I didn't know soldering some electronics together and porting a language to a platform is Ph.D. level work.
Agreed. This is my research http://scholar.google.com/cita... . WearScript is a tool that helps us in our current research (which is an extension of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ). When you do research you can either use tools that already exist or you can take a detour and invest in making better tools so you can do more effective research, that's what this is.
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.