Side Projects

readgssi - python visualization software for ground-penetrating radar (offsite link)

published: March 14, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

readgssi is a tool intended for use as an open-source reader and preprocessing module for subsurface data collected with Geophysical Survey Systems Incorporated (GSSI) ground-penetrating radar (GPR) devices. It has the capability to read DZT and DZG files, and filter, export, and plot the data contained in those files.

shake-UDP-live (offsite link)

published: March 1, 2019, noon

Raspberry Shake UDP plotting tool. shake-UDP-live consists of two low-requirement jupyter notebooks designed to read and plot RaspberryShake UDP packets in real time. I also wrote a python library based on this software, and a version of that is now included and distributed with the Raspberry Shake.

Weather Station KCOBRECK43 (offsite link)

published: July 1, 2017, noon

I built a fully functional, RaspberryPi-based weather station in Breckenridge, CO, complete with a heated precipitation gage, sonar snow depth measurements, a hot tub temperature monitor, webcam, and time lapse video creation. The RaspberryPi also acts as a web host for data retrieval. Total cost including Home Depot trips was ~$500.

Seismic Monitoring System

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

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

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 Predictor

published: Not yet

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: Not yet

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.

Windchill Spreadsheet (offsite link)

published: Not yet

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.

RaspberryPi Home Temperature Daemon

published: Not yet

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.