Project Omicron – Our own venture into space

Earlier this year the world watched SpaceX launching the fourth heaviest rocket ever built into space. We were inspired by this event and started to play around with the idea sending something to space ourselves. Two weeks later Project Omicron was born. We attempting to build and launch a 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (1U) […]

Open anything with React Native OpenAnything

A common task in modern mobile apps is to redirect the user to native or external applications. A very common thing is to open and display an address in the native maps application. You can either do this the old fashion way and create a deep linking module for your application or just use OpenAnything […]

Team Lego Star Wars – Red Bull Soap Car Race

We did #4th place out of 61 cars – the largest Soap Box Race in the United States – Amazing! See the final video below: Official Team Pictures from Red Bull   Pictures and Videos from Instagram   How it all started I am participating in this years Red Bull Soap Car Races in Los […]

Partial Object Composing in JavaScript ES6

We all had to deal with dynamic object keys at one point and it is a painful process but thanks to the enhanced Object Initialization Spec in ES6, those days are becoming a bit easier. The [ ] quotation allows to create an object key from a computed value as shown below: const target = […]

A venture into Large Object Scanning using Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is not new to the world. It was discovered in the mid-19th century and is the science behind recovering exact positions of surface points meaning that depth and distance can be calculated from just images as long the scale is known. Today Photogrammetry has it’s application in a wide range of industries including topographic […]

The Evening Toy Build

My son recently discovered that Daddy has a full workshop and he takes every opportunity to use it. Tonight he suddenly had the urge to get one of the famous fidget toys and luckily we had an immediate solution for it: Let’s build one!


BitsyOSD is a full featured standalone OSD firmware with a modern design for the MinimOSD Hardware. It was specifically created for Multirotors (FPV Racing), Aircrafts and Ground Vehicles. The MinimOSD hardware has gone long ways thanks to the Max7456 OSD chip series which allows to build full featured on-screen displays with little effort. Basically every […]

Continuous Integration for Alexa Skills

Alexa Skills recently get a lot of traction. Amazon just released the Echo Show and has almost ten thousands skills. But as a developer they are question how to maintain skills in a scalable fashion. The good old times of maintaining cloud software via sftp and ssh are basically over. Today we utilizing modern tools […]

Twilio Hackpack + Pagerduty = Awesome

I just got back from the Twilio Signal Conference and all participants got the Hackpack v.3. It features a 3G enabled Particle Electron along with a 4×4 WS2812B RGB LED Matrix and a 2000mAh LiPo battery. I been thinking how to actually use it for something useful and came up with the idea to use […]