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Jeremy Ciske
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Hello everyone, 
A while back I had posted a question about the current project I have been working on which was a project management application that would allow an engineer to determine the proper steps in seeing a project through from beginning to end.  My question was how to set up a database for each individual project.  Now I really didn't get any responses to that post, but I did fumble my way through to a point that I feel is good.  I would like to get others thoughts and comments about the process I took.  

Basically what I have done so far:
1. Created a page that would allow the user to create a new project.  Each project is saved as a database using the name the user had given the project.  There are a couple of issues I would like to solve with this particular setup. One being that using the name that the user entered, I have stripped any characters and spaces from the input and made everything all lowercase for the database.  The problem I have is if the project is two or more words everything is stripped from those words and when the name is brought back it comes in the way it is stored.  Is there anyway to store the original name somewhere without causing a security issue and keeping the original format?

2. Once the database has been created the user is presented with a basic setup page, along with the rest of the pages needed for the project, that allows them to enter more specific information about the project, including the project name that is recalled from the specific database, but again the returned text is stripped of all spaces and I lose the original format.  Anyway, once this form is filled out it is saved as a table within the specific database for that specific page, and each page performs similarly.  Is this the best way to store the information.  

3. So that the user can select a specific project, I created a page that gets all of the databases(projects) from the server and lists them as links.  Each link takes them to the specific project that then turns around and queries the database tables for information pertaining to the specific project page.  One issue that I am having is keeping the name of the project in the URL query string across multiple pages, would a cookie be a better solution for this?
 
4. All of this work I have done has been created using HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and PHP, my question here is my use of Javascript, JQuery, and PHP have been quite limited and am not very familiar with the proper syntax and styling of these languages and have created several separate files for each individual type of functionality that I require.  Now the javascript and Jquery I haven't had too many issues scaling similar functions to a single file but for the life of me I cannot seem to get the PHP to work together like I can with the others.  I have tried to create functions but have discovered that those functions cannot be called directly from HTML, but with twice as much scripting through javascript I can.  I don't know that I want to take those extra steps to do that or do I?
 
I think I will stop here for the moment and see what anyone else thinks on the questions I have so far.  Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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These are my sanitising functions that I used to use. It can handle file names and preserve some html tags.
(under the PHP tab.) Feel free to use.

http://www.GLGibson.com.au/codeExamples.php
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Current Builds  - 
 
Anyone have any projects they will be working on over the winter.  I would love to see them, and see the steps that you have taken to build your project.  Videos and Images are always welcome, don't be shy.  If there is something you need help with and some idea's that may help, don't hesitate to post them here...

Looking forward to seeing your projects.
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When ypu have been building helis as long as I ihave. You don't even need the manuals.
Just open the bags and put the bits together. Align helis are my favourite heli. Go together well and fly well
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► Javascript jQuery  - 
 
In need of a little help
I am working on a web project management application and have gotten myself stuck.  I want to use a database to store each of the projects in it's own table, then within that table are the files, rather documents, that the engineer will use to track the project.  The problem I am having is, I know how to create a new table each time a project is created but cannot figure out how to store a copy of my default HTML files (the documents) within that table and then be able to call them up as the user navigates through the documents.  I think I can figure out the navigation part but could use help on the database part.  Thank you in advance...
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+David Espana​ Yes sorry forgot to mention that.
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Jeremy Ciske

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I am a recent Game Software Development graduate.  Most of my work has been done in C++ and C# and have been studying Java and Android for the last 5 or 6 months on my own.  The problem I am having is that I have some, what I feel are some great game ideas, as well as some pseudo code to help with building the actual code.  However I have no idea where to begin when it comes to Android.  I have followed many tutorials only to find that they don't really work and are not extensible.  I would like to build my game entirely through the Android SDK and not use a Game Engine just yet. Recently I purchased some books on Android game development, Android Threading, and just basic Android App driven books and some reference books on Java and Java for Android but they all seem to lead in completely different directions.  I don't feel, and I may be wrong, that these books are leading me in the right direction to properly start and build a game.  

So I thought I would ask here if any of you could either point me in the right direction to starting my graphic puzzle game or maybe be interested in in becoming a mentor to me so that I can at least understand what exactly needs to be done to get a game started.

Thank you in advance to any and all willing to help. 

Current books that I have read or are reading:
Android for Programmers - An App-Driven Approach: Deitel Developer series
Data Structures & Problem Solving Using Java: Mark Allen Weiss
Java Programming: D.S. Malik
Beginning Android 4: Grant Allen
Learning Android Application Programming: James Talbot/Justin McLean
Efficient Android Threading: Anders Goransson
Android Programming The Big Nerd Ranch Guide: Bill Phillips/Brian Hardy
Beginning Android 4 Games Development
Learning Android Game Programming
Pro Android Games
The Android Developers Cookbook
Android User Interface Development Beginner Guide
Android Essentials
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Android SDK it's not the best option for game development. Libgdx is a good option. 
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Setup How-to  - 
 
 
Following on from show 5 where we had the Align factory boys on and talking all things Align. Here we have a video from Colin Bell, another Align pilot with quite a useful guide to preventative maintenence. And most of the tips are not "Align only" they can be transferred to any heli!

