Let's Make Robots!
Tells me when someone is standing in my doorway
One of the drawbacks of working in a University Institute is the noise.  Student researchers have to talk with Primary Investigators and Co-PI's, printers hum and … Read more
Fades between wedding colors and gets collected by kids
The wedding(s) actually took place last year (3/1 and 9/7 respectively, the first being the official "on paper" rushed ceremony to get me on my wife's insurance and … Read more
Breathes Light into 3-D Printed Gifts from Cevinius
It's no secret that we have several "Doctor Who" fans on LMR, and for good reason-he's a great hero.  Here's a space man who comes to us not with a laser gun, but … Read more
Holds your parts in place with a quick clamp while saving you about $25.
I noticed that whenever I look at the soldering instructions on sites like Adafruit or Sparkfun, they put their boards in something like this:   It's the kind of … Read more
Plays reels, piobreacheds and marches.
Something about getting married made me interested in my genetic cultural heritage.  According to the adoption agency, I'm about 1/4 each Scots, English and Irish … Read more
Makes you "Hallucinate"
(Warning-epileptics may just want to avoid this post.  There are flashing lights in the video and animated gifs.) L.S.D. for Light/Static 'Duino.  And because … Read more
Evaluates Ambient Incident Temperatures in Anticipation of Use for Human Finding Robot
In summary, this is relevant to my Serv-O robot project as a means of locating humans via non-contact temperature sensing. I finally gave up on trying to hack the … Read more
What used to be my main workstation monitor developed a little problem last summer-it decided that if it had been in sleep mode for more than a few minutes, it … Read more
Changes voice, lights the "eye" in reaction to sound, looks eerie
I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I … Read more