Another nostalgic post about an old project that I’m purging from my closet… This time from late-1999 through mid-2000. The Kiwi was a rather ambitious built-from-scratch Linux PDA that I spent my high school years on. My original goal for this project was reminiscent of the One Laptop Per Child project. I liked typing my notes, but of course laptops were prohibitively expensive. I wanted to design a very simple PDA, with a keyboard, that... Read More

PicoGUI… not quite dead yet?

Way back in 1999, when I was in high school, I started my own embedded GUI project for a little 68EZ328-based Linux machine I wire-wrapped. This turned into PicoGUI, which I spent about 4 years working on. It was a great learning experience, but I eventually stopped maintaining PicoGUI. (I wrote a short document at the time, explaining why.) Apparently there’s at least one device that still runs it… the mvBlueLYNX networked camera from... Read More

Wireless temperature picture frame mashup

This is the latest geeky addition to our home decor. It’s a Kodak W820 digital picture frame, showing a graph of real-time temperature data collected from around the house: upstairs and downstairs, garage, outdoors, and even inside the refrigerator. More photos on Flickr, implementation details below… Temperature Sensors Most of my friends probably know that back in 2004, when I was still in college, I built a set of wireless temperature... Read More