As I continue to blog twice a week, I realize that no matter what I write, it will mostly go unread in the second half of this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, so I thought I would just wish everyone a happy, healthy Thanksgiving filled with friends, family and lots of food! And let’s not forget the leftovers the next day.
After the adventures of the Dude, My Car trilogy, I thought it might be a good idea to do some maintenance on it. An oil change and car wash seemed to be the order of the day. Unfortunately, it was my choice of vendors was not quite on the same par as the thought itself.
Each year, the technology advances and the companies release the next iteration of their technology. With the driving laws requiring headsets when driving, it’s important to have a good bluetooth headset. The Finiti is the latest bluetooth headset from Motorola, which incorporates the latest in Motorola’s Motospeak and CrystalTalk technologies.
I previously wrote about how to root the Droid, but since then, there have been updates to the Android operating system, which would require you to install updates, which may have caused the Droid to be unrooted or simply a new phone which was not rooted back then. Since that time, it has become a very simple, one click process to root the phone and add features not normally part of the Android OS.
The MINDdroid app is a remote control app for Lego Mindstorms. Based on the way the phone is held, the car will move forward, backward and turn by working two motors. By pressing a button on-screen, a third motor can be triggered to perform an action, like firing a weapon or working an arm. The […]
As a member and co-founder of the New York based Lego User’s Group known as I LUG NY, I have the opportunity to to display my Lego sculptures at many events, including First Robotics conventions and the World Maker Faire. The Lego Group is reintroducing their community windows in their stores, and when I LUG NY volunteered to do the windows in the New York and New Jersey stores, I jumped at the chance to display in Lego’s flagship store in Rockefeller Center.