Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day 166: B.E.S.T. Robotics

South's Best Robotics Championships 2010. 62 teams came to compete. It was an amazing thing to help put on. Pretty cool that it's at Auburn.

The architecture students put together an amazing backdrop. A cool lighted sphere and another thing made from 24,000 plastic bottles and 12,000 cans, it spells out 6σ.

South's Best Robotics

South's Best Robotics

South's Best Robotics

South's Best Robotics

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 165: From Nature

This picture is trying to express how music just seems to tell stories without using a single word. One piece makes us think of a dance, another of a season, another of some deep emotion. It has such power, and yet, is so beautiful. So here's to music.

From Nature

And this is just a shot I really enjoyed taking.

Fall Is Come

Day 164: Various Cool Stuff

Here's what you're sticking in your ear when you listen to music.

iPod EarBuds

Here's what you pass by every-time you see a leaf. Amazing.

Inside A Plant

This last shot was taken by Ian. It's quite a cool photo.

Guest Speaker

Day 162 & 163 & 164: Around Auburn

We're just best at everything around Auburn. Need examples?

Apparently, according to sources, Auburn's chick-fila is the busiest in the country. 15,000 customers a day. That's right. That's nasty.

Student Center Panorama

Best engineers. Our engineers can also do impossible things like fit this big thing through those little doors.

Warping Space

Also...we have the best sky.

On The Plains Under The Sky

And the best trees too...

Day 161: The Long Drive

Driving to Auburn is boring enough.

The Long Drive

Driving to Auburn while sick is just no fun.

Day 160: Happy Birthday

To you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Rachel,
Happy Birthday to you!

Day 160

I may get sued for singing that in public without paying royalties, but it was worth it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 159: Verses

I really like these verses.

Day 158: Leaves

I love the way that something ordinary like a fallen leaf is so beautiful and amazing when you really look at it.

Leaf Veins

Leaf In Technicolor

Last Rays Of Light

Day 155 and 156 and 157: Homework and Work

Sorry about this, I was pretty busy.


and Digital Logic Circuits

DLC Homework

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day 154: Oooh...

This is our cool robot. Currently it does nothing cool. Eventually it'll, God willing, be able to autonomously win the Southeastern Conference robotics competition.

Right now, you can drive it around with a PlayStation controller. It amuses little kids at least.





And this is a little kid in an Auburn jacket eating cotton candy. War Eagle! Amiright?


Day 153: Remember, Remember...

I watched V for Vendetta for the first time. I rather liked it. I didn't think it was possible for Hollywood to put out a genuinely thoughtful movie anymore. Of course, some people hated it but I think if you just don't read too much into it and don't take it as propaganda but just enjoy it then it's good.

Anyway, I have a lot of random shots from today.

First and foremost...fall has finally arrived! I really love it.


I would love to be able to fly around in the open sky. It's kind of a lifelong dream of mine to be a pilot.




And fourthly: I love being a creeper.

Day 149-152: After Dark

These are the day where I have no time to take photos before the sun goes down. So I have to improvise. I need to get better at improvising by going out and doing some actual city lights/after dark stuff, but usually days like that I'm too tired to.

Ok, so this is a not good picture, but it illustrates something. America's power supply is AC at 120 Volts and 60 Hz. This means if you were to graph the voltage over time, it would be a sinusoidal wave with a frequency of 60 Since it's a 60 Hz, which means that really it's switching on and off and on and off really really fast (120 times per second). So, if you look at the streak of light, you can see the pulses where the voltage goes on and off and on and off again.

AC Power

Piano learning has restarted with the coming of a new adapter.


Books sitting around my bookshelf (the floor).



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 148: Display Is Working!

Warning: Engineering Content

Just documenting the progress of our project. We got our display working. We can send information to the screen and tell it what to draw. Next step is sending pictures.

Day 147: Projects

We got it working! See, it's all colory.

Day 147: Projects

Some of the mess...

Day 147: Projects

The all important oscillator.

Day 147: Projects

The bunches of wires to the LCD.

Day 147: Projects

Day 140-146: No Time

No Time To comment on are the pictures from the last week.

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