Tag Archives: Computer

It’s Never Too Early for Halloween!

In summary, I get frustrated with expensive household appliances (1, 2, 3); I love being a Maker; I hate litter(2); I’m not fond of Trump (1,2); I support the International Aerial Robotics Competition (1,2); I love Camp Quest (1,2,3,4…); Most … Continue reading

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Halloween Prep: Sorbet to Cleanse the Palate

It’s back to the workshop and I couldn’t be happier. Years ago right after retirement, I drew up plans for a workshop. It is 12 x 24 feet, attached to the house, and finished so that it matches complete with … Continue reading

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2017 International Aerial Robotics Competition

While every team that enters is a winner, no one came close to completing the mission this year at the American venue. Continue reading

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Fun Stuff from this year’s Halloween

I made it! Sorta. This year I decided to take my Halloween adventures into the world of Arduino. I saw the “Talking Arduino Halloween Skeleton” on the Instructables.com website. Halloween is the best time of year for a retired engineer … Continue reading

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A High Technology Encounter in Georgia—the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition

For the 23rd year in a row, several university teams have come together to do the impossible with autonomous aerial vehicles. This was the first year of “Mission 7” which tasked collegiate teams to build a system that used unmanned … Continue reading

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Hello sir, this is Mike from Microsoft Technical Services

Instructions for avoiding tech support phone scams are provided by Microsoft but don’t you wish you could do more? For the last couple of days, I’ve been getting calls from Mike. In his heavy accent, he tells me that there … Continue reading

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