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I recently got a USB microscope and tried it out with strawberry DNA (which is pretty easy to extract it turns out).

DNA extraction lab instructions: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/strawberry-dna

Microscope with 10/60/200x magnification: http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-Amoeba-Purpose-Digital-Microscope/dp/B007DJZEIO
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The topic everyone in the world should be talking about.
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An #openhardware quartz crystal microbalance based on #Arduino #Micro and #3dprinting
Marco Mauro is a physicist currently employed as Scientific Coordinator at Novaetech, the first Spin-off Company of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Italy. He shared with us all the info about a project he's been working on and based on Arduino Micro.
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Sunset launch ✓
DSCOVR in good health, on way to Lagrange point 1 ✓
First deep-space mission for Falcon 9 ✓
http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/02/11/spacex-launches-dscovr-satellite-deep-space-orbit
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My rear speaker looked lonely on the floor so I laser cut a stand for it, the windows were cut by drawing out a golden ratio stencil, also put in two LEDs for some mood lighting because why not.
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Now use RGB LEDs and modulate the color and brightness according to the frequency and volume of the sound being played. :)
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Put together a pan/tilt Raspberry Pi noir camera for taking astro-photography shots. It uses two 100:1 geared stepper motors giving 0.018 degree resolution before micro-stepping. A power supply takes in wall power and will put out 5V (via buck convertor) for the pi, as well as 12V for the motors.

Right now I'm jury-rigged a laptop power supply to provide 19V for the motors and 5V for the pi.
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Sweet! I have two Pis and I really want to make something like this!
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We made our own wooden-planks-quote-wall-ornament-thing and canvas painting of a kraken enjoying dinner! +Lizzy Burl 
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  • Monument Valley
  • Blek
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Robotics
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Motion planning, cloud computing
Employment
  • Google Research - Machine Intelligence
    Software Engineer, 2015 - present
    Localization / Vision / Optics
  • Google X Lab
    Software Engineer, 2014 - 2015
    Mobile Robotics / Vision
  • Google
    Software Engineer Intern, 2013 - 2013
    Cloud Solutions
  • SpaceX
    Avionics Intern, 2013 - 2013
    Avionics Flight Software
  • Amazon.com
    Software Development Engineer Intern, 2012 - 2012
    Music Database
  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
    Student Intern, 2011 - 2011
    Climate modelling research
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    MS Robotic Systems Development, 2013 - 2015
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    BS ME + BS CS, 2005 - 2012
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