James Reuss

February 15, 2015

Object Detection for an Eye-Tracking Robotic Arm

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For my 4th year engineering project at university, I worked with a group of engineers to create a semi-autonomous robotic arm system which accepted user input via an eye-tracker. My task in this project was to develop the object detection system to help guide the arm around the workspace. View the presentation View my code on GitHub

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February 15, 2015

Autonomous Control & 3D Vision of a RC Helicopter

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For my 3rd year engineering project at university, I developed a system using my Mac, an Arduino and a Kinect which could autonomously fly a small RC helicopter around a room. This took a lot of work, but worked awesomly in the end! I was able to create a system that allowed the helicopter to hover at a height of 1 metre off the floor, and centre relative to the Kinect camera.

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October 03, 2014

Remote Control Lights using a Raspberry Pi

I got fed up with using my Arduino to interface with hardware. It’s really easy to use and wire things up, but actually transferring data between it and a PC (and possibly a server of some sort) is pretty painful. It usually requires using serial communications and some data serialisation method. So I thought I’d use a Raspberry Pi for a change! I already had a 433 MHz transmitter/receiver pair working with the Arduino.

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September 15, 2013

Decoding Audio with FFMpeg

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For some reason there doesn’t seem to be much help on the internet on how to basically decode an audio file to raw samples using FFMpeg… So here’s one I made! As you can guess, I looked for a long time and ran in to many problems. One big problem seemed to be that lots of example code used depreciated functions which complicated problems :( especially the resampling functions. I got it working in the end though!

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August 14, 2013

Moving to Jekyll

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For a while I wanted to get a proper blog system working on my site but I was using Wordpress. I didn’t like this. So, I finally got some time and implemented a Jekyll site/blog! I took my old website and refromed it to work with Jekyll and here we are. So far it looks pretty good. Octopress was a bit overkill for me. GitHub have also recently released the ‘github-pages’ gem that allows you to test out your site locally before pushing.

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about

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I am a software engineer living in the UK with a Masters of Engineering Degree from The University of Leicester. I program in many flavours, but mostly in C and C++. You will occasionally find me using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, for things just like this site! But a recent favourite is Golang. Contact me Google+ github.com/jimjibone email me

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