Thursday, June 4, 2009

UCSC's OptIPortal

Today I got to play with UCSC's OptIPortal. It was great fun. I would love to get this thing to work with some Wii remote head tracking demos... Possible fun project for the summer?

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

Geeks are great. That is all...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maker Faire 09

So, I finally got to go to Maker Faire. I've been following Make magazine and blog since their respective inceptions; However, because of the fact that the Faire occurs in late May (Spring quarter finals), I have not been able to attend the last 3.

The experience was pretty awesome. It would have been easy to stay for both days of the faire and not see all of the things I wanted to see, or meet all of the people I would have liked to have met.

I was able to bring our CE118 (Mechatronics) robot down and show it off at our table in the robot room. It seems that the little guy held up pretty well the whole weekend. I had to repair one of the bump sensors once (So glad somebody thought to pack a hot glue gun).

[I will post any pictures from the event if I see any around, but in the meantime, just in case you are wondering, here is a picture of our (myself, Zach Bernal, Robert Rhodes) bot]

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