AK5A is Austin Meyers - a designer and developer with a love of robotics. From demo and research prototyping to scalable user ready applications, I've built them all.
Mighty Colossus Storybook
Storybook on iPhone and iPad
Some of the characters and props from Storybook
David Rheams and I came up with the idea for Storybook a few months back, and over the summer I designed and coded the app relying heavily on David to keep the scope on track. Ultimately we ended up with a full featured children’s story book creator featuring:
Teaser demo of Tend.ai platform
How-to video demonstrating Tend.ai platform
Mark Silliman and I have worked together for the last few years on a variety of robotics experiments and tutorials. In January 2016 we got together to build a plug-n-play cloud-based robotics machine tending platform. I designed and built the front end UX, UI and helped extensively with the back-end architecture. I think we succeeded in building very successful prototype!
PulsedLight Signatures (Concept)
PulsedLight Signatures concept video
An unfinished (and following PulsedLight's acquisition by Garmin, likely abandoned) concept proposal for acquiring, analyzing and identifying the "signatures" (or unique data set) produced objects intersecting one or multiple range-finder beams.
PulsedLight 3D Scanner
Chrome Interface (left) and Scanner rig (right)
False-color plot (left) and photo of scanned area (right)
PulsedLight 3d Scanner is a point-cloud creation tool created I created with PulsedLight, Inc. for the research and experimentation in point-based robotic/computer visualizations. Using a distance sensor, 2 servos, 2 Arduinos (the second one simply provides power) a laptop and a Google Chrome Stand-alone app - point cloud data is captured and export as CSV, PNG and OBJ.
PulsedLight Code & Docs
One of my goals at PulsedLight, Inc. was to prepare application code for customers of our LIDAR-Lite product. Because of the multitude of microprocessor platforms out in the market, we decided to focus specifically on Arduino, as it was open and worked with so many different programming platforms with relative ease - users from experts to complete novices could be up and running in very short order.
As we progressed from version 1 to version 2 of the sensor we realized that individual pieces of code wasn’t as valuable as an Arduino library with easy to access functions for the various features of the sensor. For more advanced users we extensively documented the library so they could learn the details and apply this to they’re own projects.
I2C wiring diagram for LIDAR-Lite. Pinout (left) and Arduino (right)
Screenshots of library code showing inline documentation
I2C protocol diagram for LIDAR-Lite
I had the opportunity to work with Mark Silliman on an article series for developers interested in learn ROS (Robotic Operating System). Autonomous robots, coffee, web apps, Chrome extensions and more!
Text Parsing & Analytics Tool
The Text Parsing and Analytics Tool is a lightweight text analysis application designed to assist researchers performing content analysis on newspaper articles. This is useful for researchers who are analyzing numerous sources of newspaper articles. The application takes text files and converts them to a table for analysis.
Created with David Rheams.
The Emmoco Bluetooth Low-Enery (BLE) ecosystem is composed of 7 components.
I had the opportunity to design and illustrate all the art and marketing collateral and assist in development of most of the these components (not the board or eclipse tool) and had a very rewarding and educational time with the company. Below are some screenshots of the various pieces of this ecosystem.
Full Ecosystem Diagram featured on Emmoco.com
The development board, box and cables