2018


Jun 24

Monitoring the Fermentation of Sourdough Starter with Computer Vision

Bread is love, bread is life; would it be wrong to call it my wife?


Apr 6

From Prototype to Cloud: A Python Recipe Converter

A journey from Jupyter to Flask to Heroku, all in one post.


Feb 9

Synchronous vs Asynchronous Ping Sweep in C# Windows Form

Life is better when you live asynchronously.


Jan 12

Measuring the Spectral Characteristics of a Light Therapy Lamp

Shining the light of truth on a $70 bulb.


2017


Oct 29

Debugger Setup with GDB + OpenOCD in Visual Studio Code

Because this editor is awesome and I want to use it for everything.


Jun 13

Annealing 3D Printed Plastics: Sous Vide Style

When hobbies combine and engineering takes over.


May 9

Battery Power Protection and Regulation PCB

Design of a power management board in Altium.


Apr 4

Overhead Robotic Gantry for Tethered VR Headsets

Tired of cables breaking presence in virtual reality? We are too.


Mar 25

Hakko-Style Solder Fume Extractor

Inhaling 3D printer melted plastic instead of toxic solder fumes.


Mar 23

Resources for 3D Printing with the MP Select Mini

A collection of information to reduce the initial headaches with 3D printing.


Mar 7

New Toy Tuesday: Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer

Giving in to temptation for a tool that can make other tools.


Feb 5

ESP8266 Sous Vide Controller

Immersing food in a temperature controlled water bath.


2016


Nov 15

Tired of Cables in VR? We Are Too.

When VR gives you lemons, you make a lemonade-making robot.


Nov 13

Wooden Phone Stand

Turning a hunk of wood into a hunky tech holder.


Oct 22

Making Do With a Bargain Bin Bandsaw

Sometimes you can get more than what you pay for.


Oct 1

Engineer's Diary

Getting into the habit of writing stuff down because I don't trust my memory.


Jun 2

MECH 458: Capstone 3D Optical Well Imager

Integrating computer vision with automated pipeline inspection.


Jun 1

New Workshop + Plywood Bench Stool

Finally having a garage means finally having space for a proper workbench.


May 25

Adjustable Portable Power Supply

Providing power to the people. Or in this case, hobby projects.


Apr 22

MECH 423: Mechatronics Product Design

Over-engineering the soft-boiled egg with the ultimate kitchen gadget, PerfEGGctâ„¢.


2015


Dec 18

Boo-Boo with the Bamboo Bike

Splitting hairs over split bamboo.


Aug 6

The Making of Project Haikuza: Part 2

When the generator gets a bit smarter, but still not smart enough.


Jul 12

The Making of Project Haikuza: Part 1

The development of a laughable haiku generator in Python.


Jul 10

Project Haikuza

Contributing to society with an interactive, Twitter-based haiku generator.


Jul 8

Places To Be: Howe Sound Crest Trail

A multi-day hike not suitable for beginners. Except I didn't listen.


Jun 23

Co-op: Air Quality Calibration Chamber

Building a clean-room enclosure for testing air quality monitors.


Feb 19

External Ballistics Simulation

Predicting projectile trajectories of shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, shots.


2014


Nov 24

MECH 328: TrailRider Design Project

Designing a next-generation, offroad wheelchair.


Sep 27

Co-op: Drill Cover User Study

Quantifying the performance of a surgical drill designed for low-resource settings.


Aug 29

Bowling With car2go

Roof-mounted rig for vehicular bowling at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival.


Aug 18

Award Winning Bamboo Bike

An organic, gluten-free mode of transportation.


Jan 12

MATLAB Photo Editing Script

Automagically removing obstructions in an image.


2013


Dec 28

Co-op: The Age Effect on Bicycle Helmets

Assessing the safety of your 15 year-old helmet.


Apr 20

MECH 223: Hovercraft Competition

Racing a remote-controlled hovercraft made of cardboard, plastic bags, and pink foam.


2011


Dec 1

Men in Massage: Research Paper

ENG 112 research paper on gender dominated professions.


2010


Jul 10

LEGO Headphones

Making music with the world's favourite construction toy.


2009


Apr 16

A Minty-Fresh Power Pack

Making a portable battery charger before they were cool.