Introducing BlinkyBird (for Google Glass)

UPDATE: BlinkyBird has inexplicably been updated to work with Glass XE22 (11/17/2014)!

I’ve been intending to write some kind of Google Glass app for the last several months – but was having trouble getting inspired.

Then it hit me – how about a Flappy Bird … (read more)

123D Catch

I’ve been playing with Autodesk’s 123D “Catch”

http://www.123dapp.com/catch

It’s a free app that transforms sequences of still images into a 3d model of an object.

Here’s a sample video I did:

It does the processing “in the cloud” – in conjunction with a client-side application.… (read more)

Hanford Site Tour

In early August I took a tour of the Hanford Site located near Richland, Washington.

Hanford was created in 1943 to produce plutonium for nuclear bombs. Operating until the late 80’s – its 9 nuclear reactors produced enough material for 60,000 weapons.

The tour encompassed … (read more)

Electric Ducted Fan “Jet” Bike

Over the last year – I’ve toyed with the notion of making an EDF fan bike.

I finally got around to putting one together – here’s some test footage:

EDF is short for Electric Ducted Fan. They are basically enclosed propellers for model airplanes – … (read more)

$2.50 iPhone Bumper Case

I just got my iPhone 4.

When I picked it up the first time – I cringed. It’s very pretty – but with a glass screen and a glass back – it seems leaving the house without a case is a recipe for disaster.

So … (read more)

Radiation Exposure Levels

I’ve been collecting a number of (relatively) low-level radioactive samples for use with my cloud chamber project.

Now that I’ve been playing with the stuff for a while – I figure it’s time to get a better understanding of radiation measurements so I can … (read more)