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1990, new technology (LOL)

Well, do you remember what year you got your first computer and what the specs are?

I know, it was a ATARI130XE with 1.79MHz and 128kB RAM. running with a Datasette/tape cassette player to save and load programs. The OS was the Atari OS. You can find the details here: Atari 130XE

A little robots journey - Epilog

Finally EL2ISA2 aka Artoo is back from his journey. Like in the vaste of the universe he was travelling thousands of lightyears kilometers/miles throught China: Following up the previous travel reports: Tatooine, here and here. Here are some of the pictures and comments of his adventure.

1. EL2ISA2 (Artoo) standing on the Great Wall of China:

Tatooine

Artoo, be aware of the sand people on tatooine

Serve and protect

2. Forbidden City

Artoo, we have to protect the empire

A little robots journey

1. Chinese Great Wall

Artoo, I told you that's a dead end...

NY Maker Fair 2011

Just found this by searching Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/sets/72157627719799096/

Some of the pictures from this above set:

MFNY2011 - 008

App controlled spy tank

Thought I share this with you 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005OQYOB6/

Interesting platform and probably good to hack ;-)

Found this on the instructables website...again for US citizens only :-( but I wish you good luck guys. http://www.instructables.com/contest/arduino2012/ There are … Read more

Real life story

 

Besides writing about our robot addiction, microcontrollers, bits and bytes, infrared eyes and all the other cool stuff is this website also a community with some space for our other real life.

 

Joule Thief

There is not much to document in this project. I built a Joule Thief....who didn't ;-)

Mine is powered by a LR44 button cell (1.5V) and it light up a white LED which usually needs a minimum of 3.3 voltes to light up.

I just built it to test how long the LED can light with this one battery (it might be interesting for throwies). 

Will update the blog when the battery is completely depleted.

Power on time: January 14, 2012, 3:30PM