Seek Thermal camera

So I got a new toy today, I bought a Seek Thermal Camera attachment for my iPhone. This device turns your IOS or android device into a thermal camera! The resolution is not that great, but for the price its not too bad. The resolution of the camera is 206×156, with a 36 degree field…

Drag reduction for your GoPro camera

Lets face it. the GoPro is as aerodynamic as a brick. While surfing Apexspeed.com, I found this little device that increases the aero efficiency of this little brick that we all love to use. The DRD device attaches to you GoPro Hero3 & Hero3 with double faced tape and according to the manufacture, it helps…

who I am and why I’m here

I am a software engineer by trade and I am always looking for new opportunities. Blogging has become a way for me to demonstrate the skills that I have as a developer. That is the clean cut, chiseled response for today’s blog.  I have been working on this blog for a while now.  I think…

Swift DB1 vs Swift FB 91

At the last autocross I attended with the SCCA, I met a fellow CM competitor who normally road races his Swift DB1 in the regional SCCA club races showed up at the event to run a few laps.  While in the pits we had the opportunity to compare cars. It’s really interesting to compare these…

Race car winter maintenance

So, here we are in January in the middle of my winter refresh and maintenance.  This project is taking a bit longer than anticipated.  But I guess that is to be expected from a 21 year old race car. At the end of last season, I managed to break a wheel stud.  While fixing the…

FF damage inspected

I got a call from Porter racing.  Looks like the car had an accident at some point and the initial repairs were a hack.  The impact from the accident killed the clutch slave cylinder and it was dented, that is why it was leaking.  The original attempts to repair the transmission included re-welding the top…

the first drive

I raced my Swift today at the last round of the San Francisco regions autocross.  This event was held down in Marina at marina airport.  This is one of my favorite places to run because we use a large concrete paddock to set up the courses.  The surface has a very consistent grip, and the…