Archive for category: Ramblings

  • Freemind: Untangle your Brain

    Freemind: Untangle your Brain

    Ramblings August 7, 2012 18:05 4 comments

    I don’t usually write about stuff other than sensors and robots, but I’m going to have to make an exception this time. I’ve been using a great tool for the past few months now called Freemind.  It’s a Mind-mapping tool that allows you to quickly put down your ideas and […]

     
  • New Hispabrick Magazine: HBM014

    New Hispabrick Magazine: HBM014

    Ramblings August 1, 2012 13:40 1 comment

    There’s a new Hispabrick Magazine out! Another installment packed full of great articles, models and tutorials. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find: Lots and lots of droids (the ones you were looking for) How Kickstarter helped fund two very cool projects Another installment of the Mindstorms NXT programming tutorial […]

     
  • Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Very cool Omniwheelchair

    Ramblings July 31, 2012 09:15 no comments

    Simon Burfield, a.k.a. Burf has made a super cool model.  By model I mean chair and by chair I mean omnidirectional wheelchair. Oh and it’s life-sized, too.  Yeah, it is capable of handling no less than 90 kg!  I saw a video of an early prototype a few weeks ago […]

     
  • GIA Tooling Team Building Event

    GIA Tooling Team Building Event

    Ramblings July 20, 2012 08:23 no comments

    Nothing brings people together than playing with LEGO and solving problems.  It was with that in mind that I organised a fun team building event at my current assignment at the KPN GIA Tooling Team.  I packed my car full of NXT sets and other paraphernalia and spare parts. The […]

     
  • Moonbots deadline has been extended to July 18

    Moonbots deadline has been extended to July 18

    Ramblings July 15, 2012 07:46 no comments

    Original article here: [LINK] The registration deadline has been extended to July 18. Register here. What needs to be submitted in Phase One? Team Biography Team Photo Team Video Answer to Creative Question Answer to Outreach Question Registration Consent Forms for All Team Members and Team Captain must be received. […]

     
  • See you at the LEGO Festijn @ Hardenberg!

    See you at the LEGO Festijn @ Hardenberg!

    Ramblings July 13, 2012 17:24 no comments

    I’ll be at the LEGO Festijn in Hardenberg this weekend.  Martijn Boogaarts and I will be displaying our robots and answering questions about life, the universe and Mindstorms. It’ll be a blast, so be sure to drop by if you can!  More information on where, can be found here: [LINK]. […]

     
  • Dexter Industries now available in Germany

    Dexter Industries now available in Germany

    Ramblings July 2, 2012 18:09 1 comment

    Good news for all my German readers.  You may not have won the Euro2012 championships, but if you’re looking to do some retail therapy, why not head on over to Amazon.de?  You can now buy a selection of Dexter Industries sensors without the hassle of dealing with customs. Ausgezeignet! You […]

     
  • New Product: BOFH-2012 EX-Q

    New Product: BOFH-2012 EX-Q

    Ramblings June 17, 2012 09:12 1 comment

    BOFH-2012 EX-Q, the ultimate Bastard Operator From Hell Excuse generator. Not sure why the server is not working right? Can’t be bothered to figure why the mails aren’t being served? Just want to shut up the person on the other side of the phone line? Now you can do all […]

     
  • RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    RoboCup Junior @ NEMO

    Ramblings June 5, 2012 06:30 1 comment

    Last Saturday, Laurens and I were asked to give a LEGO Mindstorms NXT demo at the Dutch Robocup Junior championships.  We had our table setup on the second deck, right along the path to the actual arena. There were plenty of robots there but one in particular caught my eye.  […]

     
  • LEGO Heavy Weapons

    LEGO Heavy Weapons

    Ramblings May 18, 2012 05:33 2 comments

    When NoStarch Press contacted me a week or two so ago about doing a review about a book called “LEGO® Heavy Weapons”, I must admit I was a little skeptical.  I am not a big fan of guns or violence but when I saw a PDF preview of this book […]