Author Archives: Matthew Jones

About Matthew Jones

Writer, Programmer, Astronomer, Dreamer, Wisher, Fighter. Always striving to be better than I was.

PhD Statement of Purpose

Time to apply for PhD programs again. Maybe I’ll have more luck this year. For those interested, here is my statement of purpose. Let me know what you think.

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Face Tracking using a Raspberry Pi with the Camera Module!

From the console:

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Steps to setup a Raspberry Pi and Install Open CV (for Python 2.7)

Steps given for friends who wanted to setup their own Raspberry Pi’s before my class.  I recorded the video, and will post it later. All steps done starting with image: 2015-05-05-raspbian-wheezy.img Install Raspian: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ and follow the install guide: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/README.md … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Class Slides

Here are the slides I put together for the class I’m doing on Monday. I’ll post the video afterwards if it’s worth it. Let me know if you have any questions! Raspberry Pi Powerpoint Slides

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2014 Secret Santa Box

I was signed up as a rematcher for a guy who got screwed on his Secret Santa. Having some time and living closer to the techshop, I decided to do something fun. A little bit of sleuthing found that he … Continue reading

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My last president’s letter of the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers

It’s been a good year. Just wrote my last president’s message. Well, unless I run again. Who knows. 🙂 Hello SFAA, The year is coming to a close and soon another will take my place as president. It’s been a … Continue reading

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My own Claptrap – Robotics Project

So, some of you know that I’ve been working on building my own Claptrap. (If you don’t know who claptrap is, check out the video link at the end of the post.) The first step was to get a 3d … Continue reading

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Prologue – A Cat’s World – (Amnesia)

The following is the first-draft prologue of my novel, ‘A Cat’s World.’ Still lots of changes to be made, but since I sent it out to my writing group, I figure I would put it up here too. Prologue Tanya … Continue reading

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Is NaNoWriMo a good thing? Go weight in on my Fictorians post!

Give your input over here: NaNoWriMo – Is it a good thing or a bad thing? (Debate)

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Self-lighting Light Bulb

I went as Uncle Fester from the Addams Family to my brothers wedding. (It went along with the theme of the night.) Part of the costume involved a light bulb that lights up on its own. I created an instructable … Continue reading

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