Fab@Home rapid prototyper and 3D Printer
Average: 0We saw this last week and it's been on our minds ever since. For the price of your next computer, you could instead buy yourself all the parts, tools, and instructions necessary to build your own Fab@Home 3D printer or 'fabber.' Also included in your kit is the software to drive your new…
Ignite Seattle! The Popsicle bridge building competition of a life time!
Average: 0I couldn't resist attending Ignite Seattle! A bridge building competition held in downtown Seattle to unite those with a little competitive edge. Okay, it was way more then just a popsicle bridge building competition but that's what got me excited. We will also have more coverage Thirteen teams…
The Hazard Factory brings you the Power Tools Race and Derby!
Average: 0Founded in 2000 by Rusty Oliver, Hazard Factory is a Seattle based political, metal, machine, & fire arts studio. Recently they invited their members, friends, enemies and lovers to modify their old power tools and bring 'em on down for a fun filled day of racing and desctruction. Oh, and…
Strip CPU! Cooling down your hot and noisy computer...
Average: 0Some like it hot? Maybe- but most don't like their COMPUTERS to be hot, nor do we want them noisy. So we brought in expert Allen Nation to test out an experiment we found on Tom's Hardware where he actually submerged his CPU in a fish tank full of oil. Hey, even if it doesn't work it's at least good…
Lego teams up with Microsoft Robotics
Average: 0Lego visited the Redmond Campus of Microsoft to show off their newest home robotics kit, the Lego Mindstorm NXT. They talked about the collaboration between their products and our very own Microsoft Robotics Studio. Also check out photos from the event.
Lego Mindstorm NXT (Teaser)
Average: 0Yesterday, Laura and I headed over with a video camera and smartphones armed and loaded. Lego was coming in to show off their new robot the Lego Mindstorm NXT. I've been getting into some robot building of my own lately (I'm still an extreme beginner) and had seen some buzz around the NXT. I…
San Diego to Alaska with a blog, a camera, and two wheels.
Average: 0Which word looks out of place here: Flickr, YouTube, WiFi, gasoline, GPS? For most of us Chevron and Shell don't figure into our daily internet existence, but then none of us are Brian Galloway. The idea of traversing the entire Western seaboard on a motorbike isn't exactly our cup of tea, but…
Phil Torrone brings Make to Microsoft
Average: 0Picture this: It's a sunny Friday a little after lunch, and you're dreading the hike back to your desk and the piles of work that scared you towards the solice of your burrito in the first place. Typically this is the most depressing moment in a day at Microsoft. Once in a while though there's a…
Metal Crushing Armored Fun!
Average: 0Ready...FIGHT! We're taking you inside the ring with battling bots. In combat robot competitions competitors bring remote-controlled, armored and weaponed machines which they have designed and built, and put them in an arena to fight in a single-elimination tournament. The goal is for one robot, or…
Brush up on your military history via Podcast!
Average: 0Duncan and I headed over to Seattle to chat with George Hageman, a local Seattle teenager who reaches more than 8,000 subscribers with his podcast on military history. Find out why he decided to do a podcast, why he chose this particular topic, and just how little equipment he needed to get started.