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Posted in Programming, Random, Robotics on June 3, 2011 by timpattinson

Wow.  People in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide have made a Star-Wars esque “Electric Diwheel With Active Rotation Damping.” Just like the Segway bot  you all made when you got your HT Gyro, this balances itself, even upside-down

This is what they look like in Star Wars. And in real life:

Not quite as evil-looking but still AWESOME.
I’ve attached their YouTube vid here:

More info on the official website.


Work in Progress — FPS-NX

Posted in LEGO, Link Of the Weeek, NXC, NXT, Programming with tags on April 14, 2011 by timpattinson

I am working on a new game in NXC for the NXT.

It will be a target-shooting game in 2d.

Sorry, I have no working code to post yet.

Some may come soon.



Visual NXC

Posted in LEGO, NXC, NXT, Programming, Robotics on April 12, 2011 by timpattinson

Over at MiBo, sidneys1 is creating a new NXT-G-like IDE of NXC

It would be like NXT-G except

  • Open source
  • Less buggy
  • Based on NXC code, not LabVIEW
  • have the ability to edit the underlying code

MiBo topic:

SourceForge page:


Cool Buisness Cards

Posted in Hacks, Programming, Random, Uncategorized on March 25, 2011 by timpattinson

Yesterday I came across these on OhGizmo and other sites

Arranged in order of coolness and epicness


If you know more, please let me know in the comments



EDIT EDIT that was from Stryker

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