Hi guys, by popular demand, this is a file containing five different animated speedometers and a tachometer (rpm-meter). I can recognize two models: a Toyota Camry and a Ford Crown Victoria. They work great. The rest I am not sure what they are, I would appreciate if you tell me. Just leave a comment. The model works in all versions of Excel. Cheers, George… Read More... "A Family of Speedometers in Excel"
Hello everyone, this is a tutorial in which a virtual Excel joystick controlled by mouse movements on a scatter chart has been demonstrated . While in operation, a macro updates the coordinates of the pointer in two spreadsheet cells. The two coordinates are then incorporated in formulas which limit the range of motion of the joystick. Just like a real… Read More... "A Virtual Joystick – How Can You Make That ? – tutorial"
Hi Folks, there are many available built-in spreadsheet functions in Excel. Ocasionaly one might need to write a special custom function. This second short tutorial is an introduction to that. Creating a “Time Stamp” function is presented as a first example after which a concatenation function between a custom formatted date and a string (text) is introduced. This last function came about from… Read More... "Writing Excel User Defined Functions in VBA – part #2 – time stamping, concatenating date and text while maintaining the date format"
There are many available built-in spreadsheet functions in Excel. Occasionally one might need a very special custom function. This short tutorial is an introduction about how to write a user defined function which calculate the distance between two points in a Cartesian plane. The topic will be continued and custom functions will occasionally be used in future models. We’d love… Read More... "Writing Excel User Defined Functions in VBA – part #1 – the distance function"
Hi guys, here is the final part of tutorial about creating a digital clock in Excel. It is a good tutorial about general use of sprites in animation, especially the first half. Tell us your thoughts, George [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Building an Digital Clock in Excel – part #2 – a full digital clock model using the “digit” sprites by George Lungu… Read More... "Creating a Digital Clock #2 – sprite driver, timing macro and functions, full model"
Hello! Due to some incompatibility, I re-adjusted the old digital clock for the 2007 version of Excel. In Excel 2003 or earlier if you click on a chart point twice (with a certain delay between clicks) you can paste a picture and have the data point actually convert into that picture. In 2007 the same trick works but somehow the picture… Read More... "Digital Clock Model – an Excel 2007 adaptation"
Hi there, this is a better version of Pong, in which you play with a virtual opponent. It does not have a score board yet and the opponent is theoretically unbeatable. I will be improving it further. Excel 2007 is quite slow on this one. In order to get maximum speed out of Excel 2007 make sure you zoom in as much as… Read More... "Game of PONG #2"
Hi folks, this is a “practice box” for pong. The green button will “Start-Stop” the model and will also link the mouse to the bat (racket) for game control . The bat control is very smooth and quick and no mouse clicking is necessary. The red “Serve” button will shoot a new ball when you loose the old one (you don’t need to stop… Read More... "Game of Pong #1 – a dynamic training box with sound effects"
Here is another example of sprite animation in Excel (Office 2007 will work fine, though a little bit slower). We’d love to hear from you. George Read More... "City Lights in North America – sprite animation"
Hi guys, here is an animation I made yesterday by downloading 120 pictures of the Earth taken 12 minutes apart by satelites above the equator at 30 degrees longitude west on 10/01/2010. The pictures are 500 x 500 pixels and they are pasted as a background of a chart by a slimmed down VBA macro. You can change the speed of… Read More... "Day and Night Over the Atlantic – an example of sprite animation"
Hi guys, here is a dynamic digital clock model in Excel I made today. The display looks very realistic. I studied for this all the clocks in the house including the stove, microwave oven and washing machine clocks, plus some pictures on Google. It will display your local computer time. It uses “sprites” as a method of creating the digits. I… Read More... "A Realistic Looking Digital Clock Model"
Hello folks, here is a tutorial about building a clock in Excel. Enjoy! [sociallocker][/sociallocker] Building a live Excel clock by George Lungu Here are a few date and time functions in VBA: Now : Current date and time. Example: 7/5/00 3:16:38 PM returned by Now Date : Current date only. Example: 7/5/00 returned by Date Time : Current time only. … Read More... "How to Make an Analog Clock in Excel"
Hi guys, here is a simple file with a bunch of clocks. The code is very basic and the whole workbook is fully open so you can see how it’s done. All the spread sheet calculations are contained in the upper left corner and the VBA code is just few lines long. Click the “Run-Pause Clock” button to start or pause… Read More... "Time in VBA Part#1 – Japanese Clocks"
Hi everybody, Today we’ll talk about dynamic macros very useful in engineering modeling, scientific modeling, games etc. Dynamic macros are created using two different type of loops: “For” and “Do”. – Two different but equivalent conditional “Do” loops are explored. – It is shown that macros can be assigned to drawing shapes, pictures, graph, etc. – A highly valuable Run/Pause macro… Read More... "Dynamic Macros #1"