FROM THE LAB

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Brian Good

Song of the Run

June 24, 2022
My friends and I who run use an app called Strava to share our runs and other workouts with each other. A common caption for running posts is your “Song...
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Joe Maples

Customizing Android’s SystemUI

May 18, 2022
Last month I wrote a bit about my work on porting Android 12 to the PineNote, an open source E-Ink tablet. Since then I’ve gotten Android booting and running pretty...
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Joe Maples

Porting Android 12 to the PineNote

April 18, 2022
A few weeks ago, I ordered a PineNote from Pine64. Pine64 is an organization that designs and produces open source hardware, and the PineNote is their first venture into E-Ink...
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Phil Danne

Building a “Complex” Metronome

February 9, 2022
Even though my first love in music was the stripped-back hard rock bands of the 1990s, I was exposed to more complex compositions during my 5th hour Symphony Band class...
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Rich Rarey

Senior Software Engineer and Bluetooth SME

Flying Tome Drones in the DC Flight Restricted Zone (Legally!)

January 5, 2022
Want to fly a drone, professionally and legally, in one of the most security-sensitive airspace in the U.S. ? It can be done but requires time and patience to pass...
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Colin Quinn

Solidity and Ethereum

October 25, 2021
Ethereum is a decentralized blockchain driven cryptocurrency, very similar to Bitcoin but with a few very key differences. Ethereum stands out from similar currencies due to its open source nature...
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Rich Rarey

Senior Software Engineer and Bluetooth SME

Build an offline-compatible website to visualize Personal Safety Messages

September 7, 2021
Mark Furland  | Tony Lawrence | Rich Rarey   During field testing in Tome’s Bicycle-to-Vehicle (B2V) safety project, we often generate megabytes of real-time data from bicycles, scooters, pedestrians, and...
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Alexa Uljaj

Slackbot: Rebus Leaderboard

June 30, 2021
Virtual team building is tough. If the event is too long, people may find it a chore to join. Too infrequent, and people may not participate at all. So how...
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Jeanne Beau

ASIC Behavioral Simulation and Synthesis

May 4, 2021
In today’s lab experiment I revisit the topic of application-specific integrated circuits (ASIC) with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). These high-speed and flexible computing fabrics allow for processing in which...
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Mark Furland

Pigweed Labday

March 16, 2021
Pigweed is a mix of libraries and build system for embedded development. The thing that initially sold me on wanting to try it was automatically running tests on embedded devices....
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