About This StuffThe experiments, hacks, exhibits, art and science presentations below are owned by Jon Britton unless otherwise specified. You can contact me with questions, comments, requests, and to collaborate or have me present at your event.
My Propeller, SPIN, Arduino, Obj-c, C++, Java and Assembly code, and schematic diagrams, are usually provided here but can otherwise be provided upon request. Open Source is the way to be.
Stuff I Make and/or Do
- WorldWide Telescope Powered by Gestures using a (Microsoft xbox) Kinect. Also works with Celestia and Uniview.
- Weaponized Theremin uses a Phidgets 0/16/16 board to trigger physical effects.
- GROWBOT! Or, Robotany. A Parallax Propeller chip powered automated robotic aquaponic (symbiotic hydroponic garden and aquarium) environment.
- Earthquake Sphere. Custom exhibit; touch anywhere on the outer ring (the Earth's crust) to trigger P-wave and S-wave simulations through the Earth's core and mantle from your finger.
- Animal Attractions Interactive iPad signage that provides a narrative for the mating habits of aquarium specimens (property of the California Academy of Sciences / Steinhart Aquarium).
- A bike that rides itself. Jog in place in front of a camera, and the bike will ride itself. It's as useful as you imagine.
Places and Sites at which I PresentTalks and Stuff. A lot of these slides might not be useful, but here you are. Win a date with me if you can imagine what I was talking about on a slide that pictured my rabbit.
- Fragile Planet Trailer The full-dome film Fragile Planet, where I have a credit.
- Life: A Cosmic Story Trailer The full-dome film Life: A Cosmic Story, where I have a credit.
- Journey to the Stars Trailer The full-dome film Journey to the Stars, where I have a credit..
- Citizen Sky: Epsilon Aurigae The full-dome film Citizen Sky, where I have a credit..
- The Technology of Science Visualization Modified for talks at Nerd Nite, the Astronomy Visualization Expo, and more.
- HCI and Engineering a Cyberpunk Future Modified for an IGNITE talk and a Nightlife presentation.
- Robots at the California Academy of Sciences Modified for different talks with STEM school groups.