Aside from the projects below, I have plenty project ideas that I didn't get round to yet.

Sighting Extractor: Using Facebook for citizen science

There are many citizen science projects around the globe where scientists or policy makers try to involve the general public in collecting data. For conservation, citizen science is a powerful tool, allowing policy makers and conservationists to involve the public in helping to make policy, employ a large voluntary workforce and create awareness among the public. Traditionally this has been done by creating dedicated mobile apps, which citizen scientists use to report data. A plethora of apps exist for many different purposes.

Aquaponics Modeler: a modeling application for Aquaponics systems.

Little by little I am working at my current job on an Aquaponics system together with the help of our volunteers. As a final step to the first implementation I need to regulate the flow of water from our fish tank to the grow bed. I decided to do this with a timer that switches the pump on and off. In order to create the electronics for this timer, I need to know accurately how much water is flowing from one compartment into the next. Of course I could just have done the maths for this on the back of a napkin, but I though writing an application that does the simulation would be much more fun.

Biodata: a flexible research data entry application

Over the years I have wondered why researchers still rely on spreadsheet applications to record their research data. Although most people know how to use them, spreadsheets have very serious drawbacks, especially if multiple people contribute data to the same dataset/project. With spreadsheets it is usually not possible to have multiple people enter data concurrently. It is also hard to check the sanity of entered data unless you start working with complex formulas and macros, which quickly become very complex, error prone and hard to maintain. And lastly, transforming data in a spreadsheet where you combine data from different tabs/tables, transpose data, filter/sort data, group/split data, etc becomes hard and error prone. For these (and more) reasons, (relational) databases with a decent data entry application in front of it are much better suited for research data.