Author: Wes

I finally updated my old mobile app and made a new one

It only took 4 years, but I finally found enough time to build a new mobile app and update an existing one. Things have been busy to the point where my weeknights are taken up with other things, and any

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A coffee maker monitoring office notification system

Like most tech offices, we go through a lot of coffee during the day. We have about 15 people spread between 2 rooms upstairs, and a single coffee pot between us. Generally this means someone makes a pot early in

Building an Arduino powered environment monitor and iOS app

My apartment uses baseboard heaters and anyone who’s paid for hydro can tell you, they’re pretty inefficient. I wanted to collect some information about the inside conditions of my apartment so that I could better understand when and how to

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RBManager: an iOS library for Robot Operating System and ROSBridge

As part of my 2014 challenge to become proficient at robotics, I’m building a robot. I’ll be documenting whatever I can here to share what I learn, and to start I’m looking at control systems. Since my day job is

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Automate a basic humidifier with an Arduino, relay and simple sensors

Mechatronics is described as the intersection between mechanical, electrical and computer engineering, and it covers just about anything that uses electronic signals to act on mechanical systems. It’s what I went to school for, and it’s where my hobby interests

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