My brother and I used to watch the anime Outlaw Star together as kids, so I decided to get him something based on the show as a gift this year. Being a relatively unpopular show that hasn’t been on the air in years, there was basically no merchandise available. So I decided to make my own. This is a clock made to look like the computer Gillium II from the show.
I didn’t do too much of the actual meat of the software. My job was mostly to program the inter-board communication, set up the kernel and software on the main processor, and do some of the hardware development to connect everything together.
I have a daily commute that I drive down the US 101 highway. The length of the drive can vary immensely with traffic, and I’ve always been curious what the optimal departure times are. I decided to gather data to solve this empirically, and went on an adventure in finding the right tool for the job.
Here’s a quick project that came together the evening before a long vacation. In order to get a little piece of mind I wanted to set up a simple security camera on a network accessible storage (NAS) server that I had recently set up. What I wanted was a program that could connect to a USB webcam and send me an email with a photo of any motion that occurred.