Tag Archives: Sikuliaq

Simplified monitoring of a HD Video Recorder via Arduino

arduinoThe 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.

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Build a Weather-Rated Streaming HD Camera, new design!

A while back I posted an article on building an weather-rated streaming camera out of a GoPro.  My original build worked but since I was under a pretty tight timeline some corners were cut.  I was asked to build two similar packages for the upcoming Sikuliaq Telepresence System and with this revised design I feel I did it right (or at least better). Continue reading

The Next Endeavor.

UAFLogo_A_webblueMy retirement from working at NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research didn’t last as long as I expected but I couldn’t be more excited.  For a few months now I’ve been collaborating with the University of Alaska,  Fairbanks (UAF) to help outfit their newly constructed ice-rated research vessel the R/V Sikuliaq.  The R/V Sikuliaq is the newest member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and among the numerous innovations she brings to the fleet is the potential for live streaming video and telepresence.  I got to visit the ship at the shipyard in Wisconsin right before Christmas.  She is impressive and BIG.  More details to follow but for now here are some links to information/photos for the vessel.

– Webb