Raspberry Pi Zero NES Emulator

Being the electronics hoarder that I am, once the Raspberry Pi Zero was announced, I immediately wanted to get one. As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I knew I wanted one. Somewhere during what seemed like the 2nd or 3rd production…

Amazon Echo, Echo

First of all, refer to my Jasper Article if you wish to get a little background on my voice controlled assistant adventures. Having successfully hacked together a working implementation of Jasper on one of my Raspberry Pi's, I was still wanting for a better solution. Primary issues being accuracy of…

Industrial Internet of Things

On behalf of my employer, Owens-Illinois, I attended a conference titled The Automation Conference in Chicago, IL. While automation is a broad topic, this conference seemed centered on the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT. I must admit, this is what peaked my interest as I've been playing with the…

Jasper, Make Me A Sandwich!

Here is a brief synopsis of my experience with Jasper, the open source platform for developing always-on, voice-controlled applications. Contents Background STT Engines TTS Engines Opinion Background While these types of devices have been around for a while, the announcement of the Amazon Echo way back when brought the feasibility…

Cura vs Slic3r Performance

Note Unfortunately, due to my use of a fancy, rotating picture provider, this post no longer has images to accompany it. Hardware Printrbot Simple Maker Edition - this actually started as the original Printrbot Simple and I used the Makers Upgrade kit to get it to this version. See some…