My friend Steve Lodefink has recently been bitten by the "quadcopter" bug. Quadcopters are easy-to-fly remote control vehicles that have four propellors. You can buy a ready-to-fly quadcopter, complete with video camera, or you can built them from kits or from scratch (I met a guy who made a quadcopter body from cardboard!). Steve built the quadcopter above. Read his detailed build notes on his blog, Finkbuilt.
I've been enjoying the videos Steve's been taking with his quadcopter. He wears a pair of video goggles while he flies it, which gives the sensation of being inside the "cockpit" of the copter as it flies!
Jindo Fox writes, “A few years ago, Cory linked to some wonderful pictures in Usborne’s 1983 classic Introduction to Machine Code for Beginners. Usborne has made PDF copies available of their whole line, with the only restriction that you link to their page, not to copy and redistribute the files themselves. Very cool. I have […]
Many people have noticed that the female lead character Rey is notably underrepresented in the tsunami of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys.
Remember back to the time when people thought java was just a hip way to talk about coffee? Or you vaguely remembered from geography class that it’s an island in the South Pacific? We’ve come a long way since then and now that we’ve rocket blasted into the tech future, you’re going to need to […]
Plastic is so 2013. You don’t want to buy something only to throw it away or lose it and barely care. You like nice things and want to hang onto them. The Plazmatic lighter here is a high quality, high tech alternative to the typical cheap, plastic lighter you get at the old gas station. […]
Real engineers build things. Super cool engineers build things with their hands and fingers, like our engineering forefathers did. No idea where to even begin to do that? This step by step Arduino course is now 92% off and is going to get you up and running, from zero to hero, in no time. So […]