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June 2012

On Houses and Making

by Colin Miller, on House, Make, Making, Ramblings

I'm in the final stages of buying a house. This is an exciting, and stressful, event. People need to be coordinated, information must be transmitted, documents must be reviewed and signed. It's the most involved purchase I've ever made and requires a lot of people and time. That being said, the opportunities for modifications to a house that I own are totally worth it. [caption id="attachment_437" align="aligncenter"…



May 2010

Fun at Maker Faire

by Colin Miller, on electronics, Make, Ramblings, Robots

I have not been posting as much as I would like. I'll be returning to 3 posts a week (excluding holidays) to try to get back into the swing of things. This last weekend my fiancé and I attended Maker Faire up in northern California along with some friends. It was an interesting time, and one that I would recommend anyone near a Maker Faire attend. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"…



April 2010

Coaster Bot

by Colin Miller, on Building, Design, electronics, Make, Robots

There is currently a contest by Make Magazine to create a coaster bot. I'm not looking to really win or anything, but it is a good excuse to create a robot of some sort. [caption id="attachment_102" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Wall-E is a good example of a Robot. Also, pictures make posts more interesting I've been told."][/caption] I've ordered a few parts such as…



March 2010

Building Things

by Colin Miller, on Building, electronics, Make, Robots, Trebuchets

Most of my posts on here have been about software development and work related issues and observances. I'm going to deviate slightly into the realm of hobby, which I think is important for people of any career in order to keep the personal passion alive and to keep your brain active without burning out. Recently I've been reading a lot of Make Magazine which is primarily about building things of…