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 […]

Lexus Clippers Car

Recently I had the privilege to work on the Ultimate Clipper Cars – a Clippers inspired Lexus RC-F. It’s currently being raffled off to one lucky fan on My involvement was the hardware and software design of the basketball game clock that replaces the Lexus factory clock. The clock is driven by a 32Bit […]

Pioneer 2016 CES Car

The Pioneer 2016 CES Car featured over ten thousands RGB LED’s and Pioneer’s latest technology in car audio system including three powerful Pioneer subwoofers. It was build specific for the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show. I built the custom LED controller hardware and firmware. It uses a special designed audio channel splitter circuit to create a […]

Scion iA “Outcast”

I had the privilege to work on one of the three themed Scion iA’s that Toyota used during the launch of the Scion iA in North America. The Scion iA is a micro four door sedan that is built on top of the Mazda 2 (Demio) platform. It was the first licensed platform used by […]

Toyota Magic Prius

Toyota promoted the new Prius-C at the County Fairs across Southern California with two gamificated Prius-C’s. I was responsible to build the custom game and control system. The game involves that the player rocks the car and the game engine would determinate a win or loss scenario. The “rocking” is detected by an magnetometer that […]

A DDP enabled 8x4ft Tetris Board

A while ago I looked at Meteor and their websocket protocol implementation called DDP (Distributed Data Protocol) and wondered what else you could do with it. I came up with the idea to build a large 8x4ft Tetris board that is powered by an wifi enabled Arduino and WS2811 RGB LED’s. I wrote a small […]

G10 Arms for TBS Discovery

Last weekend I had a crash with my TBS Discovery and I have no idea why. I assume that the plastic arm was just to weak and snapped in mid air. I decided it’s time to upgrade and why spent the money if I can design it myself. Using Adobe Illustrator I designed an compatible […]