This is what I had on my desk when I arrived at Pixar. A Sun-2 (the CPU cabinet is ‘desk side’) and a Barco monitor. 640 x 480. That optical mouse was great, so much better than the… Read More

Apples and Oranges

colorimeter device

A talk I gave at the Wolfram Technology Conference, 2019. In our “Computational Methods for Psychology and Neuroscience” course, we teach undergraduate students the fundamentals of computational thinking (as opposed to traditional “programming”) using a project-based approach. Over… Read More

Arduino Spectrophotometry

Well, OK, just measuring ambient light for now… but we’ll get there in class soon. Students in my Computational Methods class are using an Arduino to do some simple sensor measurement stuff. I found a bunch of old… Read More

Gromitcam – in stereo

Back in 1997 I made a stereo webcam for keeping track of my dog, Gromit. I was rolling through some archives and found an image from January 1998. It used two Logitech golf-ball cams and a bunch of… Read More