The finished board

Electric Longboards and Adrenaline Rushes

Why pursue this madness? The parts Putting it all together The results   Why pursue this madness? Like many of my projects, it all started when I stumbled upon something interesting on the internet. In this case it was a video of the Board of Imagination. Now, a mind controlled skateboard is pretty cool, and arguably the main […]


Mapping Oil and Gas Incidents in Alberta: Improvements

This post is a continuation of the original Mapping Oil and Gas Incidents in Alberta with Google Maps, JQuery, and PHP post. If you wish to know more about this project or find the code for version 1, it is suggested you start there. If you just want a copy of all the files necessary […]


Mapping Oil and Gas Incidents in Alberta with Google Maps, JQuery, and PHP

There is an updated version of this project with a number of improvements. Sections: Motivations The Database The Code Considerations and Caveats Motivation: This is a project I conceived of back in university as an environmental science student, but never could make because the spill data on which it relies was not freely available. Later, […]


An Interactive Route Map for my Travel Blog

See the finished project at: For the last three months I have been on a backpacking trip, which is part of the reason why this blog has been so neglected for the past few months. A travel blog hosted at had taken precedence, and I habitually kept that one updated throughout my trip. With […]

The intensity of natural light in my basement.

Arduino: Super Graphing Data Logger

Sections: Introduction The Results How to Make One For Yourself HC.htm EEPROM_config SGDL Introduction What is the Super Graphing Data Logger (SGDL)? It is an Arduino project that integrates data logging and the graphing of this data online using little more than an Arduino with the appropriate shields and sensors.   It differs from similar […]


Has the world ended yet? A first attempt at web development

Despite the sheer nuttiness of it, everyone keeps going on about the end of the world as “predicted” by the Mayan calendar. National Geographic even had and entire day devoted to it. Building on that theme, I decided to make a very convenient (and pretty much useless) webpage that helps you figure out if the […]