Monday, December 25, 2017

quick summary 2017

dear readers, as some of you guessed yours truly went off the grid from the inherent lack of updates for the last year. Sorry for the hiatus at this blogsphere. yours truly was busy making ends meet in real life.

2017 was BRILLIANT!!!! His dedication to making the ends meet were rewarded with victories.

the following list is a shameless plug extracted from his resume:

2017 Supervisor, Gold award for “Smart Club House”, and Commendation award for “Smart JAE ChatBot with NCS ChatConnect”, SmartPoly FYP Challenge

2017 Supervisor, “MakeSense1”, special prize, International Programming Contest (ProCon), Japan.

2017 Mentor, second prize, Cisco APJ Global Problem Solver Challenge

2017 Mentor, “Honourable Mention” prizes, AWS IoT APP Challenge

2017 Mentor, First Prize in student category, AWS Hackday, IoT hackathon

2017 Mentor, second runner up, Bosch BoT Hackathon

2017 Mentor, student startup “MakerFoundry LLP”, product development “SPEEEduino”

2017 Speaker, and panel member, AWS Singapore Summit, AWS Education User group

2017 Speaker, Maker Conference Singapore

2017 Organizer, ASEAN100 hackathon, sponsored by AWS, Bosch, Cisco.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Infrared Goggles an Urban Armoury Series

The objective of Infrared goggles is to protect privacy of a private citizen in this social media frenzied world where one could be accidentally included in the massive occurrence of picture and video taking in public places and then sharing on social media.

True, one could argue that why not wear a sunglasses or oversized sunnies? The matter of discussion here is for the private citizen to remain connected and socially included in the community, maintaining eye contact with another human being during a conversation while being shielded from preying lenses. On the contrary, sunglasses abstracted such functions and hence the less emphatic approach. The crux of this i'ble is based on the concept of human eyes are incapable of perceiving infrared light at the spectrum of 700nm to 1000nm, while modern lenses and picture taking devices are able to captured it. More details here While wearing this Infrared Goggles, the humans engaged in the conversation will be oblivious to the urban armour, but image acquisition devices will perceived light. It is very simple to construct Infrared Googles. One would need some Infrared LED strip, a clear type eye protection PPE, some hot glue, and adequate power supply. In this i'ble, an 850nm Infrared LED strip is used with a 59mm clear type eye protection PPE. power supply is LiFePO4 battery pack that supplies 12V with a capacity of 2800mAH.

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