Articles by Wilson

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Plan for a DIY Wind Turbine

Plan for a DIY Wind Turbine As is usual for me, a little idea is nagging at me and demands my attention. In this case, I keep thinking about building a wind turbine entirely from…


3D Printed Electric Motor Design

Hello all. It should come as no surprise that biking on the island of Hawaii is difficult. The entire island is one big steep hill. One day while biking up a long steep hill, I…


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Cinematic style video on the Canon 70D

That’s right. I learned how to film raw video on the 70D using magic lantern, and it looks amazing. I discovered that the bottleneck was the card write speed, so I upgraded to a lightning…




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Ecological Research in Hawaiian Forest Fragments

In Hawaii, numerous lava flows can create forest fragments that are called kipuka (Lit. ‘Image of a Forest’) in Hawaiian. These forest fragments can suffer from edge effects as the surrounding matrix habitat starts out…


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Case Study in Trophic Cascades: Sea Otters

My class’s latest project involved a case study in trophic cascades. My group was given sea otters as a topic to study. This slide show accompanied our talk regarding the important role sea otters play…


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Book Report on the Selfish Gene

I wrote this book report on Richard Dawkin’s ‘The Selfish Gene’ last semester for my genetics class. I was impressed by the book in how well complex ideas about inheritance and genetics were explained. It…


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Free Stock Footage

Hello internet! Here is a playlist of free stock footage that I’m making available for use. It is centered around nature scenes and animals, which is my area of interest. Feel free to use these…



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