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.
Recently I wrote about the new dashboard interface for viewing data collected aboard the Okeanos Explorer. I think it’s a great way to get a quick snapshot as to the health of the data collection systems aboard the vessel. However it still requires having a browser open. Tying up a computer just to look at a webpage is kinda a waste… unless that computer fits in the palm of your hand and cost ~$40.00. Continue reading