Sunday, October 24, 2021
Education STEM

A Very Simple Etch A Sketch Type Program (Python)

Here’s a fun, little application using Python. In this post, I demonstrate drawing lines using just the arrow keys on the keyboard (up/down/left/right). The drawing direction is determined by the arrow key pressed as shown in the clip below: With each keypress a line is drawn in the direction of the arrow head, which is […]

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Coding Education STEM

Interactive Text-To-Speech App with Presidents of USA (Python)

In this blog, I’ll discuss how to build an interactive lookup of data and have the results spoken back to you in human language. Specifically, I have a list of all POTUS to-date in a file (Excel, CSV, Text…they’ll work without any code design change). I want to be able to lookup the very first […]

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Analytics Education STEM

Analyzing 10 Years of Patriots Performance: NFL

Love em or hate em, New England Patriots is a team to reckon with. They’ve implemented numerous creative and suspicious internal strategies that most  other teams would love to copy or at least understand. Well, I cannot expose those details as they’re not available anywhere. What is available however is their scores and stats. So, […]

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Coding Education STEM

Generating, plotting trajectory and…gamification (Excel)

Reminiscing the old tank game, I wanted to re-create a low-weight, low-code option of that simulation. The game depended on a canon (projectile) shot at your selected speed and angle to hit an enemy tank. The foundational formula is used in missile launch, sports, and many (you guessed it) military applications. Here, using the same […]

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Art Break Life

Some of my faves: Live-Streaming Underwater Cams

Here are some of my favorite live-streams of underwater cams. They range from sharks, to coral reef life, to manatees. Also, there’s a link for an hour-long meditation while watching the apex predator of the underwater. Enjoy! Coral City Camera. Miami (FL, USA) Live stream from an urban coral reef in FL. Great streaming and […]

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Analytics Coding STEM

Selected movies: searchable, sort-able for utility and fun

A list of selected movies (about 4,000 titles) I gleaned from IMDB and OMDB databases through their APIs. After downloading the raw data (some as CSVs, some as JSON payloads), I curated the data to make it simple to consume over the web, and hosted in the Cloud. This started out as a personal project […]

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