Many companies have 'Labs' pages where they present projects they consider cool or innovative. My labs page is a selection of my projects and blog postings that I hope you find interesting.
I hacked a set of GE Color Effects Christmas lights using an Arduino, a cutting board, some plywood and a picture frame to make my own programmable 7x7 large LED display.
GAGA-1 was my high-altitude balloon project that rose on April 10, 2011 to a height ot 32km (over 105,000ft). It took photographs all the way up (and down) and produced some spectacular pictures of England, the atmosphere and the blackness of space. An onboard radio transmitter and GPS made it possible to track the capsule up and down.
In August/September 2009 I worked to get the British Government to apologize for the prosecution and persecution of Alan Turing. On September 10, 2009 (much to my surprise) the British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, issued a long and detailed apology. The full story can be read here.
Following some nicely written instructions I made a Ponyo or putt-putt boat out of a Coke can and a fruit juice carton. The Coke can turns into an extremely simple steam engine that powers the boat.
Detecting images that have been forged by covering up part of the image by copy/pasting blocks of pixels is possible using an algorithm that I implemented. Details by clicking the image below (which shows copying of a bunch of foliage to cover the presence of a military vehicle):