I've been promising friends & followers some update screenshots for a while, so here they are. I'm still undecided what to call this project, however the goal here is to develop an interactive model of Pripyat, Chernobyl I'm aiming to build over time. Here it is so far:
 
Over the last few months I have been working on migrating existing clients to a new business consultation firm, with web and systems design being one of its services. All web design will now be performed under Hivemind Consulting. Hivemind Technology will now primarily focus on technology research, design, and development - with both Borealis, and [...]
 

Over the last week I have been experimenting with the BK8000L bluetooth modules, and if they could be integrated into Borealis. The upshot is a slightly better price, and includes battery and audio support (I wanted to add audio and battery functions into Borealis once we hit crowdfunding as stretch goals). The issue is however, …

 
I've always held a fascination with the abandoned town of Pripyat, in Chernobyl, Ukraine. Perhaps what I find the most interesting is what it once was, and what it could have been today, and some of the architecture and art scattered around the city really showed the old Soviet's 'city for the future' theme. Recently, [...]
 
I've been working on assembling Borealis PCBs and waiting on components to arrive (thus the long time to assemble). Straight to the point, I have identified several things to work on for the next prototype revision: Fix and verify bluetooth LED pin (corrected by connecting a mod wire to the correct pin and cutting the [...]
 

Recently, I got the help of a US-based electronics engineering student to review the circuit diagram of Borealis as a second pair of eyes, and I finished cleaning up the prototype pcb design (I’m not too fussed on quality and optimization, it just needed to light up the LEDs and connect to Bluetooth). Samples were then …

 
We've been working on a design for the enclosure to fit the PCB, and look tidy & presentable. We've gone with a matte black base, with a semi-opaque top, which will assist with light diffusion. The board screws down to the base via four M2 screws, with the base being primarily hollow to make room [...]
 
Over the last few days, I have been working on a block diagram to layout the functionality (both essential and additional functions) of Borealis, and from there a circuit schematic was created, and the first MVP (Minimum Viable Product) board designed. I'm about to go full nerd, so bear with me! It features ten addressable RGB [...]
 
This will be my first project under the remodelling of Hivemind Technology into a development and sales business. Over a series of blog entries I hope to publicly publish the development of Borealis, a concept desktop accessory lamp that's been sitting in the 'to-do' pile for too long now, and finally get it to market. [...]
 

With Hivemind Tech becoming vested in developing websites and information systems, I’ve determined it is time to split that off into another company, and return Hivemind Tech to what it was all about in the early days. I wanted to focus on providing three things; A platform for delivering updates on my innovations & projects. An eCommerce platform for …

 
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