Author: thebillplease

The adventures in food tracking

I’ve been interested in optimizing how we source, cook, and store food for many years. I started exploring ways to connect loyalty cards across grocery stores, which obviously met stalling resistance from grocery chains...

iPhone 5 dock

As Apple decided to once again change the connector, I was faced with a decision – buy another ugly dock or build one myself. Given that I had pine lying around, I decided to...

Dining Table

For some unexplained reason, I decided to build a dining table. After obsessing over different types of brazilian wood – beautiful woods such as jacaranda, cedro, and mogno – I ended up reasoning that...

Fixing Arduino Ethernet and RFM12 Communication

Fixing Arduino Ethernet and RFM12 Communication

Unfortunately, Arduino’s Ethernet shield does not play very nice with other devices that want to use its select pins. After many searches, I came across jcw’s discussion board and Martin’s implementation doc. Because the...

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

My brother has been hacking Kinects to see how accurately it can track people and recognize object. I thought I’d try using a normal (non IR, 3D) camera to see what results I could...