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Archive for the ‘LEGO Mindstorms’ Category

Remote Laptop Video Chat Station

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

So, a while ago, I blogged about a Remote Laptop Carrier made out of Lego’s and controlled using a Lego Mindstorms NXT to be used for my family’s New Years’ Eve party this year.

I had a bit of a reconsideration to the design after thinking about the amount of space this thing would need to run around. Simply put, there isn’t enough room for 25 people and a klunky remotely-controlled robot in my parents’ home. So, I brainstormed a bit, and came up with this:
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Card Cataloger

Friday, December 14th, 2012

I have a lot of Magic: the Gathering cards. A LOT. Okay, so I exaggerate, but it’s more than I care to manually catalog myself.

So, on a recent 10-hour trip back home from vacation, I brainstormed on how I can accomplish this without painstakingly pawing through each card.
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Mindstorms Remote Laptop Carrier

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

I live about 4 hours away from my parent’s home, which makes it somewhat difficult to drive there whenever I want to.

Since we do have a New Years’ Eve party every year, and I will be unable to make it this year, I decided to start work on a “way for me to be there without physically being there.”
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