[caption id="attachment_1838" align="alignleft" width="300"] The value 1053 is my commute time, in seconds, returned to the photon.[/caption] There's a lot of data on the internet, and it can make your Arduino or Raspberry pi projects so much cooler. I have a project where my bedside lamp adjusts it's color based on the current weather and foretasted high temperature for the day....Read More
My last post sparked some interesting discussion among some of my cycling friends: Not all weight is equal. The consensus was that weight on the wheels was more important (2x-7x more important) than weight of the frame. I'm having a hard time buying this... but wanted to clearly write out the arguments here. Acceleration and Rotational Inertia Work is the...Read More
disclaimer: I am going to use mixed units throughout this blog post. Get over it. I'll also be rounding a lot to the nearest order of magnitude. [caption id="attachment_1814" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stickers on my rims and frame totaled to about 10 grams.[/caption] I recently peeled all of the stickers off my mountain bike. They weighed in at 10 grams. My...Read More
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I get things done. And as a boss, if there's one thing that I look for in employees, it's not intelligence or ability, but their ability to get stuff done. So here are some basic rules I have that help me be more productive day in and day out. 1) Turn off notifications More and more the research shows we...Read More
My brother is about to finish school and start his first job. I'm writing this post to him, based on lessons and things I've learned along the way, but hopefully it's helpful to everyone! My financial goal here is to live comfortably (not excessively) and be able to retire someday! If your employer has retirement matching, max it out! This is...Read More
I have this bedside lamp I got at a consignment store, and I've always thought that a lamp should be able to do more than just light up the room. There's something beautiful to me of everyday objects becoming a little smarter, and displaying information without us having to look at our screens. So I decided I wanted the lamp...Read More
I love using all flavors of Arduino in the engineering classes I teach. They're great tools, and students do some truly awesome stuff with them. More and more, students want to build connected devices. This used to require an expensive WiFi shield or Ethernet shield, or require the students to switch to developing on a Raspberry Pi. Enter the particle Photon:...Read More