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This is the first of a series exploring TensorFlow.  Since I have no training in machine learning it will not consist of tutorials but will have links to the material that I am using.  I plan to use my Windows PC to train models and ultimately a Raspberry Pi to do object classification.  The main purpose will be to document the things I learn along the way and perhaps interest you in a similar journey.   Background   I have been exploring facial recognition using OpenC ...
While building the Rainbow Ukulele this last week I was reminded of another project from quite some time back.  About 20 years ago I was in a large music store in Houston and saw a used Fender Jazz 5 string guitar neck in good condition without the hardware near the counter where the guitar technician worked with a price tag of $5.  My son plays the acoustic double bass and I thought building an electric instrument with him might be fun so I bought it.  Five strings are less commo ...
In a recent post by shabaz a clever method for lifting tactile switches up to the correct height to fit an enclosure is described.  There is also a useful list of switches with caps that fit.  That post inspired me to revisit a method I have used in the past and upgrade it.   My somewhat cruder method involved cutting off the tops of extra long tactile switches.  The body of the switch is tapered which meant no single cap would fit and so I used them without caps. The imp ...