Creating a Biking Glove with built in lights
Adding a computer vision component to Laser Projector
The main point of this post is to mention my efforts to learn more opencv. A computer program with tools which help in assisting engineers do computer vision projects. From wikipedia: "Computer vision is an interdisciplinary scientific field that deals with how computers can be made to gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. From the perspective of engineering, it seeks to automate tasks that the human visual system can do." Which is a process where a camera is used with a strong processor to understand what items are present in an image and where they are in the image. I am going to add a CV component to my github repo at (https://github.com/JacobMiske/ScALP_laser).
Sewing is a nice skill, I do not have.
Making new guitar cables
A new mono or stereo 1/4" jack cable for most electric guitars and basses can cost about $20 for a couple feet. I think this is kinda ridiculous when you consider the basic cost of the connectors and wire (+ solder).
The nicer jacks are $3.41
The decent plugs are $2.57
Wire is a couple cents as well as solder.
So I'm guessing someone could market 'vintage' guitar cables they make themselves and sell them under the going rate to cut the current market... but who would do such a thing?...
Video from MIT Rocket Team Launch last Saturday
The flight was amazing. You can see the away team footage captured on my DSLR camera at the following youtube link https://youtu.be/UX6JPIeDEnk.
Some night photographs from Mojave
We arrived at the FAR site in the late evening. While driving from Los Angeles, you hardly notice the gentle transition between the complete lack of stars/abundance of smog to a sea of stars/dry desert air. But when you finally look up and realize the massive array of light blips, it will amaze you. The desert is generally a hot place but quite pleasant at night in July. I applied a lot of sunscreen, so I did not burn. I gathered some gypsum for making jewelry. Although the fin can suffered some structural damage during flight, some data was recovered and will be posted on this blog soonish.
In the Desert at the FAR site
Launching a rocket today. It’s going to be pretty cool.
Let’s hope my code does the right thing.
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