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A day in the life

I had my birthday party today. We built forts of cardboard and duct tape (mostly duct tape). This was one of them. Then we proceeded to attack each other with foam and PVC weapons...

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ProtoShield

One of the pieces that came with Pete’s Arduino is a ProtoShield. This is a little breadboard that sits on top of the Arduino and makes it easy to assemble projects with several components....

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Awesome car video

The British racing show Top Gear testdrove the FXX my favorite all time car watch the video here. It was driven by the Stig. This is a picture of my Lego FXX.

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Tom Swifties

It was a couple of weeks ago now, but this was our favorite Schott’s Vocab in recent memory.

Don’t take my K-14 away 1

Don’t take my K-14 away

It’s happened. Today Kodak sent out this really sad press release. Kodachrome was what I always shot before I finally went digital. I would occasionally stray to some new flavor of the week like...

Hardware Hacking 1

Hardware Hacking

Peter got an Arduino board for his birthday. An Arduino is a tiny standalone computer that can connect to all sorts of input and output devices. After the obligatory blink sketch, he put a...

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Field Trip

Peter has a big field trip today. The entire 6th grade is going to Nubble Light. It’s pouring buckets today. Can you imagine shepherding a couple of hundred twelve year olds along Marginal Way...

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Construction

They’ve been replacing the water mains on our street for the last couple of weeks. This is what it has looked like around here lately starting 7:00 AM weekdays. They seem to be getting...

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Fish Story

Two weeks ago I found out about the Cape Ann Fresh Catch Community Suppported Fishery (CSF). The idea is just like a CSA (Community Supported Agricuture) share where you get a share of the...