2011
06.22

Member Blog Posts

  • MIT Mini Maker Faire 2014
    I made a quick trip back to Boston/Cambridge for the first ever MIT Mini Maker Faire. Recap and pictures below, but first here is some video from the event:As expected from an MIT Maker Faire, there were lots of electric go-karts, Tesla coils, 3D printers, robots, and...Chainsaw...pink scooter...thi...

  • sleeping bag and compression sack
    I am going on a backpacking trip. I want to carry as little as possible if I can, so I tried to make a lighter and smaller sleeping bag. First, I cheated by starting with […]...

  • I'm a Beardy-Weirdy?
    S'up guys,This was my year of being old and cranky (senior fall), so I decided to become a beardy-weirdy (analog-esque EE). For some reason, I always associated analog people with old engineers probably because I once saw a picture of Bob Pease and assumed all analog-ers looked like this."My fa...

  • Get the caller to admit he got the wrong number
    A friend from college usually answers to phone with a bogus greeting whenever he gets called, since most of his calls are from unknown numbers. I've been meaning to try it out, and got the perfect chance to do so yesterday.Some unknown number calls my phone. I pick up and clearly don't recognize the...

  • New Blog
    Hey folks, This blog is no longer active. If you still want to see what I’m up to head over to dlukeomalley.com. See you there! - Luke...

  • Braille Labeller Production Trial
    Working video of a Braille-It Labeller built through June 2014 by the Blind-Lead workers, we still face a problem to produce high quality Labellers that is, some of the buttons stop working smoothly in due time. Braille It Sample 1 … Continue reading →...

  • Creativity and Engineering Education: Swarmbots for everyone! Kickstarter now
    Have you ever wanted your own swarmbot?Now you can, and learn engineering while you're at it! We've been hard at work on this, and now we'd appreciate if you could share the news:Support creative engineering education and get your very own swarmbot on kickstarterThanks!

  • Electric Razor: Construction
    So I kind of never made a post on the machining and construction of the rest of the scooter (other than the motor), even though it came (chronologically) before the motor testing. Instead of making a bunch of separate posts, I am just going to dump it all here in one post. The scooter body […]...

  • Reviving a Spaceball 4000 FLX
    I'm cleaning up my site, and I rediscovered a post I was working on a while ago but never published. I've abandoned this project, but I figured someone might be interested in my documentation I wrote while I was...

  • Motherboard/ Driver carrier board preview
    Here is a preview/test route of the motherboard to hold the tango drivers:The traces go kind of like this:gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal, gnd, signal,...

  • Chibi-Mikuvan and the Invasion of Miku Expo 2014
    Continuing in a stream of seemingly never-ending posts with the word “Miku” in them (I swear! This will be the last one!), here is the tale of how I invaded Miku Expo, along with the work that went into fixing up Chibi-Mikuvan beforehand. I had learned of Miku Expo around June when it wa...

  • Flying Quadrotors: What I’ve Been Up To Lately
    Two videos I made with Bryan Newbold: Quad Flyover of toorcamp 2012 (unedited) from bryan newbold on Vimeo. Quads with Star Redux from bryan newbold on Vimeo.

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