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The Terranova Project

I’ve started work on a project I’m calling “Terranova”. Perhaps not the most creative title, but bear with me. The concept is a web-based real-time-strategy (RTS) game, whereby the player …

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 …

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 …

We’re Promoting the Wrong People

A person of authority¬†does not automatically immediately become respected or trusted; it is earned. – Lt. General Harold Moore In 1992 NPR published an outstanding piece on Lt. General Harold …

The Art of Hunter

Hunter Jonakin is an outstanding artist. Full disclosure: he’s family (my cousin). Several of his installments have achieved international fame, the most popular being his anti-art-establishment fusion of technology and …