I wrote a Nintendo Game

About six months ago, I wrapped up my formal schooling and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. My final course was a Senior Project where I got to dictate the work that I wanted to do. Because it's been something I've wanted to do for a long time, I proposed to write a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes - the [...]

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Holiday Lights Display

Like you no doubt, I've come across animated holiday light displays on YouTube, and occasionally around my neighborhood, and looked on with some envy. Not this year! This [...]

3D Printed Laminar Fountains

Mark II Fountain
I have come across laminar flow fountains a few times in my life. The earliest I can remember is the jumping fountains at Epcot when I was a kid. More recently I wanted to [...]

Emulator in a GamePak™

Way back in October or something, a coworker of mine asked if I had a glue gun he could borrow. He was in town from the UK for a couple of months, and was interested in [...]

Bash Command Prompt Flair on a Mac

A couple of months ago I was going through Apple's Introduction to Swift, wherein they mentioned that Swift's support of unicode allowed that you could use emoji as variable [...]

Weekend Project – Ghost Message!

Many years ago, I thought it'd be a fun idea to have an RGB panel that would display game sprites on demand, connected to the internet, so people could display a sprite on [...]

How I added a custom commentary track to a movie

A couple of years back, one of my favorite podcaster/writer/tour-de-forces, Andy Ihnatko released a commentary track for the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas. It's a [...]

Programming AVRs using a USBasp on a Mac

I loaned out my trusty USBTinyISP to a friend a while back and it was easier to go find an alternative than to coordinate schedules. So I bought a USBasp - another type of [...]

A way to fix Twitter’s Trolling Problem

Leslie Jones, one of the stars of the 2016's Ghostbusters quit twitter last week. She'd been harassed off the platform by trolls with hateful comments. This is not the first [...]

Early Morning Project: RasPi Zero Roomba

I can't sleep. Instead of sleeping, I'm hacking robots. Last year during my winter holiday I wired up a Raspberry Pi to my Roomba, to drive it around and such. More recently I [...]

Programming an nRF52 on a Mac

  Several months ago, I went to promotional conference for a microcontroller on a whim. I'd heard about it the night before, and after some investigation I found out I [...]