June 2015 archive

Jun 30 2015

Toshiba’s Scorpion Robot to Lend a Tail at Fukushima

Toshiba Scorpion Robot

I admit it. I’ve spent the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get a “Rock You Like a Hurricane” reference into the title of the post. As you can see I have failed. Regardless, it’s still worth writing about today’s AP report regarding the ongoing clean up efforts at the Fukushima Nuclear Power …

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Jun 29 2015

LEGO Technic Set # 42027 Desert Racer

Lego Technic #42027 Desert Racer Package - Front

Jun 28 2015

Rest in Peace, Mr. Squire

Chris Squire at the Beacon Theatre in April 2013

Jun 25 2015

littleBits – The Singles

littleBits Pulse Package - Front

The RadioShack here in town, *my* RadioShack, is finally closing its doors forever after more than ten weeks of clearance sales the likes of which I won’t likely ever see again. I scored a lot of cool gadgets at ridiculously low prices, but my favorite continues to be the littleBits modular electronics system. As I’ve …

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Jun 23 2015

Clandestine Drone Racing

hexacopter

Hackday had a post today referencing an article about the state of drone racing in Australia originally published on DroneWatchDogs.com earlier this month. With so much of the news about drones dedicated to their darker uses: law enforcement, military action, surveillance, etc., it’s pretty easy to forget that majority of the UAVs in the air today are piloted …

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Jun 20 2015

Shouldn’t Robot Pets Live Forever?

Sony Aibo ERS-7

Announced as a prototype in 1998 and made available to the general public in May of 1999, Sony’s AIBO line of “entertainment robots” were called “the most sophisticated product ever offered in the consumer robot marketplace,” at their induction into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2006. While many people associate the AIBO name with …

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Jun 06 2015

I Will Wade Out

I Will Wade Out excerpt by E. E. Cummings

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