Over at RJ McNamara’s Blog, he has put together a new Quad Holomonic Drive Robot based on the LEGO® NXT. The robot uses dual Rotacaster® Omni-wheels on each of the four axis’s and four LEGO® NXT Ultrasonic Sensors. Head on over to RJ McNamara’s Blog and check it out.
Lucy beats my two youngest daughters at Soccer. Lucy the Dog Beats My Youngest Daughters at Soccer from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Pictures and video from the Fall 2010 Soccer season. September 2010 Holy Rosary Soccer from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
Experimenting with slow motion at the Memphis Zoo in July of 2010. June 2010 at the Memphis Zoo from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
I’ve been a big fan of my Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 mainly because it takes fantastic high speed (300-1200 frames per second) video. It makes for some interesting movies at a minimum. Coupled with my Mac Pro, recently upgraded with SSDs and 16GB of RAM, I can really take advantage of the slow motion video….
Thanksgiving traditions are awesome. For example, we throw rolls at each other. Thanksgiving Rolls from Rich Thompson on Vimeo.
This is for my wife, probably only she would understand: Then again, maybe not 🙂
Over at TechnicBricks there is a fascinating post that does a great job of visually explaining the Killough Platform to the uninitiated. As you know I am a big fan of holonomic drive robots and if you are new to the concept, they do a great job of explaining the theory without over complicating the…
Ever since I saw the treadmill desk at Book of Joe, I have wanted to set my office up with a treadmill. In preparation for a big computer parts yard sale at my house, I decided after cleaning out my office that there was more than enough room to incorporate the treadmill. So here it…
Computer sentience is so close now. Ten years until the singularity.
This commercial had me laughing all day. [quote]”I met a man on the bus today. I shook his hand. He’ll never see his family again.”[/quote]
One of the things I missed when I moved from Linux to Mac OSX was the ability to display Flickr photo feeds as the background of my monitor desktop. Dave Winer fixed part of the equation for me by setting up FlickrFan which allowed me to grab Flickr feeds and bring them to my computer….
I created a Summerboard theme around the Star Trek LCARS interface. This theme is based on the original iPhone theme by Kevin Rohrman (firstname.lastname@example.org). The iCARS theme includes a wallpaper you can put in /Library/Wallpaper to set the lock screen. This theme requires that you load and order your applications very specifically. You must read…
I created a Summerboard theme around David Lanham’s free Somatic Icon Set available at the Iconfactory. The Somatic Summerboard Theme can be downloaded and used on your iPod Touch or iPhone. There are 93 application icons in the theme plus 73 extra icons and 5 wallpapers:
I created a Summerboard theme around the 3D Cartoon Icons Pack found at deviantart. The 3deebly Summerboard Theme can be downloaded and used on your iPod Touch or iPhone. There are 80 application icons in the theme: