6Fg8
artwork: youmeus



supported devices
HTC HD2, nothing else!

How it works
The built-in compass uses the earth's magnetic field to calculate the deviation from magnetic north. As with every compass, if you put a piece of metal nearby, it gets deviated. Thats what i use here to detect metal.

Testing
Place your device flat on a surface. After starting the app, the gauge should show zero. If it doesnt, take your device and write a couple of "eights" in the air (this is to get rid of magnetism which might get stuck in the sensors).
Then use a pair of scissor or something the like and move it slowly to the right side of your device. At a distance of approx. 5 cm. the gauge should start to move. Take your device and move it with its right side near metals, and see if the gauge shows values.

How to recalibrate the electronic compass
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Version history
v1.0
- detection algorithm improved (tilt compensation)
- sensitivity slider (red) now working
- continous ticking after app exit solved
- new app icon, thanks jaguaralani
- now uses HW accelerated opengl (problem with silvermoon solved, thanks Phippu)
v0.2
changed skin, added sound ticks and vibration
v0.1
first public release (alpha)

download metal detector


planned for future versions
DONE new skin
DONE sound ticks
DONE- vibration
DONE adjustable sensitivity (offset no longer needed)
DONE improved detection algorithm
- 3rd party skinning options
- save vibrate and sound settings

-additional skin:

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very nice,will test it
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very nice,will test it

Hey DJ, always one of the first
14th February 2010, 11:27 PM   |  #4  
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Hey DJ, always one of the first

i try to see it all you know,btw i really like to follow you and what your dooing again and of course very impressed as i know its coming from a girl

Tested and working fine,also when i turn my device to the right the nail is gooing up but when the device is flat its working fine,thanks.
14th February 2010, 11:53 PM   |  #5  
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works ok but if you turn device up side down it dosn't work:/
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works ok but if you turn device up side down it dosn't work:/

And if you turn your deviceupside down you canīt see the screen...

Works awesome, but need a better interface...
15th February 2010, 01:22 AM   |  #7  
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works ok but if you turn device up side down it dosn't work:/

Yes it does....


Good job, lol, nice little plaything
15th February 2010, 01:27 AM   |  #8  
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Cool device man! Keep on the good job...


are there already results? Can we say that this app is accurate?


I can use it very good but I need to rely on it that it shows the right values...
15th February 2010, 01:32 AM   |  #9  
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Um, how can this work? I thought it was a digital compass that was in the phone, not a genuine magnetic compass... Not doubting your hard work here. I just didn't think it was a genuine physical compass in either the HD2 or the iPhone.

Sorry, a bit confused.
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Um, how can this work? I thought it was a digital compass that was in the phone, not a genuine magnetic compass... Not doubting your hard work here. I just didn't think it was a genuine physical compass in either the HD2 or the iPhone.

Sorry, a bit confused.

It is a real sensor, a magneto-inductive sensor that can pick up the earths magnetic field and work out its direction of flow, and hence north. Although we think of them as 'digital compasses', they are more accurately 'electronic compasses' with no moving parts.

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