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Python and the 555 Blinking Eyes in the Bushes

Python and the 555 Blinking Eyes in the Bushes

For Halloween, I had wired the bushes in front of my house with a dozen or so pairs of blinking LED eyes. Each pair of eyes blinked at their own rate–all powered by an Arduino. After building these centrally-wired daemonic bush entities I wanted to be able to deploy a few more in remote bushes and trees without having to wire them up to an Arduino. So I turned to my good friend the 555 …

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PyCarolinas Redux

PyCarolinas Redux

We just wrapped up the inaugural PyCarolinas conference. I know I had a good time and it was great to see so many people in attendance not only from the southeast, but from across the US with even some international attendees. Professor Gary Bishop of the Department of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill gave our first keynote on Saturday touching on accessibility and enabling technologies. It was an inspiring call to action. We as …

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Recap of the Squirrel Hordes

Recap of the Squirrel Hordes

I gave my PyCon talk this weekend–“Militarizing Your Backyard With Python: Computer Vision and the Squirrel Hordes.” I was not prepared for the number of people who caught me after the talk and throughout the conference telling me about their own battles. Thanks again for all the recommendations about how to improve my firepower, tracking, and classification accuracy. As requested I’ve posted the presentation on SlideShare and here’s the final squirrel encounter video and the …

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