Time Tagger App (Part 1)

I’ve wanted to document my work from start to finish on a project for a while, so I decided to try a screen capture program. I’ve used a bunch of different programs in the past, but I found that I had good luck with one called “Open Broadcaster Software”. It took a little playing with to get the settings reasonable, but I eventually got it working pretty well, and recorded myself setting up the environment and creating a very simple Pebble app:

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Infinity Mirror

Infinity mirrors are an optical illusion that gives the impression of a long corridor, by sandwiching some lights between two mirrored surfaces. I’ve been interested in trying to make a project using this affect, and wanted to do a simple test to see if the window tint I found would work. I was able to get a quick proof of concept working with relatively little effort.

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Blinky Statues

Over the holidays I wanted to come up with a simple project that could be somewhat streamlined for “mass production”. I’ve always liked working with clay and decided to make figurines with some circuitry embedded in them. Of course the circuit had to be functional , so I decided to go with a simple breathing LED controlled with a 555 timer.

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Outlaw Star Gillium II Clock

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.


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A GPS Spoofing Work Project

One of my work projects from awhile back popped up on Ars Technica.

My Baby!

http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/how-to-bring-down-mission-critical-gps-networks-with-2500/

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.

This work previously had a minor mention in Slashdot http://it.slashdot.org/story/12/12/10/0012217/researchers-find-crippling-flaws-in-global-gps