Day 58: Potential Energy

(Author’s note: I’ve got some catching up to do. I hit two days which were so crazy-full that there was no time to write. Here goes.) Right before the MechaniCrawl, my muse had just gotten back from a cross-country flight, so we’re ready for a day of rest and quiet relaxation. She’s finishing another knitting project. This one’s for her sister, but it looks really good on her as well. So it was a quiet day at home. Remember the rule? Any time there’s a quiet day without many pictures, I unwrap another Secret Plan. Secret Plan 118: Pressure Reducing … Continue reading Day 58: Potential Energy

Day 44: Robot Mayhem

Time for a cool surprise: I’m letting one of the Secret Plans out. Today was pretty low-key (projects at home, and some time spent with our smart fun neighbors, discussing things which must remain secret). So new rule: Any time I have a low-key day with no photos or dangerous activities, I’ll shed light on one of the items in the Secret Plans list. Secret Plan #31: Wacky Robot Races What if you could teach robotics concepts to a second-grade class? It turns out you can. In 1997 and 1998, I was the “robot guy” at the El Granada Elementary … Continue reading Day 44: Robot Mayhem