Do you ever want to know how many words are in your latex document? The one thats made up of lots of separate documents? Following this forum post it explains how to use the perl script texWordCount.pl on your main tex file and it will then return a break down of words in each section and an overall word count. Just call the script as below..
I have recently joined up with the Milk Pixel project to help create version two. Milk Pixel is an interactive sculpture made of coloured light and junk (old plastic milk bottles). The colours of light shinging from within the bottles change and react as you move in front of Milk Pixel or sing and talk to it. Sometimes the colours will change and patterns emerge for no reason at all.
Milk Pixel has many different ways of interacting with people and you are never sure which method it will choose next.
Milk Pixel lets you see that even junk can be fun and beautiful.
We are hoping to display the work at a few festivals this year. Here is a latest progress video…
I have had a beagle bone lying around for a while being neglected, so recently I decided to get it up and running and try out ubuntu, which the hope of developing some remote sensing/robot project. The beagle bone comes with a linux distribution Angstorm, which is nice simple os suited to arm based linux boards. I however wanted comforts, so have opted to install Ubuntu instead. Continue reading →
Im going to a festival next week where I need a costume. A few months back I picked up a clone trooper mask in a local supermarket in the sale.
I can’t just wear a mask, that is lazy… it needs a hit of robotics expertise, it needs to glow and change colour! I have been working on an atmel i2c system for a while, but time is short and a technician at work introduced me to this; Continue reading →
I’ve had a D-Link NAS enclosure for a while now with my movies and music on. It has an 800MHz ARM processor inside that you can take control of, and install things like Logitech Squeezebox Server for devices like logitech squeezeboxes or android devices with a squeezebox client. By installing fun_plug you can run scripts to start unix services from your NAS. Continue reading →
I have a few things to update with but I’ve been too busy. In the mean time, I have been trying to do some frequency analyses on my research project. This is a great tutorial;
Also, I have been working on making a shop to sell some laser cut products. I think it will be ready in a month(ish). Its all online, so if you wish, I can order to your hearts content. Il do a proper post soon.
This is where I work, and yesterday if you haven’t already seen it on the news, we had our official opening of the new lab. It is now the biggest robotics research facility in the UK and potentially Europe! Here is an extract from a BBC report, via robot-house.co.uk. The TACTIP project mentioned is my research project… Continue reading →