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post #11 of 21
another option is to write a shortest-path algorithm. you could even ad a little visual with it, like a mouse trying to find the cheese in a maze. That wouldn't be to bad, just do a little research on how it works.
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post #12 of 21
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But eh, TSP really isn't that fun, lot of logic. Would impress your teacher/prof though!
Logic = Fun!

A maze pathfinder would be good. Or how about a variable size Soduku solver (someone else wrote a Java one here)?
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post #13 of 21
In an AI class, we built a text based minesweeper game, and then built an agent to solve it is as fast as possible. It was a lot of fun - my agent was second fastest!

Lisp sucks though
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Stupid, I don't know why but your av really weirds me out...
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i decided to do the TSP, it looks cool, idk if I understood it right, but I am doing something, doesn't seem to hard, but it's good enough to pass
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Solve a NP-Hard problem like the Traveling Salesman.

What level of programming are we talking about? HS, college, graduate?
You can't solve this problem per se... but it is a fun assignment.

Some other fun assignments are drawing mandelbrot and julia sets. Recursive art. Varius NP problems as suggested. Pattern recognition.. etc.

Here is must have for comp sci majors. I've completed quite a few of these... they are very very fun to do. They also require lots of thinking. You'll see the TSP assignment listed here.

http://www.cs.princeton.edu/introcs/assignments/
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post #17 of 21
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yeah, the real problem is we never learned any GUI, so everything I do is going to be text based, does anyone know a good java gui type tutorial, because I am very good at problem solving in programming, and I have a real good understanding of java, it's just I never learned gui in my class, and haven't bothered buying a book on it
post #18 of 21
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yeah, the real problem is we never learned any GUI, so everything I do is going to be text based, does anyone know a good java gui type tutorial, because I am very good at problem solving in programming, and I have a real good understanding of java, it's just I never learned gui in my class, and haven't bothered buying a book on it
As DuckieHo metioned, I just finished a Sudoku solver (can be found in my sig) and between the java API and this link, the whole process was a breeze:

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutor...onentlist.html

Both places will tell you basically anything you'll need to know for GUI. It's really quite easy.

As far as a problem, have you ever done the Towers of Hanoi? I personally HATE recursion, but it's an interesting entry-level problem. Also, is there any thing you do on a regular basis that would be much easier if you had a program for it? For the majority of my assignments, I'll just write a program that can do the work for me, and by the time I'm done the program it took half the time of the work and I have an even better understanding of the material. If you can find a way to code something that'll make your life easier, do that for your project.
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post #19 of 21
Yeah, like C-bro said, GUIs in Java is pretty easy.
Google Java GUI tutorials or Java GUI blah, and some useful stuff will come up. The Java APIs are great too
You could make the game Mancala.
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I was thinking today.... why not do something with OpenGL? Just download the package and program in C++. Do some lighting effects on objects. It will be awesome!
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