A comprehensive guide to overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Part II

This three part series is a comprehensive guide to beating RSI with hardware, software, and physiotherapy exercise strategies. Part I outlined the hardware strategies so this article will focus on software interventions for overcoming  RSI. Regular breaks and rest The best way to combat repetitive strain injury is to interrupt the strain cycle by taking…Read more A comprehensive guide to overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Part II

A comprehensive guide to overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Part I

Writing algorithms for robots is fun, so fun that one can really loose track of time spent at a computer. Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a gradual process of straining tendons and muscles in the wrist, hand and arm due to repetitive strenuous motions such as using a computer mouse or typing. This can result…Read more A comprehensive guide to overcoming Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Part I

Tools for accelerated learning

Learning new tools, programming languages, algorithms, middle-ware, or even math is a way of life for any roboticist. And learning fast is equally important. Here are some useful platforms for learning. Programming languages Assuming you already know how to code, learning a new language involves getting familiar with new syntax, libraries and sometimes new paradigms.…Read more Tools for accelerated learning

Useful tools and hacks

A collection of useful tools and hacks I've come across recently (list updated): Resetting an administrative password in Ubuntu It is possible to reset an administrative password you forgot, provided you have access to the physical machine (this is obviously a security measure). To reset simply restart the machine and on the GNU GRUB screen…Read more Useful tools and hacks