I am interested in synthetic biology and integrating biological engineering and electriocal engineering. Generally, I try to make sure I have access to a wide variety of tools as a scientist to help me solve problems.
In my previous life I did a lot of computer programming and still enjoy hacking hardware and software. Here are some links to some of the code I have written and stuff I have built.
The Adams Lab had a broken pH meter. The connections between the buttons and the microprocessors were crap and died. I did a little reverse engineering and rebuilt a keypad using an old computer keyboard and some button press switches.
I made an accelerometer based mouse glove for linux. It uses an arduino as the analog interface. I used perl to poll the USB interface and move the mouse. There is a pressure sensor attached to the thumb that can left or right click based on the amount of pressure you use. Click here to watch the video
Download IP Sorcery 2.0.9 : a packet generator with a GUI interface very easy to mess around with and learn about firewalls and network protocols. It is used mostly for testing firewall rules and network troubleshooting.
Quick Changer is a perl script I wrote that allows one to generate quick change primers to mutate a single residue. All one needs to do is give the program a text file contaning the sequence, the residue number to mutate and what to mutate it to.
For performing simulations to test the viscosity of certain whiskeys I created a 40% ethanol/water box. The files were created for use with OPLSAA forcefield for use in gromacs.