PROJECTS A small selection of my work
TV TOOLS| Designer / Programmer
I provided the famous Dutch weatherman Piet Paulusma the tools to create broadcast ready graphics. Easy to use on tablet/laptop and able to get weather data from other reliable sources automatically. This all runs on my own interactive software platform called BMML.
SOCCERTIME| Designer / Programmer
Creating score board software single-handedly from scratch in one month time was no small feat, but very rewarding and extremely fun. The system consisted of a touch screen and a player pc that was able to overlay several animations, 3D graphics and audio. Focussing on ease-of-use this code lay the fundamentals of many projects that followed.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE | Project Manager
For Duracast I rolled out several Itore Advertsiing projects: Hema, B.Amsterdam. Gemaco, Regus and many more. The projects consisted of working with screen suppliers, graphic artists and programmers to create the perfect solution and a very cost effective setup.
International Pole Art | Jury Systems
Judging pole art is no easy job and can take a lot of time, which extends the duration of events. I provided the championship with custom build soft- and hardware to make judging easy, reliable and quick, so that results were available right after the last contestant finished. I also did the on site support. Yes, I know, my job is tough sometimes...
Windowsketch | Consultant / Developer
Startup Windowsketch needed someone who knows all about hard- and software in the Digital Signage market as well as a project manager. I provided them with (web) tools to set up reporting dashboards and helping them run a Digital Signage business. The young Windowsketch team quickly became one of the big players on the market, working for Ahold, Bruna, Hema and many others. All this within three years! I still work proudly for this brilliant company.
Bitmove | Interactive Kiosk Software
Check out Bitmove's portfolio page. Many of those projects have been done by yours truly and only a part of what we've done is featured there. I still work together with Bitmove to provide immersive and fun interactivity all around the globe. We have also won many awards for my achievements with Bitmove and have worked with industry's best partners.
Reuters | News to Video conversion
Reuters provides news agencies with the latest data and images. However, those are just plain text and photo's. I've build a scripting language to automatically convert these plain text and photos into high quality animations to be directly streamed to tv or web. The high quality animations are updated constantly, such as to changing weather conditions.
Athletics | Judging system & display
Judging at athletic and gymnastic events used to be done mostly manually and it took some time before scores could be shown to the spectatotors. I have built a wireless setup which allowed laptop computer entries by the judges to be processed automatically and accurately and then shown immediately as animations.
Website | First Aid Service Friesland
In close cooperation with the customer I designed and build their new website. It has all the modern features a company needs and is built upon a customized Wordpress framework. Further changes and enhancements implemented easily by either the customer or by me as their service provider.
PRODUCER | VIVA AMIGA THE MOVIE
When Zach Weddington, an experienced American documentary maker needed things arranged for a complex shoot about a computer 'scene' I was involved in in Europe, I made sure his travel and filming schedule was set up as efficiently as possible: People, locations and hotels.
DEVELOPER | WIRECAST www.telestream.net
Wirecast is one of the best tools to stream live video to the web. However, it lacked an external switcher which makes selecting cameras and functions a lot easier. No more looking at the screen when selecting input or switching to advertising. I designed all hardware and software, including the casing and packaging.
GAME CREATOR | DUTCH MILITARY
Already having some experience with writing small simulators for the Dutch Airforce used for training, this project for the ground forces was a good follow up. I had to write a maze game with visual and audio effects on helmet cams and special augmented reality glasses. Innovative and a lot of fun to play!
ROOM CONTROL | PTHGROEP
Saxion High School
PTH developed a control system for teachers to start and stop projectors, computers and video players through an entire high school. My task - besides helping to design the prototype - was to build software that checks all projectors (100+) in the school and reportw any issues like lamp failures or pending maintenance to the supervisors. All over IP.
ON BOARD SIGNAGE | PTHGROEP
Wagenborg Passenger Services
I had the challenge of building the first GPS activated signage on board of Dutch passenger ships. Making a stable GPS connection over 7km of water was a tough job, but tracking the ship and activating certain pages at different locations wasn't, due to the advanced options in Scala and some additional scripting. The system was perfected after some years by Freed.
2D/3D Interactive | BITMOVE
Royal Palace Amsterdam
It is not everyday that your first customer is the King of The Netherlands. I did have that honour and I got to create an amazing application for him and many other visitors to the former Royal Palace too. Integrating a rotatable touch screen that was rigged up with sensors so a 3D model of the palace would follow the movements. It got great press and reviews.
ADVERTISING | ANIMATIONS
Hema & Ahold
I have all the tools and skills at hand to quickly create animations and stills to be used in advertising. This comes to good use in retail advertising where content needs to be done swift and low cost.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE | SHOP WINDOW
75" Samsung 2500 nits screen and signage hard- and software. Basic content production, project management and support tasks.
VIDEO CONFERENCING | SETUP
Diamond Center A'Dam/Antwerp
State of the art yet affordable setup for video conferencing between Amsterdam and Antwerp offices, inclusing camera's, screens, computers and installation.
ESCAPE ROOM | GUN SYSTEM
I had the honour of being tasked to build a gun and target system for an Arcade themed Escape room. An off the shelf Nerf gun was completely rebuild to hold lasers, a sound system and a motor. The aliens are individually lit by an Arduino system and led strips.
ARCADE ROOM | SYSTEMS & SUPPORT
Arcades are back! Many offices go retro by installing classic game systems from arcades. Pinball, Pacman and other hit games to fill lunch breaks and entertain guests. I provide and support. Okay, I admit: and play.