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A Technical Glance at Maine Labor Demographics with Python, MySQL, and Plot.ly

I recently took a brief look into Maine’s labor demographics as part of a personal project. My family has grown up in Maine, all my siblings have gone to college there, and it holds a significant place in my heart and head. I understand, however, that there’s an enormous disconnect between the fantasy of Maine being a continual vacationland and…

EE Web Site of the Day

  This blog is currently featured as an EEWeb Site of the day, and I’m stoked they reached out. EEWeb is an online community for electrical engineers- they cover a ton of awesome embedded systems/ hardware topics, have an awesome projects section, and have done a number of interviews with electrical engineering leaders. Be sure to check them out! -Jake

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…