I’m Jim James, a first year student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and researcher at the Materials Data Facility! I plan to pursue my bachelor’s degree in computer science with the Intelligence and Devices threads, as well as a minor in robotics. After my undergrad, I want to pursue a Ph.D and conduct research in the realm of machine learning or robotics.
I am very passionate about free software and privacy, and I’m working on decreasing my dependence on proprietary services. I really enjoy astronomy and wildlife photography, which you’ll see a lot of on this site!
For astrophotography, I shoot on:
- Telescope: Apertura AD8 Dobsonian
- Tracking: DIY OnStep setup (Work in progress! Check for updates on blog)
- Planetary Camera: LX Modded Philips SPC900NC Webcam (Planetary Camera)
- DSO Camera: DIY CAM86 - Based on Sony ICX453AQ (Deep Sky Camera)
For terrestrial and wildlife photography, I shoot on:
- Nikon D3300
- Google Pixel 3 XL
That aside, I like to spend my freetime cycling, (poorly) designing electronics and mechanical systems, and sometimes beating my friends in Smash as Shulk.