I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream

Alright, friends and family, I’m over this. I’ve remained really quiet and patient about the strange dumpster fire that has become the politics of the United States for some time, …

On Javascript Frameworks

The Dream In Hex Slack has several channels for friends to discuss everything from politics to technology, but the #fellow_nerds channel is always a fun place to vent. After a …

Form and Function

I finally completed the initial design of the new bot. Yes, it took a while! I opted to design all of the parts to my own specifications myself, rather than …

Pale White Houses in Rain

He pressed his hand to the window, watching as icy rivulets of rain carved impotently at the glass, trailing down from the skies, destined for the dingy gutters below. The …

Of Babies and Bathwater

It’s been a bit since I posted about my work on the Xpider. The main reason for this is that I’ve decided to abandon the original design in lieu of …

Intermediate 3D: Designing Models

If you’ve been reading my Xpider posts, you may have noticed that the Xpider “Fatty” doesn’t come with a nice 3D printed “head”; most of the electronics are completely exposed. …

Giving Xpider a Brain

As part of the development of the Xpider (now affectionately named G.A.J.E.T. by my 11-year-old daughter, which stands for “Gadgetized Analytic Just-so-cute Exploratory Technology) I wanted to give it the …

Building the Xpider

I’ve decided to embark on a 3D printing and engineering project with my two daughters. They’ve come to love the stuff made here at my work with the Lulzbot Taz …