Friday, July 23, 2010

Electric cars

Electronic design posted an interesting article on the electric car. Here's an image of the Baker Electric, from the early 1900s. Wow.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer camp starting

Today is the beginning of the robotics portion of Summer Bridge camp I'm helping with. Looking around the web, I ran across another interesting teaching robot, the Finch. The Finch can use Myro, a Python robotics library aimed at education; I might take some ideas from that.

A team is driving an autonomous robot for 13,000 km -- wow! They start tomorrow.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Almost done

My time here at Eglin AFB is almost over. It's been a great time! I've enjoyed learning a lot of new things and using skills I've developed over the years to solve some of the problems. I gave a presentation, but can't distribute it publicly until I get it approved.

I recently discovered several wonderful GMail labs features on their blog: hierarchical labels, archive and send, SMS chat, and offline mode. Also, I learned that I can drag and drop attachments. Wow! That's muuuuuch better.

Now, for random links:
A fun video!