Archive for the 'nerdy' Category

BattleBots is Back!

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

That’s right. After almost 8 years, BattleBots is returning to television. The next competition that will be aired is taking place up in the East Bay on April 24-25. Since it is a college competition, Christian Carlberg and myself are mentoring a group of Cal Poly students and entering CHUNK, a middleweight (120lb.) vertical spinner. We’ve published a few demo videos (make sure to click on the HD link) consisting of:

There are still some modifications to be done over the next week, but we’ve had no structural issues so far. *crosses fingers* A list of our competition can be found at BuildersDB. Time to bring them some pain!


Friday, January 4th, 2008

OK, nerd moment - although I’m dang proud of it! The crazy storm that’s sweeping through took out the power, but wasn’t able to phase teh interweb. Laptop, wireless, cable, and cell phone are all still alive and kicking. So gone are the days of “ooh, the power’s out, what do we do now?” Except for not having refrigeration or lights, everything essential is still in full swing. Yeah for UPS units! Now I just have to figure out how to charge my electric scooter…