Walkabout Zippy

5:48 PM Dec 30, 2008by Rob Ritchie

I've reached the end of the initial Mindstorm vehicle-bot designs. Before I tear down and start something new, here's Zippy, who has learned to move about and avoid the furniture.

5:55 PM Dec 28, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

My progress through the standard Mindstorm robots continues. Here's Zippy the Grabber.

6:15 PM Dec 27, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

Made my first little Zippy-bot. It moves around a bit, makes noise until I yell at it, and then beats a hasty retreat.

BTW, I got a new camera for Christmas as well.

10:46 AM Dec 25, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

I feel like Ralphie this morning, because I just got a Lego Mindstorm for Christmas!


8:25 AM Dec 23, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

People who live on the side of a mountain aren't surprised that a dropped ball always runs in a particular direction. It's the lay of the land.

With that in mind: Name that Party!

2:56 PM Dec 21, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

I found this fun: 2008 S.F. Chronicle Geography Quiz

9:16 AM Dec 19, 2008

by Rob Ritchie

Obama the Midnight Toker

Do I care about this? Not at all. I've long thought the government should get out of the War on Pot business.

It's interesting, though, as the blogger writes:

Pictures from a contact sheet that Time Magazine could only manage to find now.

Yup! Strange how this stuff comes out now that the die is cast, huh? It's almost as if they were sitting on it before the election.

Not that I think it would change the vote count, much. I'm pretty sure that the set of Obama supporters and the set of pot smokers overlaps quite a bit.

Taking the wife for a little drive....

9:57 PM Dec 2, 2008by Rob Ritchie

Pious Gratitude to: the Anchoress