Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Friends Give You Parts - Again

Lisa, one of my co-workers and all around creative and cool person, gave me some parts a few weeks ago. Just 2 old valves from the steam radiators from her house. I loved the way they looked so I jumped right in and things came together quickly.

This is what she gave me:

And this what I gave back to her today:

I've decided that going forward, if I get usable parts from a friend, my goal will be to give them a robot from those parts in return. I did this once before for my buddy Amina. One of the challenges I have with these things is that when I make one, I want to keep it. Hopefully this will be a way for me to curb that inclination and get more work out there. I love the reaction I get from my work and today made a friend smile, what could be better than that?

Friday, October 5, 2018

No Robots, but much Coolness!

So last month I got a rare, and historically super geeky opportunity. I was on the U.S.S. Constitution when it did a turn around cruise in Boston Harbor. How incredibly cool is it to be on the worlds oldest commissioned warship, a ship that was named by George Washington? Well I thought it was awesome. The cruise was to honor Gold Star Families and educators (that's how I got on board). They ship went out to Castle Island, was saluted by a National Guard Battery, returned the salute, and then went back to her birth. All told it was a 3 hour cruise and just tremendous. We lucked out weather wise too, it was perfect.