October 2014 archive

Oct 30 2014

I Really Miss Futurama

Oct 24 2014

OWI Solar Robot Kit – The Wheel-bot

OWI Solar Wheel-bot - front view

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally built a robot using the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot Kit by OWI. I’m not sure I will make my way through all 14, but I decided to start with what looked to be the simplest one first: the Wheel-bot. (Note: I now also realize that I …

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Oct 19 2014

LEGO Mixels Series 2 Figure # 41516 Tentro

Lego Mixels Tentro Side View

Oct 16 2014

Robo-paleontology

Tomy Giant ZRK

I finally found time to dig into that big cardboard box we hauled back with us after a visit to my parent’s house earlier this year. I had some difficulty convincing my wife that it was worth the valuable space in Carson McSteem, our trusty Tucson. However, I knew that it was full of toys from a …

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Oct 08 2014

OWI Solar Robot Kit – The Body

OWI Solar Robot - Head and Body

So I am going it alone again today. School has been back in session for several weeks now. With evenings and weekends consumed with homework, friends, karate, and Minecraft, I am lucky to even get my daughter’s attention let alone hold it for any appreciable length of time. Her life is full of friendship, creativity, …

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Oct 01 2014

LEGO Mixels Series 3 Figure #41520 Torts

Lego Mixels Torts Packaging