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👋 G'day! My name is Sam and I'm an Australian secondary school student (second year of IB at the moment) living in Singapore. In August, I'll be moving to the Bay Area to study Computer Science at UC Berkeley!
I enjoy making things (mostly involving code), running hackathons and learning about random pieces of trivia.
Here's are a couple of projects I'm proud of:
🌎 Hack Club is a worldwide community of high school hackers.
🔵 An open source CMS built for hackers and hobbyists.
🔥 A daily streak system & portfolio for your projects.
🌏 A 4D multimedia experience showcasing the upcoming challenges caused by global warming.
🎶 An interactive sound festival built for Innovation Week 2021 (built using Sonic Pi).
🌁 The behind-the-scenes of the first high school hackathon since the pandemic!
Here's what I've been up to recently (from my Scrapbook):
Tue, Apr 25
Thu, Mar 30
after fighting the PyPortal for weeks (and taking a bit of a hiatus as @arsh7chetana @NeilGhosh & I have exams), I’ve got a version of the information screen for our WHW project working! it’s scaled back from the original idea but that’s alright. next up, I’m going to get our neopixels working.
Wed, Mar 22
caches! in #caches, we created the art for the boxes that we’ll be using as caches. For a bit of fun we included a small easter egg that uses the cipher wheel! It was also interesting learning about PURL from @reesericci here’s the Figma file we’re using: www.figma.com/file/gTQBOkFdXCQUeL2yQhmuki/the-cache. The next step for us is getting these laser cut / engraved! And then ship them around the world...
Tue, Mar 21
19,626 posts have been made by 860 Hack Clubbers in #scrapbook since June 2020 (this was my first post from back in the day!). Just under three years later, it’s time for Scrapbook to evolve.
We’ve always wanted more clubs to post on Scrapbook, however, many club members aren’t on the Slack. Now you can create a Scrapbook profile entirely from the web! This will give club members a space to share what they’re creating in their clubs. Alongside that, accounts can be created / managed from the web and you react to posts like you do in #scrapbook.
Leaders: head to
Thu, Mar 16
Thu, Feb 23
WHW! Fixed the 500 error on gramophone-502x.vercel.app/api/currently that Toby spotted :D
Wed, Feb 22
Used Vercel’s @og-image package to generate images for the currently playing song that I can then display on the PyPortal (once I get it working). Try it out: gramophone-502x.vercel.app/api/currently!
Tue, Feb 21
whw! bashing my head on a wall as I try to figure out this error when trying to display an album cover on the PyPortal
Mon, Feb 20
still working out the jns and outs of the pyportal! soon it'll look like...
Sun, Feb 19
whw! setup by pyportal!
Sat, Feb 18
got pausing and resuming songs working!
Fri, Feb 17
Got the first part of the project working! Arsh's resin records have been coming along well as well!
Thu, Feb 16
hit a brick wall with my code! got the WiFi working but I'm still a bit stick with the RFID module... will try again tomorrow
Wed, Feb 15
worked on two pieces of software for ! I’ve got the basic RFID reading code for the NodeMCU and also some serverless functions to control my Spotify account.
Tue, Feb 14
whw! in 30 deg c anyways, today I worked on making a schematic for the laser cut box @arsh7chetana is making tomorrow :D in the meantime, @arsh7chetana made a silicone mold of a record! (poor @NeilGhosh has mock exams…)
Fri, Feb 10
Playing around with Astro & visualising political donations with colours!
Sat, Dec 31
Happy New Year!!
Fri, Dec 30
Hi from Epoch!
Mon, Dec 26
Boarded and ready to fly to Delhi! Can't wait to see you all!
Sun, Dec 4
Fri, Dec 2
Got all setup for the big day! A lot of shipping stuff around Singapore and lugging boxes around.
Thu, Dec 1
All packed for the van to take our supplies to Red Hat tomorrow!
Thu, Dec 1
day 3 in public! printed out all the judging sheets, the schedule sheets, the lunch letters, and even got these custom envelopes made!
Tue, Nov 29
day 2/10 of #10-days-in-public! things have been happening on Scrapbook, we’re about to beta test with clubs! here’s a midnight-runthrough:
Mon, Nov 28
Lion City Hacks (T-5 days): Ordered the breakfast (kaya toast & french toast from Ya Kun) & desert (donuts from Dunkin’) today! Arsh also got a massive wad of cash from the bank for a special event.