Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Technology Porn

If your wife or partner frowns, mutters or gets a little more than angry when you bring a new project home, find something on eBay you *have to have* or when your copy of Wired arrives (whooot), then you might want to have a browser window with hardcore porn ready to flip to when she looks over.

So, fancy building your own UAV?

Oh hell, yeah!

I've just found a whole host of websites and resources for building your own UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), complete with Open Source autopilot and GPS waypoint navigation boards. There's a site and community dedicated to it: diydrones.com

I keep wandering in and out of projects, I suppose it's mood and stresses that dictate what projects I get involved in or let fall to the wayside. Sometimes it takes weeks to get back into a project, other times it takes years - but I always get back to them eventually.

At the moment I've got a handful of projects on the roster, though sitting here, I find it hard to even name one. But where would the fun be if I didn't try...

So let's list a few things I've got on the go:

  • Generic Electronics Hackery (I swear the TV was like that when I found it...)
  • Building of Lots of Concept Websites (none of which will ever actually go live)
  • Building of Actual Websites (to be finished by the middle of the month)
  • My Blog (hopefully I'll stick with it)
  • R/C Cars (Ms. R likes to drive powerslide these as much as I do)
  • Conceptual Photography (everything from Polaroids to weird and wonderful ideas)
  • Model Making (I think it was the film Moon that got me hooked on practical SFX)
This list goes on, but I think this covers the last few months.

I've got a couple of mini-work projects on the go as well, so my time is quite heavily filled, though I feel like I achieve very little. Go figure.

Need to pull a few network cables through the house as well, so I'll add that to the project list. The wireless mesh just isn't cutting it.

This is starting to sound like a To Do list. Hmmm...

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