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Author Topic: MetroTimer -- Metronome plus Countdown Timer -- For Speed Reading Practice  (Read 1504 times)
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« on: August 08, 2012, 04:20:49 PM »


Another possible project, which I could use, for one.

Metronome Timer.  User adjustable tones per minute.  Countdown timer.

Purpose of project:  Speed reading practice.  Eye-movement pacing.

There are plenty of metronomes out there.  But not what I need.

From my standpoint what's crucial is:

-- Small and simple.  (preferably 250 pixels wide or less)

-- Remembers where it is being opened and run on desktop.  Reopens in exactly that same place.  (say, upper right-hand corner)

-- Remembers amount of time to start counting down.  (say, 10 minutes)

-- Remembers number of tones per minute user wants.  (say, 120)

-- Can start sounding and counting down immediately upon execution.  (no need to even press Start)

-- Gives some obvious indication when time is finished.  (perhaps a long tone)


Enhancement possibilities:

-- User-selectable color scheme.  (not too distracting)

-- User-adjustable tone signals.  (higher or lower, maybe specific like 440 Hz)


The idea is to fire up the ebook reader, double-click MetroTimer, and read, read, read....

Thanks!

Nicholas Kormanik


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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 04:24:28 PM »

Is this something you want to run from the ereader, or from PC?
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 04:28:57 PM »

Thanks for asking.  Just the PC.

Old timer.  Still Windows XP.  Big ol' traditional monitors -- but 1600x1200 res.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 04:36:32 PM »

Thanks for asking.  Just the PC.

Old timer.  Still Windows XP.  Big ol' traditional monitors -- but 1600x1200 res.


Had to be sure smiley - Don't know if I will have time to do it myself, but things like this help whoever will be doing it, and save them from asking.  Cool
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