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If it’s not hard, its not worth making

I am currently collecting drivers’ data about driving habits for my Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree program. You can check out some of my progress below. If am not in my lab, drop me an email and we can talk.

See you in PyConKe event at USIU Africa on 28th and 29th where I will be giving a talk on Lane and Traffic Sign Detection, my talk is on Friday at 4:30-5:30pm.Please find my power point presentation here-en

Self Driving Car Project - Part 1 Project Update

▲ Current state of the car as of May 3rd 2017 This week has been very busy for me since I started making my self driving car model out of an RC Car. Last year I got a Red Hammer H2 RC Car. This car is made in China on a Ratio of 1:14 and runs on 5x1.5V .The project is simple, make it drive itself and learn alot of stuff while at it. [Read More]

Growing Plants With Artificial Light 2

Purpose AND Objectives The main propose of this experiment is to learn more about how plants can survive and grow to maturity without being exposed to sunlight. This experiment is a continuation of my earler Experiment - Growing With Light. This time on a bigger scale and with more accurate data and equipment.The following are some of the objectives for this project: To lean more about how plants convert light during photosynthesis To learn about different types of light which are used in plant germination & growth To learn about Automation and Data Mining To increase my programming skills in small embedded hardware. [Read More]

LifeLog 2017 Edition Day 90 Update

Today is Friday, the 31st of March, 2017. There are 275 days, 6,604 hours and more that 400,000 minutes left for the year to come to an end. We are 90 days into 2018 and its already feels long enough. When the year comes to a close many will say that year went fast, and almost cannot recall most days of the year due to us having countless activies in a year. [Read More]

QTC March 2017

SUBCRIPTIONS WERE DUE IN JANUARY:- FULL MEMBERS SHS.2,000 ASSOCIATES SHS.1,000 STUDENTS SHS.200 MINUTES OF THE SHACK MEETING HELD ON 11th February, 2017 Present: Chairman/Secretary: E. Alleyne, 5Z4NU Treasurer: H. Patel, 5Z4HP Members: M. Beacham, 5Z4BX; D. Mutonga, 5Z4DJ; K. Mutu, 5Z4BV; Apologies: Bishop Bill Atwood, 5Z4BS; J. Nyadwe; J. Archer, 5Z4FV; D. Gardner, 5Z4DE; D. Angoya, 5Z4ALN; Kagotho, 5Z4OC; The meeting opened at 10. [Read More]

1st October Shack Meeting - Shack Vandalised & Windows Smashed

Today’s Shack meeting was best attended than another since i joined ARSK. This was mainly due to the recent developments at the shack. The home-less guy that we chased from living behind the shack wrecked havoc on the shack. The smashed the windows, destroyed the supports that hold the veranda’s roofing which eventually came crashing down. There were signs of attempted forced entry from the rear door but once again the bees deterred him. [Read More]

3rd September Shack Meeting

Today’s Shack meeting was well attended. We had 4 members present including our Chairman, Mr Ted Alleyne. Other members present were Mr. Joseph Ngungu and Mr. Kagotho. We arrived to find that somebody had stolen the water meter and left the water flooding the entire place. I plugged the pipe with a stick and I hope it holds till its repaired. Also the guy who lives behind the shack has made the hole in the fence bigger since thats his passage, we took down his makeshift dwelling because he had littered the place with plastic bottles. [Read More]

Growing Plants With Artificial Light Experiment

Introduction The intensity of light radiating from a point source that reaches a surface is inversely proportional to the square of the surface’s distance from the source - Inverse square law. This simply means that if an object is twice as far away it receives only a quarter of the light. This is the basis of this experiment. For a long time we have relied on the sun as the source of food, but with recent scientific studies, man has stared to grow plants indoors with the help of artificial light from bulbs. [Read More]


Introduction Youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from Youtube and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific. youtube-dl should work in your Unix box, in Windows or in Mac OS X. It is released to the public domain, which means you can modify it, redistribute it or use it however you like. Installation To install it right away for all UNIX users (Linux, OS X, etc. [Read More]

2nd July Shack Meeting Passed Novice Exam

Gate and Shack Security The fence for the shack has a big hole which unknown persons keep breaking into the shack. There is along process for this to be repaired. These people have now started ‘dwelling’ behind the building. We found a large stock of bottles behind the shack building. They have also broken the water pipe. Running Costs The site has proved too expensive to maintain and we are thinking of changing location. [Read More]

Connect To Eduroam On Archlinux

Eduroam is a worldwide internet service for research that is used in universities globally. Eduroam uses a secure protocol when connecting to the users. Windows and other OSs have different configurations. On Archlinux start by running the following commands. Note: The following steps are for Connman (A Daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. Comes with a command-line client, plus Enlightenment, ncurses, GTK and Dmenu clients are available). [Read More]