I am writing a memoir about growing up in a working class Irish Catholic home in Boston's Dorchester Lower Mills neighborhood in the 1960s.
The narrator & interview footage for Verstehen Video's documentary, Machinery of Death: A History of the Electric Chair has completed and I have started pre-assembly tasks like coming up a broadcast design, color correcting interview footage, keying the green screen narration and organizing the still images to be used.
This project involves collecting and analyzing temperature readings from an array of wifi connected temperature sensors. The temperature sensors are being prototyped with Raspberry Pis and battery-powered Arduino MRK100s.
I've been working with Google's Edge TPU on their Coral development board for object recognition.
I need to write up this completed project. It consists of a consumer box electric smoker that's been modified to maintain a set temperature. An Android app controls an Arduino Yun which runs a program that turns the electric element on/off using thermocouple readings to maintain the set temperature.
I obtained a set of Blue Sky 2.1 monitors from a defunct local recording studio. These speakers are bi-amped with built-in Class A/B 100 watt amps. However, they were the first generation of the speakers and the circuit boards suffer from low production quality. Rather than try to repair or recreate the boards, a external solution was arrived at that provides superior quality sound.
This project was started as an alternative social network to the ubiquitous and thoroughly dreadful Facebook. It was not conceived to compete with Facebook but rather be a completely different approach by using online tools to strengthen existing "real" social networks. Two relevant features would be no ads and privacy of personal information. A first description of the project with some readers comments is here.
The project was shelved when I was unable to convince even my friends to give up Facebook. However, I still think it's a good idea.