Jared Sanson

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I am a passionate hacker who loves everything embedded.
Here you can find my latest projects and articles!

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pyMATE

pyMATE is a python library that can be used to emulate an Outback MATE unit, and talk to any supported Outback device such as an MX charge controller, an FX inverter, a FlexNET DC monitor, or a hub with multiple devices attached to it.

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RIoTLCD

Apr 09, 2015 electronics, lvds, lcd, fpdlink, sbc, riotboard Project

I've always been interested in the idea of re-using old laptop LCDs, but it always seemed out of my reach until recently I had a huge urge to wire up a special sunlight-readable Portege R500 "transflective" LCD, and I discovered it isn't that hard to do!

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Driving FPDLink Displays

Apr 09, 2015 electronics, lvds, lcd, fpdlink Article

An intro to the FPD-Link display interface, commonly used in laptop and monitor LCD panels!

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Viscons Icon Set

Sep 23, 2014 graphics, icons Project

Viscons is a hand-crafted icon set for common filetypes used in development (eg. C header files and binary objects), using the sky-blue theme of my website. I originally created this set because I got annoyed at all the different icons associated with my dev files.

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OSHW OLED Watch

Jul 22, 2014 electronics, pic, oshw, smart-watch Project

Over the last year or so I have been working on this project; a custom-built smartwatch! It is still very much a work in progress, and I have plans to build a new hardware platform in the future... Everything was built from the ground-up: the schematics, PCB, firmware, and PC software.

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Face-Replace

Jul 15, 2014 programming, university, kinect Project

This project uses the Kinect face-tracking SDK to replace a user's face with another, warping it to match the user. It was developed for my computer vision research project at the University of Canterbury.

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OLED Watch Is Alive!

Jul 01, 2014 electronics, pic, smart-watch Progress

An update to my OLED watch project

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Fire Hotspot Detection using an RPAS

Feb 12, 2014 work Work

As part of a Summer Scholarship at the University of Canterbury, I developed a system for detecting fire hotspots using thermal imaging cameras and remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).

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Custom Fonts for Microcontrollers

Jan 05, 2014 programming, pic Article

Here I show how I created bitmap fonts from true-type fonts, which can then be used in your own microcontroller projects. I'm currently using them in my OLED watch project.

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OLED Watch Rev 2

Oct 02, 2013 electronics, pic, smart-watch Progress

After making a mistake in my last design, I took the opportunity to re-design the PCB and add some extra features. This will be a work in progress so look in here for related blog posts!

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