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Community Canvas

By: dominique (community developer)

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Come together with other Chumbians to paint a community canvas. As you make changes others will see them live. Unleash your inner artist.

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  • deviance344

    February 26, 2009

    Lol out of boredom I made a triforce.

  • pretol

    October 29, 2008

    i wish it had more basic colors (black/white/blue/green/etc.), instead of CRAZY PINK, Two shades of blue and lime green. It would also be nice to be able to glide over a group of cells, instead of having to click on every single pixel.

  • joltdude

    August 3, 2008

    Would like to see the pixel size reduced for this and the pallate widened... This rocks

  • alecarmbruster

    July 28, 2008

    dominique: I think that's a great idea, but also, perhaps have a color chooser page where you can choose the colors you want to use, and have alot of them. Alot of good colors are missing on the widget to paint something truly good.

  • sirchadwick

    July 13, 2008

    one more idea: you could take a "movie" of the canvas by taking e.g. a snapshot every time no input comes for a few seconds. take the latest of these snapshots and display them in small! you have 8x7 pixels, you could display them with double pixles, i.e. 16x14, then a total of 340 pictures (20 columns 17 rows) would fit on the 3240x240 screen of the chumby... maybe this could be done server-side. so have a button to switch between drawing and showing the history.

  • dominique

    July 12, 2008

    alecarmbruster: I thought about adding more squares but I decided to keep in the Chumby spirit of using fingers instead of a stylus. Maybe the current squares can be turned into mega squares, then when you click on them they expand into four squares so you can still use your fingers. I wonder if the interface would still be intuitive and fun at that point. What do you think? ApoXX: Interesting idea. I did not know widgets could know about your chums.

  • ApoXX

    July 11, 2008

    Sweet, great idea. I really like the community focus but it would also be cool to see the ability to share canvases with your chums.

  • alecarmbruster

    July 9, 2008

    This is great the way it is, but if there was any way to make it better, I would split each box into four different boxes, and add more colors. Then there would be able to be a lot more diversity. Anybody agree?

  • McConnell

    July 8, 2008

    wife approved! Outstanding widget. My favorite community art project to grace the chumby!

  • alecarmbruster

    July 8, 2008

    Excellent job, dominique!

  • dominique

    July 8, 2008

    sirchadwick: every time you make a change it is sent to a central server that is checked for new changes every five seconds.

  • sirchadwick

    July 7, 2008

    Cool idea! How often is it updated? How do you do the data exchange?