Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

benderI went to this

http://feh.osu.edu/competition.htm

tonight.  Quite fun!  My girlfriend’s son was participating.  Lessons learned… don’t change your environment on the last day of testing.  They had a robot built that was working great and they had been downloading the software via one of the campus machines.  Today, all the sudden it started misbehaving?  Why?  Not sure, but they started using one of their own personal laptops and the thinking is one of the libraries in their environment that it downloaded to the robot was outta synch.  Their robot stalled after driving forward about 2 inches (the GPS data got all whacked).  We were sorry to see that happen, since his robot had performed quite well in the preliminaries.

I use to participate in a Lego Robotics League with a bunch of guys at AOL.  I kind of miss those days.  We had some great competitions and some great innovation.  Sometimes I wish I had gone into robotics, since whenever I play with it, I seem to do pretty well and really enjoy it.

Super Busy

I haven’t written for a while.  Been super busy at work with this new project, and home with various house projects.  I’ve also released a new version of Jiggle Balls.

I saw “Angels & Demons” a week ago.  It was pretty good (despite the sound level of the theatre being louder than a jet airplane).  I loved that they changed the ending from the book.  The ending in the book always bothered me.  Looking forward to Terminator (although terribly bummed SCC got canned on TV).  Even Land Of The Lost looks pretty cool (loved that show as a kid).

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!