Brian Mayton's Portfolio
Welcome to my web portfolio. This site contains a collection of my research, art, and projects.
There are two ways to navigate the information here. You may choose from the index of links below, or follow the guided tour through a few selected projects by using the "next" and "previous" links at the bottoms of the pages. (Note that the guided tour is not exhaustive.)
I am currently a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in the Responsive Environments group. My current research interests are sensor systems that enable computer systems to be context- and location-aware. Previously, I was a research assistant at Intel Labs Seattle, where I focused on robotics and sensing applications.
- List of Publications
- Enabling Robots to Plug In to Unmodified Electrical Outlets
- An Electric Field Pretouch System for Grasping and Co-Manipulation
- Classroom Presenter for the XO Laptop
I was a teaching assistant for the Software for Embedded Systems course at the University of Washington for three quarters. I developed lab assignments and custom hardware for the class, and assisted students in the lab. I received an honorable mention for the Bandes Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching for my work.
- CSE 466: Software for Embedded Systems (UW)
- iMote2 Platform Support
- Introduction and Selected Work
- My flickr Photostream (most recent photographic work)
- Ordered Pixels (my blog and earlier photographic work)
- My page for MAS.863 "How to Make (almost) Anything"
- The FabFish – an open-source electric field sensor board (work in progress)
- AirStick electric field sensor board for UW computer engineering lab
- Finger-sized electric field sensing hardware
- Robot palm board
- Basic electric field sensor board for UW computer engineering lab
- Robot power system
- Power monitor board
- ZigBoard (working title) 802.15.4 transceiver board
One of my hobbies is building and listening to high-end headphone audio gear. The following are various components, designed by others and shared online with the DIY audio community, that I have built.
- CMoy headphone amplifiers
- MINT headphone amplifier
- Mini³ headphone amplifier and γ1 DAC
- PPA2 headphone amplifier
- Balanced β22 amplifier
- γ2 DAC
Other Electronics Projects
More About Me
- My curriculum vitæ (I am not currently seeking employment.)
- Contact me: web AT bdm DOT cc