Side Projects

Seismic Monitoring System

published: March 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Seismic data collected with a Raspberry Shake personal seismograph and plotted using ObsPy.

RaspberryPi Home Temperature Daemon

published: Aug. 13, 2016, 10:52 a.m.

Because we live in a 1920s house without central air, my housemates and I needed a way of checking if conditions are comfortable at home or not. An associated text/email notification system is coded into the backend. Because of the versatility of RaspberryPi, this could be used for automatic climate control in the future.

Windchill Predictor

published: Aug. 3, 2016, noon

Inspired by my best friend Matt and his fiancé Tori, both of whom are teachers at a small charter school in Maine. Their students are only allowed to go outside for recess when the wind chill factor is above a certain value, and I made them a convenient way to check. Congratulations, Matt and Tori! Let this be a small token of my love and happiness for you both.

Weather Underground Webcam and Conditions

published: June 30, 2016, 10 a.m.

An automated Python-powered application running on a RaspberryPi 3 with a generic $10 USB camera and the Weather Underground API. Using a cron job, an image is taken every 2 minutes, then sent to Wunderground via FTP.

ReunionCatch (offsite link)

published: May 25, 2016, midnight

ReunionCatch is a web-based peer-to-peer dating app for reuniongoers. Hosted on Heroku, and created with Python, Django, inspiration from college, and a little bit of magic. Expected final rollout is June 2018, but there may be a soft opening in June of 2017.

Windchill Spreadsheet (offsite link)

published: Nov. 24, 2015, midnight

The original version of the windchill calculator I created for the students taught by my best friend Matt and his fiancé Tori. Simply a Google Doc with an associated automatic updating script. This will become depreciated upon release of the Python version.