There will be EyeSkills progress again in 2023, just not much on Twitter. Follow me tooting over at the elephant. Just search for @EyeSkills @

This account is going dormant until @elonmusk either comes to his senses, is replaced, goes bankrupt or Twitter implodes. My final post here will be where you can find Eyeskills on Mastodon.

Eyeskills is for everybody. It has nothing to do with politics. Whichever way you cut it, Twitter is becoming very political. Nationalistic, autocratic, fascist, as far as I can tell. Should Eyeskills stay on this platform?

Rice University engineers repurposed deceased spiders as mechanical grippers [full paper:]

The HIMARS mobile rocket launcher has been in the news as a powerful new weapon in Ukraine. I thought a teardown of its internal electronics would be interesting. (Nobody would give me a HIMARS so this is a "virtual" teardown.) Laser gyros and other technology ahead... 1/57


A cheap way to make lenses:

So this is as close as I can get to detecting the pupil with my first attempts using SimpleBlobDetection. Any obvious suggestions how to improve the parameters (which seem pretty counter intuitive and poorly documented) ?


Say hello to Eric the example Eyeball. This should help developing a simple eye tracking implementation while we get the IR light source and camera position optimised!

An OV2640 wide angle long cable camera just arrived to try out, and (on the dummy head) it seems to be able to see both eyes when placed over the bridge of the nose. Has any eye tracking system every tried to use a single wide-angle camera before?

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