CrowdPixel - Start Up Weekend
March 15th, 2013
My friend Brent, of Yapay, and I wanted to try our hand at start up weekend and see what we could hack together during the weekend. We built an iOS and Android prototype for CrowdPixel to build the worlds largest human billboard. In the 2012 London Olympics the opening ceremony featured a digital display in the crowd by using 9x9 LED squares. We threw out the expensive hardware and built a way for sporting venues to engange their audience with an app (non smartphones via website) and display an individual pixel color onto the device depending on the audience members seat location.
Another F40PH Friday Update
January 25th, 2013
Currently sitting at 25k tris and is about 98% complete for the exterior modeling. Texturing will be pretty straight forward as the liveries for a Phase III Amtrak F40PH had five colors of Red, White, Blue, Gray, and Black.
Current Progress check up:
Ghosts in the Machine!
October 31st, 2012
Candles are overrated for Halloween. So, I created an arduino pumpkin complete with strobing green LEDs for my NVIDIA claw pumpkin amongst my Frankenstein and my Nightmare before Christmas pumpkins.
F40PH Friday Update!
October 26th, 2012
Continued work in progress of my EMD F40PH.
Currently at 21527 tris for the hipoly model shown below.
October 5th, 2012
Currently a work in progress for RailSimulator
Siggraph 2012 LA
August 11th, 2012
My first Siggraph was an awesome experience. To my joy, the conference revolved around GPU technologies most notably NVIDIA's CUDA technology dealing with raytracing on the GPU with VRay as well as NVIDIA OptiX joining with PhysX.
This was music to my ears, as my recent senior project used NVIDIA CUDA technology along with NVIDIA OptiX to build an interactive raytracer on the GPU which you can find the open source code here along with the demo video here.
See you at Siggraph 2013 in Anaheim!
Climbing Mt. Whitney
July 16th, 2012
No better way to start a blog than with a post about climbing the tallest peak in the contiguous United States! This climb was my second trip to the top of the mountain currently sitting at an elevation of 14,505ft.
I found myself in an interesting predicament by completely forgetting about the 99 switch backs (many more than 99) after summit camp. I'm curious if the last time I climbed Mt. Whitney if this part of the climb was so grueling that I blocked it from memory after my first climb at age 14.
To make matters even more interesting, we had a bobcat stalking our Outpost Camp during the middle of the night.