About

Tom Hastings, Circus Scientist here.

Like the tag line says, I like using technology in my performance, most notably in my Electric Glow Juggling show, with my own brand of Graphic Poi.

Other interests which may show up on this site are cross-platform programming (Linux/Windows/Android) using Processing or just plain Java/Java for Android, occasionally AHK or Bash, and a little bit of c, Kotlin, Python, or anything else that is required. Also loads of Arduino embedded stuff, mainly flashy lights, and music DAW use, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Server, what ever gets the job done.

If you want to contact me about a shared interest you can do so by email: tomjuggler at gmail dot com.

I am available for contract programming jobs. I have worked on  custom Android, desktop and embedded projects previously.

You can find me at my entertainment business website: www.bigtop.co.za

Also, github: github.com/tomjuggler –  most of my code is hosted on bitbucket privately but I do try to share as much as possible.

Apps on the Google Play Store: (many more to come):

monkey detector – using machine learning to detect vervet monkey intrusions

invisible deck practiser – for magicians only

made up stories – record a new story for your kid every night, play it back in the car while driving

My hit song on SoundCloud (with Kaylin Naidoo):

28000 listens and counting. If only I could get all those people in a venue, and get them to pay to hear me…