I first learned how REST APIs worked during an online web development course I was taking a couple of years ago. We were using the Goodreads API to make our own book review web application. I was amazed at how with only a few lines of code I was able…

3D printing — also known as additive manufacturing — is a manufacturing process for creating physical 3D objects by laying down layer after layer of a specific material. There are many different techniques one can employ to 3D print objects using plastics, glass, or even metal as the material of…

Many people first get into programming out of an interest in making video games. You may not have thought of Python as an option for developing video games as it is primarily promoted as a language for beginners and data science applications. Indeed, according to gamedesigning.org, …

I decided to try my hand at a classic image classification problem this week. I wondered how well I could train a neural network model to tell if an image contains a cat or not. I have come across many examples of CNN projects identifying cats and dogs in images…

Programming is more of a hobby for me than anything else. It ties into my day job here and there but is more often just an outlet for me to keep learning and working on interesting projects in my spare time. I love programming and have ever since my first…

Over the past several years I have played around with various code editors to try to find out which one would work best for me and my workflow. This can be a controversial topic, as there are many great options out there to choose from. …

A couple of months ago I trained my first image-classification deep neural network. Up until then, I had worked with and around data scientists and AI researchers for several years without ever taking the plunge myself and learning how it all worked. Having recently taken on some machine vision projects…

A few years ago I tried my hand at baking for the first time. It was a simple pizza dough created from a recipe I simply found on the internet. …

I was recently asked to help implement an inventory monitor for a small business. The client’s shop worker needed to quickly determine how much remaining stock he had for specific items, but his workflow did not allow him to easily check their inventory database. My idea was to introduce a…

When I moved to London I started cycling to work to avoid the costs of public transport and owning a vehicle. I picked up a used single-speed and invested in some gear to keep me warm and dry throughout the colder winter months. For the hazy days and cycling at…

Mason Landry

I am an Automation Engineer and hobby tinkerer. I write about mechanical, electrical, and software engineering topics!

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