James Stanley


My homemade 16-bit CPU with homemade programming language and Unix-like-ish operating system. It has a vi-like text editor, and can self-host most of the system utilities. I used it to complete most of Advent of Code 2021, with some videos available of me using the computer.

A robotic chess board. There are magnets in the pieces, magnet sensors under the board surface, and an electromagnet on an X/Y motion stage which can grab the pieces from below and drag them around. Miles made the user interface and connected it up to the lichess API so that I can use it to seek & play online games against real people.

A chess computer for my shoes. A Raspberry Pi in my pocket is connected up to buttons and vibration motors in my shoes so that I can cheat at chess hands-free and without any third-party assistance.

Open source 3D CAM software for Linux. Turns STL models into G-code for CNC machines.

A fully 3d-printed keyboard, including 3d-printed mechanical switches. I spent quite a long time developing the switches, including 3 iterations of automatic switch tester. The keyboard was slightly disappointing because it feels so awful to type on.

Ghost Racing VR
A realism-focused VR racing simulator for Oculus Quest. At the time this was the most realistic racing simulator available for the Oculus Quest (and it may still be, I'm not sure). I stopped working on it because I didn't like the direction Facebook were taking Oculus.

PiKon telescope
A PiKon telescope, with a robotic base controlled by a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. I've used it to take pictures of the moon, the Orion nebula, and asteroid 433 Eros.

And some other things you might be interested in:

Flexwing Simulator
Deadbeat Escapement Simulator
Bruton Motorcycling Forecast
Escapement simulator
Oscillating engine simulator
Draughting Dojo
CAD Dojo
URL Canary
Collapse OS docs
Image Steganography
Mojibake Steganography
Chess Steganography
4x4 Chess Puzzle
Chess Clock
Anagram Deputy
Countdown Game
Countdown Solver