Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cool redesign


The $100 laptop is getting even cooler! More pictures at TED | TEDBlog: XO laptop redesign: Pics!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gadget recommendations wanted

We have booked our flights to visit New Zealand. We don't have a lot of money left after this, but we want to get some duty free gadgets on the way. Any recommendations?

We're thinking electronics such as a digital camera, smarter phones, etc.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

2008 National Rube Goldberg Contest

The task: make a hamburger in no less than 20 steps.

2008 National Rube Goldberg Contest: The Makers and Their Machines from Mike Dixon on Vimeo.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Riding the Robot Caterpillar

My kids rode a robot caterpillar at the local mall the other night.

The guy controlling seemed to have a wireless remote control to start and stop it, but otherwise it followed the black lines on the floor.