Noel Schutt



PodcastBaker is a quick Python script to create an iTunes compatable Podcast RSS feed from MP3 files in directory. There are currently two versions: one that uses the filenames and ID3v2 metadata to generate a Podcast, and one that scrapes webpages of feed-less "podcasts" to create a true Podcast.

Flatwater Paddling Guide

The Flatwater Paddling Guide is a place for me to keep notes on where to canoe and kayak. It is also a convenient way to view the current flow rates on local rivers.

Pattern Formation in a Reaction-diffusion System

Pattern Formation in a Reaction-diffusion System

I spent several months working on this project at IPFW. I presented the results at the 2006 Indiana Academy of Science fall meeting. Results have been published in the August 2008 issue of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.

More details, including animations, are on this project's page.

Introduction to LabVIEW

Materials I created when teaching the LabVIEW portion of Electronics II.

Introduction to Astronomy

Presentation materials for an Introduction to Astronomy.

TUSat1: Digital Communications Satellite

While at Taylor University I was one of three students who lead the project to build a pico-satellite. Our satellite, TUSat1, was a double CubeSat. TUSat1 was to be an experimental communications satellite with several scientific sensors. Most of my work was on the communications system. TUSat1 was completed but it was never launched. A successor satellite (TSAT) was eventually launched, and it even had my name printed on it.

See also, official site, or my related blog posts.

Virtual Serial Port (RS-232 over TCP/IP)

As part of the satellite project and my operating systems class, I worked on a daemon for serial (RS-232) communications over a network. This allowed multiple programs to access a serial port on a Linux box over a network in order to make maintenance and administration of the satellite radio room at easier.

Yes, I know you can perform the basic functions of this daemon using common bash commands. This project was to provide a more stable, secure, multi-user option.

Merels Robot

My AI class semester project (spring 2002) was to make a robot to play the game Merels (Nine Man Morris.)


I wrote an update to WheatBlog, an early open source blog program. I ran the news section of my school website on my version of WheatBlog. The next official release (WheatBlogApp 0.03β) was a rewrite by the original designer. I continued using my version of WheatBlog for several years.