We hope you guys find it useful
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This is the color kit...
SAB Goblin 570 Flybarless Electric Helicopter Red/Yellow Kit (SG570) by SAB Heli Division - We are now taking pre-orders for the new SAB Goblin 570 helicopters. First batch of these new Goblins is due to arrive early to mid...
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Anyone going to be flying at all this weekend?  Don't forget to take some video's of it and post them here...
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Flying my kite maybe. Lol to damn windy out here.
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Since I haven't been flying for a few months now, I decided that I would search for the best way to store my batteries.  I know many of us in the winter time discontinue flying our birds and come back after a long winter to find that our batteries are dead or have puffed.  In my search I found this fairly informative video and thought that it would be good to post here.  If any of you have any additions to this video please feel free to comment.
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Open Discussion  - 
 
Sorry I haven't written anything for a couple of days I have been trying to get some work done.  Yesterday I went to +Vortex Hobbies R/C Hobby Store and worked with Tim on setting up my Gpro on my Align 550L.  We got about half way through it all before they were closing.  I am going to attempt to finish the work today.  It's a really neat setup, all of the settings are done in the gyro rather than the transmitter.  All I had to do in the transmitter was set the swashplate to H1 and adjust my travel settings.  The binding process is also done through the gyro, rather than putting in a bind plug.  I will be able to explain in much more detail once I am done.  Have a great day everyone...
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Look forward to your results!
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Open Discussion  - 
 
Here in SLC, the weather is getting a little better, and I can't wait till it finally warms up and quits raining/snowing.  Anyone have any projects going on?  Any flying videos you would like to share? or any fixit/flying techniques you can share?  Don't be shy we want to see and hear all about everyone's efforts.
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RC Heli BREAKING NEWS  - 
 
 
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Soko Heli Tool Review

I [Kev] have been having some issues with a couple of my helis recently, where they fly differently inverted to upright. And going over and over the setup, I couldn’t see anything wrong with it. But could definitely tell there was when flying the heli. All symptoms pointed to the throws being unequal, but the older style mechanical gauges I was using were telling me that it was fine. So I decided it was high time I got my ass into the 21st century and bought a super accurate digital gauge. 

Now the choice here is VAST, The list is pretty much endless. Then I happened to come upon Soko Heli Tool, out of New Zealand. Who, and I quote offer “A unique setup methodology” Now me being me I bought into that right away!! 

I watched their Youtube video’s and was seriously impressed at the simplicity and accuracy of use of this setup tool. So money was parted with and a week later (from New Zealand remember! No one stocks this in the UK yet) my Soko Heli Tool arrived!

I have used the BeastX pitch gauge in the past, borrowed from a friend and it does the job. However setting up a model with the blades on is hard work and requires lots of space. Being able to do the setup on the bench makes it much easier to move the head without disturbing the model and messing up the leveling process that you so carefully completed!

The unique feature of this set-up tool is the platform that the Soko Heli Tool sits on. Its a decagon with various bolt holes and thicknesses to suit every size of blade grip out there as well as being able to be bolted to the head button hole in the head to make it easier to level the heli in all orientations.

This tool can also be used to calibrate the tail blade throws of the heli, and even give you an accurate reading of your centre of gravity. I have not gone into that part of the tools capabilities just yet but it is something that I will be trying in the near future. Full details of the methodology of these actions is available on the Soko website.

Videos of the setup processes can be found at http://www.youtube.com/sokohelitools/

And their website is http://www.soko-heli-tools.com/

This kit cost me just under £50 posted from New Zealand which to me represents amazing value. And now its something that I cannot do without. I just wish someone in the UK would snap this up to make it more accessible!

Links
http://www.soko-heli-tools.com/downloads/instructions/instructions_v2.3.pdf
 http://www.youtube.com/sokohelitools/
http://www.soko-heli-tools.com/
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RC Heli BREAKING NEWS  - 
 
If you like SAB Goblin's you should check this out....
SAB Goblin 570 Flybarless Electric Helicopter Grey/White Kit (SG571) by SAB Heli Division - We are now taking pre-orders for the new SAB Goblin 570 helicopters. First batch of these new Goblins is due to arrive early to mid...
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I have earned my Bachelor's Degree with a focus on Game Software Development as of May 2014.  I am currently building business applications for a local engineering firm, as well as working on some of my own games and applications.  At this time my main focus is on mobile development, but I also work on keeping my skill sharp through the use of many other languages such C/C++, C#, Java, and Unity.  In my spare time I like to fly RC Helicopters and have been doing so for a little over 3 years now.
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    Working as lead developer on a couple of business applications based on the oil industry. Designing and building these applications for use on Android mobile tablets. Each application is being created from scratch based on the needs of the company.
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