I spend a lot of time in the lab, but I have a wide variety of other interests as well. Despite not being mentioned in talks and publications, many of these play a key role in my research efforts and I would be delighted to talk to you about them.
- I am really into 3D printing, enough to build my own 3D printer. I believe that paired with CAD modelling, 3D printing becomes a superpower in
life experimental research.
- I am a fan of space exploration and especially Mars rovers. My friend and I even built one for fun.
- I support open-source, and believe that it should always be the first choice, especially in science. I maintain an open-source Python library for controlling Thorlabs Elliptec™ devices.
- I love automating things (hardware and software), and I usually use Python to do it. I have designed and implemented high-throughput acquisition routines both in academia (for my master's degree and my PhD) and in industry (Czech Vacuum and Oryl Photonics).
- I am an amateur photographer. The vast majority of images on this website come from my camera and a dedicated photography page is coming soon™. Until then, you can have a look at my New Year wishes.
- I like coding, linux, and selfhosting, which is why I run and manage a community hosting project which hosts various services and websites (including this one).
- I like the idea of citizen science and run a weather station sensor node for Sensor.Community, as well as a Raspberry Pi ADS-B FlightAware receiver that tracks airplanes near our flat.