Archive for category: Ramblings

  • 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.

     
  • BotBench is on Tumblr!

    BotBench is on Tumblr!

    Ramblings May 19, 2013 18:48 1 comment

    BotBench can now also be found on Tumblr! It won’t replace this blog, but it’s a good place for me to put small titbits of news out there that would otherwise just clog up this main site.  I’m busy working on the appearance of it, so it’s likely to change […]

     
  • TechWeek Competition Entry

    TechWeek Competition Entry

    Ramblings May 17, 2013 15:34 no comments

    I was approached last week by TechWeek to take part in a competition to design an office device. My device is a fairly simple one, maybe not to make, but certainly to use. What is it? It’s the iPIckU, a RaspberryPi based device to help you pick a volunteer for […]

     
  • Studl.es releases all instructions for free

    Ramblings May 11, 2013 07:25 no comments

    Pepijn de Vos, who runs Studle.es, has made all of his building instructions available to everyone for free.  His reason?  Simple: …I concluded that I feel better about sharing them with as many people as possible than sharing them with a handful and making a few bucks. Despite all the […]