Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Still alive, what I've been doing, plus what's next: Zumo Sumo

Well, 2020 has been a raging dumpster fire, eh? Hope you're doing ok and staying safe and healthy. I'd love to hear from you, so hit me up on twitter (@bot_thoughts) or comment.

It's been ... awhile... since I last posted. Life intervened and I needed a break from robotics blogging. Is anyone still doing blogs these days? I should probably be on TikTok... (yeah like that'll happen) 

Some of what I've been up to since last time:
  • Teaching Lego robot sumo at my daughter's school
  • Home automation
  • Collecting and repairing fountain pens
  • Painted my first paintings (acrylic on canvas)
  • Retired my rusty, formerly robotic Jeep Grand Wagoneer & got a 4Runner
  • Wheeling in Moab, Ouray, and trails in Colorado
  • Making a few things with my Taig MicroLathe II
  • Printing with my new Creality Ender 3
Next up... I'm excited to teach my kid and a couple of her friends Arduino programming using Pololu Zumo robots with epic sumo battles to follow!