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Record 26 of 2566
Conversion of the Aeronautics Interactive Workstation
Author and Affiliation:
Riveras, Nykkita L.(Maryland Univ. Baltimore County, Applied Mathematics, Catonsville, MD, United States)
Abstract: This summer I am working in the Educational Programs Office. My task is to convert the Aeronautics Interactive Workstation from a Macintosh (Mac) platform to a Personal Computer (PC) platform. The Aeronautics Interactive Workstation is a workstation in the Aerospace Educational Laboratory (AEL), which is one of the three components of the Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA). The AEL is a state-of-the-art, electronically enhanced, computerized classroom that puts cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of participating students. It provides a unique learning experience regarding aerospace technology that features activities equipped with aerospace hardware and software that model real-world challenges. The Aeronautics Interactive Workstation, in particular, offers a variety of activities pertaining to the history of aeronautics. When the Aeronautics Interactive Workstation was first implemented into the AEL it was designed with Macromedia Director 4 for a Mac. Today it is being converted to Macromedia DirectorMX2004 for a PC. Macromedia Director is the proven multimedia tool for building rich content and applications for CDs, DVDs, kiosks, and the Internet. It handles the widest variety of media and offers powerful features for building rich content that delivers red results, integrating interactive audio, video, bitmaps, vectors, text, fonts, and more. Macromedia Director currently offers two programmingkripting languages: Lingo, which is Director's own programmingkripting language and JavaScript. In the workstation, Lingo is used in the programming/scripting since it was the only language in use when the workstation was created. Since the workstation was created with an older version of Macromedia Director it hosted significantly different programming/scripting protocols. In order to successfully accomplish my task, the final product required correction of Xtra and programming/scripting errors. I also had to convert the Mac platform file extensions into compatible file extensions for a PC.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20050186632
(Acquired Jul 12, 2005)
Subject Category: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Research Symposium II; (SEE 20050186580)
Meeting Sponsor: NASA Glenn Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Financial Sponsor: Maryland Univ. Baltimore County; Applied Mathematics; Catonsville, MD, United States
Organization Source: Maryland Univ. Baltimore County; Applied Mathematics; Catonsville, MD, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: EDUCATION; AERONAUTICS; WORKSTATIONS; MULTIMEDIA; OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; STUDENTS; ERRORS
Availability Notes: Abstract Only; Available from STI Support Services only as part of the entire parent document
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