Let's Make Robots!
Keeps track of small things that get lost easily
Unless you paid a lot more for your multimeter than I did, you probably only got one pretty all-purpose set of probes that look like little darts without feathers … Read more

Happy St. Andrew's Day

I'm not what you'd call "religiously observant" but there aren't many holidays that apply specifically to robots or geeks (unless you count Bender's "Robonukkah," which some fans have placed in February and which I'll be sure to bring up around then, possibly with fembots wrestling in petroleum oil.)  So wired.com honored the long list of Scottish inventors in today's "This Day in Tech."

Of special note for hackers/open sourcers is this entry (directly quoted from article):

Sprechen Zie Binary?

From SMBC:

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
Demonstrates that conventional wisdom may not be correct
It's kind of taken for granted often that a 9v battery (thanks mixmar ;-) won't provide the current to drive a 3v hobby motor, especially when you run a … Read more