Digressions

Arduinos In Space

Posted by on April 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I know this project is two years old, but I couldn’t restrain myself when I saw that the UAV was using an Arduino as a flight computer to return from 100,000 feet. Awesomeness! http://xlabs.eng.usf.edu/index.php/x4

LEGOLand Florida Grand Opening Date Set

Posted by on May 24, 2011 at 7:02 am
LEGOLand Florida Map

Set your alerts for October, 15, 2011, the official grand opening day of LEGOLand Florida! The park features seven themed play areas for all ages. Expected highlights include: The Big Shop One of the largest retail stores in the world featuring LEGO and LEGOLand merchandise. They’ve one-upped Disney. Instead of dropping every ride exit into […]

Clockwork Game

Posted by on April 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I happened upon a graphic novel about “The Turk,” a chess playing automaton. The Clockwork Game, by Jane Irwin is an ongoing work with updates on Thursdays. Not coincidentally, this site is named after a book written about The Turk. LEGO lends itself well to building automatons. Creating various forms of motion for both practical […]

BLACK FRIDAY SALE at our Bricklink Store!

Posted by on November 20, 2009 at 10:37 pm

In our Bricklink Store, we will be selling quite a few items, including our custom aluminum liftarms, at discounts from 10 to 40 percent. This is a one day only sale for Friday, November 27, 2009 from midnight to midnight Bricklink time (same as Eastern Standard Time). Our store will close on November 21 and […]

Rebate Shenanigans

Posted by on December 26, 2006 at 9:01 pm

Twice now I’ve had HP claim not to have received the UPC code from the side of a container when claiming rebates for their PCs. I keep copies of everything I send, but they really seem to lose these things more often than not. Makes you really wonder if they are that incompetent or if […]

Wanna Sell Me A(nother) Mercury?

Posted by on July 31, 2006 at 4:54 pm

I own a very well equipped 2004 Mercury Monterey. Yes… it’s a mini-van, but gosh darnit, it’s pretty handy the many times we need to jam seven people in for a trip. It’s a very nice vehicle overall, although I’ve never been able to get better than 18 mpg on the highway, even with no […]

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