Stuff I do for fun

In this post I’ll summarize a few hobby projects I’ve been working on, in no particular order

First off, check out my big post (soon to be a series of posts) on The CZ Tensor

(the images that used to be on this blog post got deleted, I’ll put them back up when I find copies of them somewhere)

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Stuff I did for school

In this post I’ll describe a few notable projects I created during my time at UC Berkeley. I made the mistake of not saving a lot of these, so some of these will just be descriptions. Here they are in reverse chronological order:

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The CZ tensor–VERY BRIGHT 48×24 RGB LED display

All code related to this project is viewable here.

There were pictures here at one point but the webspace I was storing them on went poof and I haven’t had the time to dig them up if they’re still around.

This rather extensive project was started by fellow Casa Zimbabwe residents Karandeep Nagra and David Murphy in April-ish of 2012, I hopped on near the end of that year and we finally “finished” it um… real soon now. The process of just getting this damn thing to work has been one of the biggest learning experiences of my career thus far. I have trouble counting the number of things this project taught me that you just don’t learn in school. So I guess this will be a guide on how not to build something like this, with the hope that anyone reading will learn from our mistakes! Continue reading

Welcome to my blog!

Hi! My name’s Robert Fenton Merrill, but everyone calls me Finny. I eat sleep and breathe mathematics and electronics.

I like to build things like this that make crazy sounds like this (not my video but I did build one of those).

I sometimes modify old things like this by adding modules like this so that they can be controlled by one of these and incorporated into this.

And sometimes I get really into it and build something like this.

If you want to see code samples, you can check out my github. If you want to see my resume there will be a link here when I actually add it! If you want to see other stuff I’ve done see the other posts in this blog, for example Stuff I did for school and Stuff I do for fun