Welcome to my lab

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.

Serving Your Wordpress Blog on Caddy on Linode Server

Some information of first time users of Caddy+Wordpress+Linode

After fiddling around and some long hours setting up my server, I managed to install Wordpress on Caddy.For those who have not used Caddy before, you can read more about it on Caddyserver. Its awesome since it gives you a https (security) for your domain. Caddy is praised by industry experts for security defaults and unpararelleld usability. Take Note To make this tutorial easier to follow, I will first point out my biggest issues which you need to take care as you go forth: [Read More]

Nyeri Baptist School

A weekend visit to Nyeri Baptist School in Nyeri County, Kenya meeting very bright students

The sound of drifing wind and background noise of students discussing in low tones is the relative ambience that I observed for the short duration that I was in Nyeri Baptist School. I cannot forget to mention the fact that apart from the normal mobile network, the air seemed electrically clean. No numerous untamed, unmanaged wifi signals roaming in the air that we soak in daily in Nairobi. It was just the best condusive environment for knowledge. [Read More]

Data Collection Monday

Improved video quality as a result on phone mounting angle

I go to BSF on Monday evenings to Westlands St Marks Church and the drive there with my friends provides a good chance to collect some data for my self driving car programme. My data collection device is still my mobile phone mounted on the dashboard. I have explained how to do this in my previous post. Yesterday’s run was like normal but over the last 3 weeks, my videos have been appearing with some darkness which is as a result from the mounting angle facing the road. [Read More]

Collecting Driving Data On Kenyan Roads

How to collect your data safely and on budget

Ever since I dipped my mind into the autonomous vehicles world, I have been noting carefully road transport in a whole new dimension. I now see data and need lots of it. Training a CNN needs alot of data and even when I was working on the Lane Detection Algo project, I used data that was provided by (Udacity)[udacity.com]. But now I deceided to put the same algo on local roads here in Kenya. [Read More]

This Week in Autonomous Vehicles Spetember 10th Edition

Autonomous Vehicles Spetember 10th Edition

This past week has had quite some significant developments in the autonomous car industry. The big companies are still leading the pack though some have decided to cut back in developments. Seizing this opportunity, small startups are rising by launching market ready self driving cars promising to make them ready by 2020. Top Headlines Lyft and Drive.ai will be offering free rides in Self Driving cars in the Bay Area with Safety Drivers - David Silver Whats Driving The Connected Car? [Read More]

Speak Chinese Like A Native Project

A Project on how to pronounce the tones like you were born and bred in China

I stepped into my first Chinese class in May 2012 at Kenyatta University Confucius Institute and I have been using Chinese professionally as from September 2014 when I landed my first translation job at the Standard Gauge Railway. Speakig Chinese is natural for me but not the idioms which are a headache. Speaking like a Chinese native requires alot of time and preactise, something that many non natives dont have time. [Read More]

RC Self Driving Car Update

An update on my progress in buiding a small Self Driving Car

Of late I have been busy making the car since my last update. If you do not undertsand what this project is aout, please check the last update and check out my medium page where I give regular updates. Its so easy to blog on medium. In summary the following have happened since April Learned alot about Self Driving Cars from Udacity Bricked a Raspberry Pi Model 3 Bought and destroyed an RC Car Coded alot in Python Eploded a LiPo battery One of my main challenges with the RC Self Driving car was power. [Read More]

This Week In Autonomous Vehicles July 30th Edition

This week's highlight is the Tesla Model 3 Launch

This week in the autonomous vehicle industry has been quite busy one. For me I have been doing alot of hardware work to improve on my hand on skills. My RC SD car has gained some progress despite my busy schedule Now onto the news… Tesla Model 3 Launch. Need I say more? I love this car Standard Battery Starting at $35,000 Range of 220 miles 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 5. [Read More]

Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree Term1 Project1 Finding Lane Lines

To Find Lanes Lines On The Road Using Basic Computer Vision

The main objective of this project is to find lane lines in video using basic computer vision. The lines on the road show us where the lanes are and act as a constant reference for where to steer the vehicle. Naturally, one of the first things we would like to do in developing a self-driving car is to automatically detect lane lines using an algorithm.In this project I have created a pipeline to detect lane lines in images and videos using Python and OpenCV. [Read More]