Friday, July 5, 2013

Hasbro R2D2 HACKED to radio control with Arduino

My R2D2 hack. Made him into a remote-controlled minion that will someday rule the world! Mwaaaahaaahaahaahaa!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

My first post...

As I am listening to the explosions going on outside (it's the Fourth of July here in the USA) I am wondering what to do with this blog. I guess I mostly created it as a place to document my electronics projects, like my awesome R2D2-hack rc robot thingie. I am using Arduino microcontrollers as the foundation. Neat stuff. Stay tuned for pics and a YouTube video that I am uploading as I type this.

I am also into "adventure motorcycling" so I have lots of gps tracks and pictures of my wanderings. Also 4x4 adventures, other travel stuff. Just got back from Alaska but it was a cruise so pretty boring trip because of that. Got some epic pictures though. Also pics and stuff about repairing and upgrading my motorcycles could come here.

I might also post a rambling or two about the continuing saga of my recovery from a bout with menengioencephalitis that I suffered through about 18 months ago. I was in a coma, nearly died, and in the hospital three times over the course of a month with only one or two days at home in between trips. I still struggle with a lot of things, mainly extreme fatigue, headaches and periods where I am just not quite "on." At this point, I don't think I will ever fully recover so it is more about coping with the "new me" that I have to deal with.

And, of course, the obligatory picture or two of my dog Charlie may show up now and again.