Will Furnell

Will Furnell

Launching a pico balloon!

Launching a pico balloon!

Over the last few months I've been working on building a pico balloon payload for the university society I've been president of, TinkerSoc. This has been my first foray into designing PCBs and writing code for (just) the ATMega328PU, so it's taken a little while!


SCSI2SD - an easier way


I got a SCSI2SD v5 board the other day for a Macintosh Quadra 700 as the original hard drive had finally died. Unfortunately this machine (at the moment) has basically no I/O - the floppy drive is not functioning properly and I do have a SCSI CD drive, but not SCSI1.

So... I needed a way...


TAPAS is the Timepix Analysis Platform at School and is a web platform I've been developing over the last couple of years for analysing radiation data from CERN's Timepix detectors. I originally developed it for my Extended Project Qualification but now have extended it massively.

TAPAS is now u...

Film Photography

I've been doing a lot more film photography recently, and have just done my first black and white developments!

You can see some of the photos that I've taken here: https://wills.photography

Here's one photo that I've developed - taken on Whitstable beach.

Developing for GridPP - grid-analysis

Developing for the Grid

Since getting access to the UK Grid, I've been starting to write some of my own software to run on it. Initially, I have been working on a simple analysis system, using lucid-utils for actual analysis, to run through a folder of XYC frames and output a CSV file that is simi...