Josh Schertz

Recent posts:

  • Dockerize the pySecMaster

    Mar 2018

    In an attempt to simplify the startup procedure for the pySecMaster, I've setup Docker for containerizing the system. The beautiful part of containerization is that I can now plan for the exact environment the scripts and database will be run in. Not only does this simplify the scripts I have... more

  • Cryptocoin Mining - Circa 2013

    Dec 2017

    It is amazing to see crytpcurrencies finally becoming mainstream. I first got involved with cryptocoins in mid-2013, and started to mine them by that fall. I have so many stories of greed, scams and loose money. If you think today's crpto scene is crazy, you should have seen it back... more

  • Ethereum Mining on Nvidia V100

    Nov 2017

    I recently found myself asking the question, "Can you mine Ethereum on an AWS instance?" When the ground breaking Nvidia V100 was finally added on AWS, I knew I had to test it's mining prowess. So how did it perform? Well, the V100 is currently the world's best Ethereum ming... more

  • Robotics Nanodegree Project 4 - Deep Learning

    Nov 2017

    The deep learning project, also known as the Follow Me project, uses a fully convolutional network (FCN) to build a model for identifying a target person from a simulated drone camera feed. The purpose of the model is to have the drone follow the target person as they walk around,... more

  • Jamming Gripper

    Sep 2017

    This is my first prototype of a jamming gripper. Jamming grippers use a soft rubber bag filled with a granular material that can expand and contract based on air pressure. The granular material is able to surround an object when pressed onto it. When the air is removed, the material... more

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