Research and Projects

Welcome to the Yorgle Notebook, my evolving collection of essays, projects, hacks and various other niftiness that friends or myself have encountered or discovered.

All of the content on these pages is copyright by Scott Lawrence, unless otherwise noted. All media content is Creative Commons licensed.

You may also want to check out the Notebook Battlegrounds for possible future things that may be added here, or just tiny snippets of thoughts.

Alternative Links
Geodesic Sphere -- my project blog
UmlautLlama.com for my main pages and links and such
Algorithms
Jaguar VLM-1 Dissection
An exercise to figure out the Jaguar CD's "Virtual Light Machine" (made by Llamasoft) triggering algorithm. (2009 December)
Heuristic-based Character Recognition
An algorithm I devised for reading the digits generated by a piece of video hardware, retrieved from video file imagery. (2005 September)
Histogram Equalization
A fast algorithm to equalize/normalize image data with very good results. This article also covers Histograms, and Normalization. (2006 February)
Books
Stereo Video Production
A complete how-to for creating 3D Stereo content on the cheap, including editing, building a camera rig, and production planning. (2008 April)
Essays
Close Enough is Good Enough
Do you really need π to five thousand decimal points, or is "3.14" good enough? How about "22/7"? (2005 October)
Explorations
Pac Rom Family Tree
An exploration of various clues about the Pac-Man romsets to try to determine a proper family tree for them all... (2012 April)
Full Motion Video on Pac-Man Hardware
Is it possible to play back video on a 3MHz Z80-based computer from 1980? Yes... read on... (2007 July)
Talks
From Ms.Pac-Man to Crazy Otto
A talk about how I created my Crazy Otto demo ROMsets, made for BarCamp Rochester (2014 April)
Z80 Software Hacks
A talk on Z80 software hacks, made for BarCamp Rochester (2012 April)
Z80 iOS VM For Games
A talk on my Z80-based iOS game engine/Virtual Machine (2010 October)
In Progress...
JasperBox
A "space station control panel"-like electronic box for my son Jasper to play with. (2009 December)