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to my collection of technical projects

Data Logging with Arduino, DHT22 sensors, Python, Xively, and Raspberry Pi.

 I recently completed a data-logging project that was long overdue. My dad is building a double-walled, super-insulated house, and wanted me to track temperature/humidity in multiple places throughout the structure. In doing so, we plan to calculate overall efficiency, as well as track down areas to recover wasted heat (such as a 120-degree attic during the summer, or the basement near…

Temperature and Humidity Data Logger

This is an extremely brief overview of the temperature/ humidity datalogger I built for my dad with Python. All the code can be found on my Github repository here. So my dad is currently building the coolest house I’ve ever seen, and he wanted to track the temperature and humidity flow throughout the structure. The house is double-walled, super-insulated, heated…

The Perfect Internship

  The Details: I just finished up a short-term position as a control and monitor systems intern at the University of Maine. Basically, I worked on the data acquisition system of a floating offshore wind turbine. It’s an amazing project, but was not the reason why the internship was “perfect”. What makes the perfect internship? To be brutally honest, many…

VolturnUS Internship, Continued more.

So….after a few weeks of not blogging, I have some serious catching-up to do. The weeks of working on Volturnus have been flying by, and writing simply hasn’t been first on my mind. Here’s a quick summary of what has been accomplished.   Week 3 Week 3 was fairly hands-on, for we were focused on diagnosing and repairing remote reset…

VolturnUS Internship, Continued

This week was all about one thing: making sure VolturnUS was functional and ready to show the world. With the looming deadline of having the floating wind turbine functional and generating power by Thursday ( June 14th), the team decided to finish the on-board setup early in the week. We got an early start on Monday, and drove to Castine…

VolturnUS Internship

I want to put a ding in the universe. -Steve Jobs Eight days ago the University of Maine, with the help of Cianbro, Maine Maritime Academy, and many other partners in the DeepCWind Consortium, deployed the first-ever floating wind turbine in the United States. It is also the first-ever concrete-composite floating structure of its kind in the world. “VolturnUS”, as…

How to Succeed in School….and Life.

I’m not a genius and this certainly isn’t a definitive list, but it’s a few steps I’ve found to be incredibly valuable to my educational experience. Without further adieu,   How to Succeed in School…..and Life   Set goals…. and do them! Set them out of reach, but able to be accomplished. Make them possible to do, but impossible to do…