Astrojonathan's hack-a-day blog

Teaching your 13 year old robotics by using a Netduino for home automation

My son is a Minecraft addict. If fact four of my five kids might qualify for that description. I...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 06/09/2015

I am a leaf on the wind, watch me soar..

My oldest is starting college and needs a car. Since se will be commuting locally I thought it would...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 09/12/2013

Can you autocross at Electric Car?

My 16 year old daughter had me driver her to a drivers training class last Saturday, she never...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 07/18/2013

WWSB: What Would Scoble Blog?: Total immersion with WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift

When Robert Scoble saw a demo of WorldWide Telescope under embargo he was so moved that he posted...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 06/29/2013

AVM: Placing images in the Sky in WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope Web Client showing results of clicking View in WWT link in Flickr Astrometry...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 05/16/2013

Cosmic Wonder: Producing a full blown show at a premiere Planetarium with WorldWide Telescope

I have been quiet the last couple of weeks because I have had my head down on getting the Eclipse...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 05/11/2013

Pushing the limits of electric car range.

I am into my second week in my Ford Focus Electric (FFE) and I am finally starting to settle in. The...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/18/2013

Going into orbit with WorldWide Telescope and Two-Line-Elements (TLEs)

The Hubble Space Telescope using a custom TLE reference frame and imported 3d Model. WorldWide...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/17/2013

WorldWide Telescope Sharpens it's Visuals with SharpDX

Since we first launched WorldWide Telescope almost 5 years ago I knew we would have to have a major...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/16/2013

Running WorldWide Telescope "Off the Grid" with Offline Cache Management

When we designed WWT it was in the spirit of the MSR TerraServer project, putting lots of stuff...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/15/2013

The great electric experiment: Being at one with my car, in a digital sense.

I have been a car nut since I can remember, and a electronics geek for just about as long so the...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/13/2013

Hacking a Portable Dual Screen for Surface RT for under $100

Surface RT on Left. Motorola LapDock connected thru HDMI and USB adapter cables to be MultiMon. I...

Author: Jonathan Fay - WorldWide Telescope Architect Date: 04/13/2013