Wii, Boogie and Getting Games Cheap

After spending several weeks with our Wii, I think another quick review is in order. The Wii has not lost its playability as we keep trying new games (mainly through the game rental service GameFly). So far the games we have kept from our rental have been Boogie and Mario Party 8. But we have…

Lego NXT Rocker-Bogie Suspension

One of my many Lego NXT project ideas is to build a Rocker-Bogie system similar to the Mars Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity rovers. It turns out a similar mechanism is ipresented by Brian Bagnall in his book titled Maximum Lego NXT: Building Robots with Java Brains. While I wait on that book to move from…

Get Off The Couch and Wii

So my brother in law brought his Wii to town and I decided I needed one after playing for around four hours with my family. I found one on eBay and managed to get it and four controllers without playing much more than retail. Finding a Nintendo Wii around here is like finding a pot…

The iPhone Security Armageddon

I was considering buying an iPhone to replace my personal cell phone. But it looks like a few security shortcuts were taken during the development of the OSX software used in the iPhone. It appears that Apple has chosen to run user applications effectively as UID 0. This means any application (especially with input control)…