Jared Sanson



A collection of my personal and work projects


Fire Hotspot Detection using an RPAS

Feb 12, 2014
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).


Grafana & Outback Solar

Jan 22, 2017
A while back I reverse-engineered the Outback MATE protocol and made a Python library for emulating a MATE, and set it up collecting data from the family Holiday House. Then I found an open-source library called Grafana, and was finally able to put the data to use!


Jul 15, 2014
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.



Nov 28, 2015
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.


Apr 09, 2015
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!


Jul 22, 2014
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.

3D Printer

Feb 20, 2013
An overview of a collaborative 3D-printing project between me and a friend

LED Coffee Table

Jan 31, 2013
A coffee table made from an earthquake-damaged LED backlit TV


Viscons Icon Set

Sep 23, 2014
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.

Y13 House Design

Jan 22, 2013
For Year 13 Graphics & Design, we were tasked to find a real client and design a project for them. My clients were my parents, who wanted to build a house on an empty section they have.