Electric Field Mill

17 March 2017

An electric field mill constructed using 3D printed and metallic off-the-shelf parts. It is powered by an Arduino and currently runs on a Raspberry Pi 2 that serves as a data logger.

M. J. Peterson

USS Alaska

17 March 2017

A 1:150th scale model of the USS Alaska (CB-01) powered by a Raspberry Pi 3. It is capable of propulsion and self-guidance. It also features a compressed air system and functional turrets to propel biodegradable airsoft rounds at targets. Painted with her Atlantic camouflage color scheme.

M. J. Peterson

Littlefish Mk.3

17 March 2017

The 3rd iteration of a remotely controlled submersible vehicle powered by a Raspberry Pi 2. The motivation behind this project is to create a platform that can be used to explore underwater environments in search of aquatic life despite a lack of in-situ observations via baited sampling. The Mk.3 unit maximized the use of off-the-shelf hardware to minimize the printing requirements.

M. J. Peterson

Smart Display and Security System

17 March 2017

This unit serves two purposes:

  1. Identify intruders and alert residents of possible threats
  2. Aggregate and display information on an unobtrusive display.

The Python Open Computer Vision module aids in both functions. OpenCV constructs a digital model of scene and uses mathematical operations to assess the threat posed by any motion. If a threat is detected when the residents are asleep or not home, an alert will be issued and pictures of the intruder will be automatically uploaded to the cloud.

M. J. Peterson

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