I have a couple of posts in the works, but I’d still like to post some things here. So I decided to start video recap posts. These are videos I’ve watched over the past couple of weeks (some are recent; others are not). Origami-inspired artificial muscles “Researchers at the Wyss […]
Jessica Outlaw is a VR/AR experience researcher and founder of Data Driven LLC. She kindly answered a few questions about her report on women in social VR.
I recently attended a Universal Robots seminar and I had to draw parallels with Rethink Robotics’s cobots.
My TurtleBot3 is assembled and I look into the LiDAR and the first 3D visualizations of the space “seen” by the robot.
It took me years to appreciate Dio’s music. I try to understand why, now that I live 30 min away from the town he grew up in—Cortland, NY.
I got myself a TurtleBot3 Burger for my birthday, this year. Here I’m documenting the process of building the hardware and setting up the software.
I’m not proficient in Jazz but I took a jazz theory class with the amazing Ryan Keberle and it has changed the way I listen to it. I particularly like John Coltrane’s music. A thing I learned about, then, is the idea of paying one’s dues. What a commenter on this forum calls: “Having […]
Apple released its smart speaker, HomePod, on Monday. Not a big surprise: We were expecting them to. I was surprised by the angle they used, though, to sell it during the keynote. They really made it about music: Access to Apple Music, great sound, and its ability to understand where […]
I was excited to receive four ESP8266 ESP-01 but I ran into a few issues. I anticipated a few power issues from Arduino to the ESP8266 so I ordered a 5V – 3.3V adapter. The ESP8266 is not very breadboard friendly, so that made it easier without having to worry about power. […]
My ESP8266 ESP-01 (see this post) was delayed so I got to use my moisture sensor tonight. It is much smaller than I expected (2.25 in) but it looks sturdy. 3 pins: VCC, GND, and OUT (analog). When wired to the board, but with no contact between electrodes, the sensor returned […]