Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SpiderDroid 0.02: 3D Models

I have published the 3D Models for the upper (and most interesting) pieces of the leg design of the 0.02 SpiderDroid in TinkerCad under easy free licensing.


Saturday, May 9, 2020

NOT becoming a Supervillain by mistake

I do a lot of cryptoquote games.  Way too many, probably.  So I have a stream of notable quotes offering themselves for my fleeting consideration on most days.  Lately I have been adding "... as a Supervillain" to the end of them, like one might add a phrase to a fortune cookie message.

Example fortune cookies:
"Today it's up to you to create the peacefulness you long for" ... as a Supervillain.
"If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it" . . as a Supervillain.

Example Cryptoquotes:
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" ... as a Supervillain. (George Bernard Shaw)
"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies" ... as a Supervillain. (Aristotle)

The story I am telling myself is that this activity will help me avoid becoming a Supervillain by accident, because there might be trapdoors into evil thoughts under high minded thoughts.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

NOT Being A Supervillain LLC

In the second (depending on how one counts, it might be the third) trimester of the COVID-19 global pandemic, I have decided that I need to do something besides simply making pandemic masks and obeying rules.  So I have established the NOT Being A Supervillain LLC as a North Carolina USA company.  I plan to offer computer consulting services, including security audits and challenge tests.

Friday, May 1, 2020

SpiderDroid 0.02: Leg twitches

I am happy to announce that I am making progress on one of the wishlist projects that I have imagined for the next few years.  At the moment I have two assembled legs (with servos) that I like for this second incomplete design/build and two more 3d printed but not assembled yet.  Early walking experiments with only 4 legs will be creepy but useful.

I hesitated, because in the midst of this global pandemic the distributor for my preferred servos went 503.

Fortunately, HiWonder seems to be distributing those LX16A servos now, so I am rolling. :D

Allan Dickson