FROM THE LAB

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Phil Danne

RGB Fire Demo

November 20, 2019
My early programming experiences could be described as “wandering.” I spent a significant amount of time writing code in the only interpreter I had access to, but rather suddenly jumped...
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Rich Rarey

Senior Software Engineer and Bluetooth SME

Plane Spotting with ADS-B

October 18, 2019
I wanted to select an aviation topic for this Lab Day, and in exploring potential projects found that an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver and decoder could be built on...
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Mark Furland

Tool recommendations and Bash Snippets

September 13, 2019
While reading links from an article on dotfiles in the first issue of Paged Out I came across a tool I hadn’t seen. I like reading about other people’s tools...
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Jason Miller

Minesweeper solver

August 13, 2019
Minesweeper has always been a fun little game that you can throw up in your free time that still requires a minimum amount of logical problem solving in order to...
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Phil Danne

 Using the Fourier Series to Draw SVG Images.

July 12, 2019
The Fourier Series is a method of approximating a periodic function with a sum of sine waves. This was invented as a means to solve the heat equation, which is...
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Phil Danne

Using Build Configs to Change Variables in Android Studio

May 12, 2019
In Android Studio it is possible define a “Build flavor” to set variables for different configurations of an app.  By default there is already 2 build type, release and debug...
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Mehmed Muharemovic

First Apple Watch App!

December 20, 2018
For my lab day project in December, I decided to try my hand at making an Apple Watch app for our beta DTR app. I followed this tutorial from Ray...
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John Murch

Automatic Price Detection from a Product Page

November 21, 2018
I love finding deals online and have been thinking a lot about how to monitor sites during this holiday season. The past few months I’ve been playing around with Google...
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Mike Swierenga

Playing the Blues by the Skin of your Teeth

June 21, 2018
The Problem While working on projects around our house, my wife Emily and I listen to music using our esteemed Bluetooth speaker. Often times, though, our quest takes us into...
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Jason Miller

Procedurally Generated Art from Perlin Noise

March 29, 2018
I’ve been really interested in procedural generation after seeing all the things it can create. A month before this, on the previous lab day, Andy used a noise function to procedurally...
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