The Other Andy Grove

Wyzecam Review

March 08, 2018

I’ve recently been experimenting with a couple of Wyzecam cameras and have been recommending them to friends, family, and neighbors ever since and everyone seems really happy with them so I figured I’d try and spread the word further and write up a proper review.

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Ultrasonic Pi Piano - Completed Project

July 23, 2017

Several months after creating the Ultrasonic Pi Piano prototype, I have now designed an enclosure for it. The design is very simple but it means that this project is now packaged up and complete.

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The Hackaday Effect

May 07, 2017

So this is what happens when your fun hobby project gets featured on Hackaday. I guess I've had my 5 minutes of fame and now I have gone back to obscurity. It's interesting to note that this traffic spike to my YouTube videos only netted me a couple of bucks in revenue so I'm still several years away from receiving my first $100 payout. I'd better not quit the day job just yet!

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Sparkfun AVC 2016

September 18, 2016

We were unable to compete at Sparkfun AVC at all this year due to issues with our compass. Things were working pretty well during practice the day before although the compass was off by about 10 degrees on the run to the first corner. Here's a video from practice which demonstrates obstacle avoidance kicking in when the vehicle was drifting too close to the hay bales.

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AVC update 8/29

August 29, 2016

After two pretty intense weekends of learning more about Rust, I now have the new autonomous vehicle basically working. We took it for the very first test run last night and here's the video as captured and instrumented by the Rust code:

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I'm porting my AVC entry to Raspberry Pi + Rust !

August 24, 2016

I very recently started using the Rust programming language professionally and although I am still working my way through the learning curve, I feel that I am proficient enough to "get it done" even if it isn't using the most idiomatic Rust code. I'm enjoying the language immensely and have been spending evenings and weekends challenging myself to solve various problems in Rust.

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3D Printed Voice Changer Case

June 13, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Denver Maker Faire, I decided to design a case to hold an Arduino and the voice changer shield that I had designed. I wanted to make it easy for people to have a go at talking like a Dalek. It turned out to be a huge success!

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