Category Archives: Toys

OpenCV Charuco Camera-Calibration

OpenCV is an amazing tool that can provide accurate pose information in real-time, but first you have to provide it with a model of your camera. The opencv_interactive-calibraiton tool nominally provides that capability. Follows is a record of how I … Continue reading

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CSE Week Activity – LED Holiday Cards

This morning I had the opportunity to give a Computer Science Education Week presentation to a third grade class at Liberty Elementary School in Springfield, MA. Since the students already have learned some CS curriculum, I told them about how CS influenced my … Continue reading

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DIY Oculus VR Mockup

Today at work we got real excited about the Oculus VR Kickstarter. We argued about whether the resolution was sufficient or if it would look like taping a pair of gameboys to your face. Ending the argument required a “Virtual” … Continue reading

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Rat Plotter

Last year Jeri Ellsworth did a neat radar demo where she attached a radar sensor to a mouse and then scanned what was under a cloth by moving around the mouse and recording the radar response as she measured different … Continue reading

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T3 Solar RobotoKit

This weekend was my birthday and my girlfriends Mom sent me this neat robot kit.  For some reason I felt like midnight was a good time to start assembling it. The box says it is a T3 Transforming Robot from … Continue reading

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