Monthly Archives: November 2011

Robolab for FLL

Last night I had the chance to work with a local FIRST LEGO League team using Robolab on their NXT robot. It was a very enjoyable experience especialy after the miserable day I had had at work. In the few … Continue reading

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I have been involved with FIRST LEGO league for over ten years. Lately it has been as a judge at the local and state level. Last weekend and this weekend were the local tournaments that qualify teams to move to … Continue reading

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Experiments with BlueTooth

For a work project, I have been experimenting with BlueTooth wireless transceivers. I purchased a few of the BlueSmirf devices from Sparkfun. Following some instructions on the web, we got the units programmed and communicating to each other as well … Continue reading

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Furnace monitor bugs

After the power outage and all the work involved with getting the household back up and running (I have never done that much laundry at one time) I had some time to work on the furnace monitor. I finished the … Continue reading

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The storm is over

Almost exactly one week after the New England freak October snow storm hit, my power is back on and I have internet. As you might image very little got done during 7 days of living off the grid.

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