Archive for category: Ramblings

  • EV3 Supply Issues

    EV3 Supply Issues

    Ramblings October 6, 2013 09:30 5 comments

    It seems that “due to unprecedented demand”, there is a world-wide shortage of EV3 hardware.  This seems to affect the Educational set which some of LEGO’s distributors are marking as out of stock until March 2014.  I currently have no info on what the situation is on the retail EV3 […]

     
  • Review: The LEGO Build-it Book – Volume 1

    Review: The LEGO Build-it Book – Volume 1

    Ramblings September 15, 2013 12:41 no comments

    As most of my readers know, I am not much of a studded LEGO builder, most of my creations are Technic studless LEGO.  When Starch approached me to review this book I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to do build any of the models in it.  […]

     
  • My OHM2013 Talk is Now Online

    My OHM2013 Talk is Now Online

    Ramblings August 20, 2013 07:27 no comments

    I did a short talk on the OHM2013 event about hacking the brick.  I spoke about some of the projects I did with the NXT and the things I am doing with the EV3.  In retrospect, I should’ve prepared a little more but I didn’t really have time to do […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Mindsensors Pi-Pan

    Cool Kickstarter: Mindsensors Pi-Pan

    Ramblings August 15, 2013 14:24 no comments

    There’s a very cool new project on Kickstarter: the Pi-Pan, a pan-tilt rig for the Raspberry Pi Camera.  This project has been created by Mindsensors, so you can expect a good product.  As you can see from the screenshot, they’ve more than reached their funding goal and they still have […]

     
  • CNC HOWTO: Keeping all your limbs

    CNC HOWTO: Keeping all your limbs

    Ramblings July 10, 2013 15:18 3 comments

    If you have a CNC machine, which I don’t, and you’re fond of all your limbs, which I am, you may want to take a look at the cool safety guide they made over at RS’s Info Zone.  Click on the picture to go to the full sized one.  Print […]

     
  • EV3 hackathon at the OHM2013 Event!

    EV3 hackathon at the OHM2013 Event!

    Ramblings July 5, 2013 10:43 no comments

    If you haven’t heard of the OHM2013 event then you’ve probably been living under a bit of a rock.  It’s a truly massive hacking event in the Netherlands that takes place every 4 years (albeit under a different name each time).  This year is extra special because Steven Canvin, the […]

     
  • ROBOTC Forums now on Mobile Devices!

    ROBOTC Forums now on Mobile Devices!

    Ramblings July 2, 2013 19:44 no comments

    You can now access the ROBOTC forums via the Tapatalk application on your mobile device.  It’s very cool and works like a charm.  I just configured it on my HTC Sensation and it looks great. It’s easy to set up, just download the app via the site above, which will […]

     
  • My interview on The Mindmapping Show

    My interview on The Mindmapping Show

    Ramblings June 8, 2013 13:56 no comments

    I wrote about mind maps a while back in an article titled “Freemind: Untangle your Brain”.  Shortly thereafter, I was contacted by Michael Tipper, who runs the site MindmappingShow.com.  For the second episode of his show, “Using Mind Mapping To Create Simplicity Out of Complexity”, he asked me how I used mind […]

     
  • Botbench has reached 400,000 views

    Botbench has reached 400,000 views

    Ramblings May 30, 2013 08:36 2 comments

    I couldn’t believe my eyes this morning when I saw that Botbench had reached 400,000 views! Some other stats: On the busiest day (8 Jan 2013) I had almost 3000 views.  This was mainly caused by the announcement of the EV3. I’ve written 412 posts in total. About a quarter […]

     
  • The LEGO Lair V 2.0

    The LEGO Lair V 2.0

    Ramblings May 29, 2013 20:32 12 comments

    A quick tour of my new and improved LEGO Lair with nice storage system and large desk space.  This is where I do my thing, where I write my drivers and build my robots.  I even tidied it up a bit before I took the video.