Archive for category: Ramblings

  • 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 2 comments

    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 […]

     
  • Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Cool Kickstarter: Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Ramblings May 8, 2013 11:01 1 comment

    Dexter Industries have launched a Kickstarter project for the BrickPi!  Become a backer and get one of these super cool shields for your Raspberry Pi.  I wrote about the BrickPi not that long ago and I think this a really awesome addition to the Raspberry Pi ecosphere! As of writing […]

     
  • Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Dexter Industries BrickPi

    Ramblings April 29, 2013 08:02 2 comments

    The BrickPi is Dexter Industries latest project.  It’s an interface board, or shield, for the super popular Raspberry Pi, a cheap ($25) and small but very powerful processor board that runs Linux.  The BrickPi allows you to easily interface your NXT motors and sensors with the RasPi, without having to […]

     
  • XPrize After Earth Challenge

    XPrize After Earth Challenge

    Ramblings April 26, 2013 05:56 no comments

    There is an exciting new challenge for kids between the ages of 13 and 17.  How can you enter? First you must create a 2 minute video, explaining how you would tackle two global issues that affect Planet Earth.  You also have to outline a plan of how you would […]

     
  • Robotics Academy Summer of Learning

    Robotics Academy Summer of Learning

    Ramblings April 20, 2013 14:31 no comments

    The summer of 2013 is gearing up to be more than just a time for chilling by the pool! The 2013 Summer of Learning is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy and uses their Computer Science Student Network (CS2N) Project to host all training plus resources provided by The Robotics […]