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The Witch of Darkmoore Forest

Welcome to The Witch of Darkmoore Forest; a collaborative project between myself and Claudia Willison. Our game is now at a solid beta stage, so please enjoy. The game! https://www.dropbox.com/s/2qqydfexcg3djib/TheWitchofDFV1002.zip?dl=0 The survey (because we LOVE to fill out surveys! Right? Oh come on, it’ll be fun!) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ez_xkT9bS5sv2AGscBGjamjDe3kBtr0RToRIR-87g6I Link to my …

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought we’d go back to electronics for a bit to determine if our little robot is afraid of the dark. First things first, however: He has to know that it’s dark to before he can be afraid of it. Since his lovely set …

How to Get Ahead in Life (Part A)

This is part 6 of my robot series. Today’s post will take our robot to a new level, but honestly also highlight a bit of a mistake… which will be corrected in the next post. But for now, let’s tackle our heady discussion theme of the day! Our robot has …

The Eyes Have It!

This is part 5 of my robot series. As promised, my little robot is back, and this time he’s got his eyes on you. He formerly had to rely only on bumping into things to navigate. To remedy this we had to give him a way of knowing something was …

Robots and 3D Printing

This is part 4 of my robot series. A leaky silcock (yes, that’s a real word!), and some miscellaneous cabinetry work seems to have distracted me from robotics for a week, but my electronic companion will be back soon, and better than ever. He is currently undergoing minor surgery, so …

Skynet watch out!

This is part 3 of my robot series. Curiously enough, despite the fact that Claudia originally set this up to highlight my writing, I seem to be doing a robotics blog. Now if I were only a robotics expert, we’d be all set! This update you will get two for …

Robot Part 2: State the Purpose!

Thanks for joining me today! Several readers have asked me what my little experimental robot is supposed to do. This is actually a very important question to which there are three potential answers: 1. It runs around the house, bumping into stuff, beeping, and generally looking cool. 2. Nothing really. …

My First Robot

I finally finished my first robot, using the plans from Popular Mechanic’s “Build Your First Robot” article. They have a great step by step instruction on their website, especially if you buy the pieces as a kit. This is the first in a series of posts that outlines enhancements and …