A highly customizable RGB controller implementation for Arduino

I recently decided that I needed to add some color to my workspace, but didn’t want to just use any off-the-shelf RGB controller. My first thought was to use an Arduino to control some RGB strips, but I didn’t want to have to to open the Arduino IDE and modify the firmware every time I wanted to change the program. This desire eventually escalated to implementing a virtual machine on top of the Arduino with an application-specific instruction set designed to easily manipulate LEDs.

Timelapses from Landsat data

I thought it would be cool to extend the scripts I posted about yesterday with the ability to create a timelapse.

An automated workflow for fetching and mosaicing Landsat imagery

One extension I had been planning for my previous project involving terrain meshes was the addition of satellite imagery to add color to the models. Landsat, in addition to enabling important climatology research and other science missions, turned out to be a great source of open data to use for this.

Generating terrain meshes for 3D printing

A while back, I thought 3D printed models of the local terrain might be a cool gift idea. To make this a reality, I have implemented a simple Python utility to convert publicly-available terrain data into a format suitable for 3D printing.

A graphical tool for configuring Alesis V-Series MIDI controllers on Linux.

In my last post, I explained how I reverse-engineered the Alesis SysEx protocol and detailed my findings. Now, two months later, I’ve finally decided to implement a tool for configuring these controllers on Linux.