Tag Archives: Robots

2021 Halloween Is Over

“I’m the Ghost Rider…My job is taking souls to hell…Don’t get no vaccinations shots…I need the work!” Of course, it’s never really over here at the Lacey’s. The only thing that changes is that the projects don’t have the same … Continue reading

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It’s About Time…

…for an update. A lot has happened since I last wrote in this blog. The last posting was way back in June. It was all about how I improved my “Invader Zim,” a Halloween prop from 2019. At that time, … Continue reading

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The Robot Marionette

Today was a surprisingly good day for me under self-imposed lockdown restriction. I slept in a bit longer than usual. The morning scale reading was not higher than expected and there was a new GeoCache within a half mile from … Continue reading

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R2D2 Build: Final

The is a great project! It gets a little “fiddly” at times but it is one that starts with a box of parts on day one finishes with a complete illuminated model on the second day. It’s also dear to … Continue reading

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I’m Itching to Build

You may recognize this picture. Especially, if you are a long-time reader of this blog. It is a model of the Star Wars robot R2D2. It has LEDs that light up; it is crude. Most importantly, it is something made … Continue reading

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38 Days of Quarantine: Another Robot Unboxed

I bought a few robot kits late last year and early this year. I also bought some robot associated kits. For example, I bought a robotic arm driven by hydraulics. I buy these things for evaluation and get ideas for … Continue reading

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20 Days In (XX)

Last May, Nancy and I brought home a beautiful new truck—a 2019 Super Cab Ranger 4×4 with the top-of-line trim and all the goodies. A couple of days ago, my “connected” vehicle sent me a message: “Your Vehicle is in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Arizona

Can you believe that I used to post on my blog daily? I can’t believe it. There never seems to be enough time. Many of my friends are retired and they all complain that they are busier than they have … Continue reading

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International Aerial Robotics Competition—Mission 8

The first attempt at Mission 8 of the IARC (International Aerial Robotics Competition) finished on August 1st in Atlanta Georgia. No team completed the mission, as expected, but three of the teams did qualify and had an opportunity to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Camp Quest AZ 2018 and What Keeps Me Coming Back

Last Friday at a meeting of the Tucson Atheists, I met the mother of one of the Camp Quest AZ campers this year. She also happens to be married to one of the volunteer counselors. I had never met her … Continue reading

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