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 put in the requisite amount […]
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 it sits and optimize its […]
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. Well, it turned out that […]
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 0. In water, the sensor’s […]
I have been building with Arduino for a while and one of my initial goals was to connect one to the Internet and experiment. Finally, I have decided to take the next step towards this goal. IoT hardware There are many ways to connect an Arduino (I use Uno for now but I might get a Mega soon—more […]
On April 26, Amazon introduced a new device in the Echo ecosystem. From Amazon Developer’s Blog: “Echo Look is a hands-free camera and style assistant that helps customers look their best. Using just their voice, customers can take full-length photos and short videos so they can see themselves from every angle and create lookbooks using […]
On Tuesday, April 25, I attended To Be Designed, a one-day virtual conference produced by Rosenfeld Media. Topics were AI and UX heavy—awesome. The speakers were stellar. My notes are copious and I will probably have to watch some presentations again to absorb ideas. What are my key takeaways? IoT is about service Mike Kuniavsky‘s talk, The UX […]