Today we have another edition of "Engineering Roundtable!" First, let's talk a little bit about today's host - Nick Poole. Nick, SparkFun's catalog curator, describes himself as an "execution guy." He excels in design and fabrication, finding novel solutions for code, board layout and interface problems. With an interest in wearable electronics and computing, Nick focuses not so much on theory, but on practical empirical electronics knowledge that gets him, and SparkFun, from point A to B. Nick's background in electronics is nothing if not diverse. The son of a mechanical engineer, Nick's childhood toys weren't matchbox cars and footballs, but howevermany-in-one electronic kits and a VTech children's laptop. Nick spent his youth building robots and writing simple computer games in BASIC. At the end of 8th grade, his middle school principal called him into her office - not to give him a detention, but to ask Nick to give her a briefing on computer security. For Nick, electronics have always been a labor of love.
Today, Nick takes you through his build of "The Big Ugly Camera." Check it out:
Nick took a few photos to give the camera a trial run. The photo on the left is the "source" photo and the photo on the right is using Nick's camera.
Yeah, maybe the photo is not too clear - but the proof of concept is definitely there. Check out the video above and feel free to leave any questions in the comments section below.