I wrote a Nintendo Game

About six months ago, I wrapped up my formal schooling and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. My final course was a Senior Project where I got to dictate the work that I wanted to do. Because it's been something I've wanted to do for a long time, I proposed to write a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes - the [...]

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Last Minute Halloween

I've always been very taken with Halloween setups. The orchestration, the excitement, and creativity all lead to a fun expression of the holiday. Halloween has taken it's [...]

My First Printed Plastic Part

I have been working at this for months. A couple of years ago, I found out about the RepRap project. The idea behind the reprap (if you haven't talked to me recently) is to [...]

A Beginner’s guide to making an Arduino Shield PCB

(This tutorial has gotten really popular recently, and I'm very pleased that so many people are interested. I learned all of this stuff while working on my first PCB. If [...]

My very first PCB

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Eagle3D on a Mac when POVray won’t work…

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Nissan LEAF Colors

There's been a lot of wondering I think, about whether or not the Nissan LEAF EV was going to offered in anything other than that blueish color they've been parading around. [...]

But *my* phone already does that…

Today was the iPhone OS 4 announcement/meeting/thing - Basically a press conference for Apple to tell the world how awesome they are. This is not an uncommon thing and the [...]

Building a 3D printer

I should start out by warning you that this is not a build-log. My friend Isaac reminded me that before we started this project, this was blogging gold, and he didn't have a [...]

Y’know, that one song… from the 50’s?

So last night I was looking for a song that I've heard a million times, but have never known the name of. It's an instrumental, and I'm pretty confident that you've heard it [...]

SparkFun Free Day Fallout.

Well, I tried, and everybody I know tried. None of us made it. It's unfortunate, but I don't think any of us are going to die. If you haven't heard about SparkFun Electronics' [...]