The devil truly is in the details. As part of the Sikuliaq Telepresence System I was asked to include a dual-channel HD video recorder. I found one I liked but because it is managed via a software application it required having a computer screen present to keeps tabs on the system status. Well not any more! Thanks to a little trick monitor and an Arduino anyone can easily see the status of the recorder with just a quick glance.
As much as I like software, data, etc it’s fun to dabble in hardware now and again. Recently I got on the Arduino/Rasberry Pi bandwagon. These are a blast to play with but my mostly repressed OCD tendencies have taken issue with the mess of wires and parts dangling across the desk. I had to do something about that, enter a laser cutter.