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Miltonville Mine Mystery – Part 4

[A fictional short story & collaborative project with C. Willison of ImagesByCW] – Find previous parts of my fictional short story here: Part 1 | part 2 | part 3 – The two of them stared at the odd creature for several minutes; jostling the twig to prod it into …

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 …

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Miltonville Mine Mystery – Part 3

[Collaborative Project with C. Willison of ImagesByCW] – Find here part 1 of the story and part 2 here – Sammie marched along the edge of the old rail bed, gazing frequently across the open field at the woods in the distance. The woods were too far to discern any details of the individual …

mine, hoellgrotten, grotte, stairs

Miltonville Mine Mystery – Part 2

[Collaborative Project with C. Willison of ImagesByCW] – Find part 1 of the Miltonville Mine Mystery here – The mine was a good hour’s hike outside of town,  so despite the fact that the days were still long, they didn’t have time to dawdle. With the creek at this level …

mine, hoellgrotten, grotte, stairs

Miltonville Mine Mystery, Part 1

[Collaborative Project with C. Willison of ImagesByCW]   One week till the summer ends, and I have to go back to school. One more week to play down by the creek, and sneak out to the old mines when Pa isn’t watching. One more week with no homework. Pa says …

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 …