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EDWARD DEAVER, IV (WORLD MERGE)

Creative technologist merging the world of Computer Science and Art to create new experiences.

I love creating new things and love cycling (connect with me on Strava) .

Skills:

Arduinos, mechatronics, openFrameworks, JavaScript, Python

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Circadian Rhythm Stair Lights (In Progress)

November 01, 2021

Motion activated CCT LED stair lighting that changes color temperature based on the time of day.

I am designing a stair lighting controller (Arduino based) that uses NTP to get the current time and a lighting algorithm to determine the best color temperature for the time of day.
Tech used: Arduino, Design, Electronics, Blender, Rust View Case Study Repository Link

Control My Lights

October 31, 2020

An interactive light installation in my home controlled via React Site / Twitch chat / YouTube chat.

I designed, and promoted an interactive light instlation in my home that raised $225 for Feeding America, had 220 individual active users (those that sent a command), and 2093 Twitch live views (310 via Twitch and 895 from external sources).
Tech used: ReactJS, NodeJS, Python with Selenium, OpenFrameworks 11 (C++ Creative Coding Framework), Arduino(C++), MongoDB, Redis, Arduino Uno, Elgato Camlink, Canva, Figma View Case Study Repository Link

GLSL Shader Experiments

April 01, 2020

These are experiments from taking classes via Codame. These are running in The Force an online GLSL shader live coding platform.

I created these glsl animations that used my webcam as an input.
Tech used: GLSL View Case Study Repository Link

Computer Science Bachelors Capstone

January 01, 2020

An interactive installation that explores smart cities and radical transparency.

For my computer science capstone project, I created an IoT installation with the goal of making smart technology tangible and less intimidating to the public, for the Innovation Office at the City of Syracuse, (a small, start-up-like office in City government). The sensors were connected to two Arduinos, connected to a Raspberry Pi, via USB running an openFrameworks desktop application that visualized their distance to the sensors on addressable LED strips, via a FadeCandy. The project integrated IoT elements by sending that distance data to an AWS DynamoDB database and NodeJS website, on Heroku, using a Python script that sent the data it received from openFrameworks via a UDP socket. That project forced me to learn how to communicate complicated computer science ideas to a non-technical audience via a series of posters and illustrations for each piece of hardware.
Tech used: ReactJS, NodeJS, Python with Selenium, OpenFrameworks 11 (C++ Creative Coding Framework), Arduino(C++), MongoDB, Redis, Arduino Uno, Elgato Camlink, Canva, Figma View Case Study Repository Link

Syracuse Performance Dashboard in Client Side JavaScript

August 01, 2019

A static implmentation of an R-lang KPI dashboard using Bootstrap, ChartJS and Bootstrap (as well as D3.js.

For an internship at the Syracuse Accountability Performance and Innovation ( Innovation team / iTeam) I was tasked with porting the current dashboard to something besides its current state of being 5+ individual R (R lang – data analysis language) scripts that would render the website. The goal was to make it easier to update the site. My implementation relied on hosting the site on Github pages, using ChartJS to create the graphs due to using SVGs it had a lighter performance hit than D3 based charting libraries.
Tech used: View Case Study Repository Link

City of Syracuse Snow Plow Mapping Application

December 01, 2018

I produced a proof of concept snow plow mapping website for The City of Syracuse.

I produced a proof of concept snow plow mapping website for The City of Syracuse. Syracuse is one of the snowiest cities on record within the United States. Given this fact, it was deemed important that the residents of Syracuse should be able to see when their streets were plowed. Earlier in 2018 the Office of Accountability, Performance, and Innovation held a Civic Hackathon in partnership with Syracuse University’s iSchool to find insights on plow data. This project was a continuation of the mission of that hackathon to tackle our snow problem. Also, the snow plow mapping tool would decrease the number of calls coming through to Cityline saying a street was not plowed. The City of Syracuse’s snow plow mapping application is an in-house project, created by me (Edward Deaver, IV), a computer science intern with the City.
Tech used: Python, JavaScript, RabbitMQ, Tile38, Verizon Fleet Management API, AWS DynamoDB, S3, EC2 View Case Study Repository Link

Hey, I’m Edward, nice to meet you!

Edward Deaver is a Computer Science graduate of Le Moyne College. He is a CS major working to merge computer science and art to create amazing experiences. My professional goals are to run my own right-to-repair cycling hardware company. I want to work with passionate people who are not afraid of trying new innovative approaches and are not afraid of failure and what can be learned from that.

My skills include Arduino, lighting, openFrameworks, Python, Editing.

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