‘Uncategorized’ Archive

Life Accomplishments December 18, 2013 No Comments

In no particular order, this is the short list of the accomplishments in life that I am most proud of. This is the most concise way to learn what I’m all about. Accomplishment Summary Links CSCI 445 robot Enabled a small robot to have robust localization with a particle filter and basic object recognition from [...]

BeagleBone Black Media Center PC November 27, 2013 No Comments

I’m a bit tired of paying $8/month for Hulu Plus to watch the same content on my TV that I can watch on my computer for free. Especially since I only mostly do watch TV on my PC and only the occasional episode at my couch, it just seems silly to pay the month fee. [...]

Mr. Aqua 730M 3gal Aquarium Log September 7, 2013 No Comments

I spent this past labor day re-aquascaping my shrimp tank at work. I picked up a new Mr. Aqua 3 gallon long tank along with some Baby Tears and Dwarf Hair Grass from Anthony at Lotus Aquarium. I also grabbed some extra Money Wort from my tank at home for the backdrop. What do you think? [...]

Fluval Edge 6gal Aquarium Log January 3, 2013 No Comments

Check out my new aquarium! The tank is a six gallon Fluval Edge. I currently have it stocked with one male red gold tuxedo guppy, two female guppies, and one red cherry shrimp (four were eaten as soon as I put them in the tank.) I also have a couple live plants including Java Fern, [...]

Wifi Bandwidth Experiment November 5, 2012 No Comments

I had been noticing pretty poor Wifi performance with my Mecanumbot, especially when I’m trying to visualize data with rviz remotely. After a couple weeks of dealing slow performance and tethering the robot with an Ethernet cord, I finally decided to kick my Netgear WNR2000 v2 router to the curb and look for something new. [...]

Website Transition November 4, 2012 No Comments

Today I transferred a lot of content to a new WordPress site (which you are reading now.) This is the fourth version of my website and marks the departure from the custom content managements system I started in high school. There is still a lot more content to move, but hopefully this will be a much better [...]

SpaceX Microcontroller Class February 10, 2012 No Comments

I taught a microcontroller class to a few people at work this week. The goal of the class was to show people how easy it is to interface hardware and software with an Arduino. Each participant was given a little project to complete by the end of the day. The first half of the class [...]

Quick Flight at USC January 16, 2011 No Comments

I had a quick flight at USC this morning with the Extra 300 and the GoPro HD Hero. Below are two pictures from the flight. The third picture was taken from an EasyStar this afternoon near the Coliseum during an AeroDesign Team test flight. Click on the pictures to view larger (OK, really large) versions.

RC Flying w/ GoPro HD January 4, 2011 No Comments

I took out my new GoPro HD Hero Naked camera today for a spin on my ParkZone Extra 300. I used the full HD recording (1920×1080 pixels @ 30 fps) option and the footage looks pretty good if you ask me! The only thing that kinda bothered me is how the exposure setting seemed to [...]

The Quadrotor’s Coming of Age July 1, 2010 No Comments

I just had an article published by Illumin! After working there for more than a year, it is cool to see something I’ve written on the site. The article is called The Quadrotor’s Coming of Age and it covers the past, present, and future of four-rotored vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles. Check it out if you are interested in [...]