Archive for the 'basics' Category

Ice Hockey Game Analysis

My son plays ice hockey and I have recorded couple of his games. Now it was not a big surprise that scanning through the material is bit of a pain. I started recording when the puck was dropped. The play is stopped in hockey most often either for goals, saves by the goalie, offsides or when the period/game ends. There are exceptions to the rules of course, but for coaching purposes the most important scenarios can be identified with simple rules. Continue reading ‘Ice Hockey Game Analysis’

Smashing Eiffel

Apparently Perrier setup a zipline down from the Eiffel tower. Going down it would have been awesome, but the coolest bit may be the 3d camera automation for personal experience capture.

Mixing reality

This looks really cool. Really looking forward to art installations utilizing mixed reality like this.

Review: Samsung A3 2017

I recently got a new camera, I mean phone. The trusty Lumia finally met its demise and company replaced it with Samsung A3. The first impresssions have been good, but in all honesty I haven’t been fully satisfied. There are some peculiar things that I’m not fond of.

  • Uploading photos does not work in Windows using the “Import pictures and videos” as the wizard finds thousands of photos and the phone lock itself too soon
  • For some reason Samsung decided to equip with the phone with the reversible USB Type C port as standard micro B would have worked fine
  • Standard Android would work fine so why push all that Samsung crap on the phone
  • The camera makes huge images, but the white balance is all screwed and low light quality is poor compared to several years old Lumia

The phone itself is snappy and the most important productivity apps (such as Clash Royale and Clash of Clans) work well. The camera starts fast with double-click of the button. With the help of my viiiiva heart rate strap Strave app is useful.

IoT hockey shot radar

I bought a cheap radar device to help training my wrist shot. The device is fairly simple and  just shows the shot speed on the LED display and announces it aloud. The thing that occurred to me was that wouldn’t it be cool if you could keep track of all the shots you have taken practicing shooting off-ice. So I opened up the plastic case and this is what I found.


Radar circuit board

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Game play analysis

This is cool. Even cooler would be to have AI machine learning script analyse the recorded plays.

Pi Zero W: First impressions

pi zero w 001I’ve been playing around with Raspberry pi 2 for some time now. Wireless Zero was published last week and I jumped on the chance to get on the latest wagon. I bought the Zero with case package from The Pi Hut. The device is small and inconspicuous so it will be great for lot of little projects. Zero W seems to be exactly what I wanted. Continue reading ‘Pi Zero W: First impressions’

Fideocam concept

Fideocam is a pioneer in automating video tools for personal experience capture.