This is really my bread and butter. I create websites. From
design to programming, I can create a website for you. For a
catalog of examples, .
BitNotes Artistic/Crafting Designs
This is where I get to stretch my creative wings. I enjoy coming up with new ideas for designs and executing them.
Fractals - What are Fractals? They are a representation of the results of certain mathematical functions. (More )
To make it simpler to understand, look at the top of this page. The first tile is part of a Fractal I generated. Imagine
that you have a math problem in front of you. If you plug in a couple of numbers, like a horizontal and vertical position,
you get a particular answer. But if you plug in a different horizonal and vertical position you could get the same or
a different answer. If you pick a particular color to represent each possible answer, you can get a colorful image.
Sometimes though, the answer doesn't match any of the colors. In that case, we assign one more color.
For most Fractal images, the goal is to plug in only two numbers representing horizontal and vertical. In some of my
images I found a way to plug in a third number as a third "dimension" yielding something like a 3D image. In fact, I've
played around with a type of 3D called "Anaglyphs". Those are the kind you look at through special colored glasses. Some
day I'll get back to that, but it requires a LOT of calculations and the images take quite a while to generate with
even a fairly powerful computer.
to see some examples of my Fractal artwork.
Papercraft - This is an artform where you build 3D models out of paper. Those models can be simple, like a cube,
or complex like a soccer ball. Some even get very complex, like a building or space ship. (More )
When I recently got back into papercraft, I decided to create a set of designs that would allow other people to learn
the craft with simple to slightly complex models. From there, there are plenty of the more complex models available on
the internet. Just use your favorite search engine and search for "Papercraft".
To see my own set of papercraft models, .
Software - I have a college degree in Conputer Science. This is, in part, what got me into website programming,
but I've also worked in DOS (going way back) and Windows as well as some unique web-based programs.
To see some of my programs, .
Hardware - I have a college degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Design Emphasis) and have, in the past,
designed new items or modified others.
To see some of my designs, .
Garden of Light
I've recently started a new series on my YouTube channel called "Garden of Light". This is the part of my website where you can find documents related to the projects in that series.
Cheap dollar store garden lights don't work so well in the shade. Could combining the power from two solar cells work better?
This experiment attempts to solve the problem by combining two solar cells in parallel to boost the available current. Since the original video,
I've decided to also try two cells in series to see if more voltage would be better than more current in recovering the energy consumed by the LED light overnight.
For motivation, technical details and results Click Here
Yes. I'm reworking my website once again. Stay tuned ...