Software and hardware engineering

Sun 28 August 2011 Posted by Matt Williamson in Workarounds

App Engine ClientLoginError

I’m using a pretty specific set of tools and I’ve come across an error that I couldn’t find a solution to, so I hacked my way out of it. I’m using django-nonrel to run Django on App Engine, while preserving some important features, like the admin ...

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Sun 17 July 2011 Posted by Matt Williamson in Web Apps

Where the heck is me??

I was trying to figure out what the coordinates of my home were, but I couldn’t find anything online to look it up. I was hoping for something like whattimeisit.com or whatismyip.com but for my location. Since it’s nowhere to be found, I decided to write ...

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Wed 15 June 2011 Posted by Matt Williamson in iPhone Apps

Pocket Sentry Caught Some Lightning

I snapped a couple nice photos using my Pocket Sentry app last Thursday during a storm. Here they are:

Pocket Sentry Lightning 1

Pocket Sentry Lightning 2

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Wed 13 April 2011 Posted by Matt Williamson in iPhone Apps

Pocket Sentry Motion Cam

I just released Pocket Sentry, a motion activated camera for the iPhone and all other Apple devices equipped with a camera. The key features are:

  • Play a configurable sound when motion is detected
  • Snap a photo when motion is detected
  • Email a photo (in batches) when motion is detected
  • Request ...

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Wed 06 October 2010 Posted by Matt Williamson in Electronics

RFID with Arduino and Python!

This is a follow up to my initial post about using the Parallax RFID reader with the Arduino microcontroller. We’re going to spice things up by making your computer yell at intruders! With Python! I’ve opened the whole project up on GitHub at http://github.com/mattwilliamson/Arduino-RFID ...

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