Archive for the ‘Geekdom’ Category

(Excerpt from the Community Advocate Newspaper, Friday, February 3, 2012, article by Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer.) Marlborough – Prior to November 2011, Andrew Roberts worked for County House Research performing in-court background checks. By the end of November, though, he retired to pursue his lifelong passion, building Army tanks with LEGOs. Roberts’ love for LEGOs […]

I’ve worked with Adobe’s Flex platform now for several years, beginning with my Star Trek transporter simulator, a project I wrote for a Boston University course. Now, my job at Transparent Language involves mostly FFA (Flash/Flex/AIR) development, and I enjoy the challenges of working in this fairly cutting-edge environment. This week, though, I was shocked […]

Nope, Nothing Familiar Here

Posted: 5th June 2011 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Movies

On the left is Psycho, with his nanosuit in strength mode, from the Crysis game. On the right is a movie poster from Green Lantern. See any similarities? Of course, this isn’t the first time the Crysis Nanosuit has been copied in film. [cough]GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra[/cough].

Minecraft

Posted: 25th May 2011 by LegoDoug in Cool Sites/BLOGs, Gaming, Geekdom, Home Life

We became involved with Minecraft early in its beta development cycle. Frankly, it’s been amazing and fascinating. We operate our own server at home, modded with Runecraft so we could make teleporters (generally it’s up from early evening until the morning), and have started to add more users to the system. There are still some […]

My Little April Fool

Posted: 2nd April 2011 by LegoDoug in Family Members, Geekdom, Home Life, Naomi, Photos, Star Trek, Star Wars

When I got home yesterday, I discovered that NaNi had put her snow day time to very good use.

On the day in 1958, The World Changed

Posted: 28th January 2011 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Lego, Photos

For devotees, [today is the anniversary] of an event in Copenhagen that transformed toys and revolutionized childhood itself. It was at 1:58 p.m. on January 28, 1958, that then-Lego head Godtfred Kirk Christiansen filed a patent for the iconic plastic brick with its stud-and-hole design. Since then, the company has made a staggering 400 billion […]

Lego 3D Printer: Amazing!

Posted: 19th October 2010 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Lego, Technology

From MLCAD to Lego Model … all via some sweet Lego ‘bot construction. Awesome.

Rope-Climbing Lego NXT Robot

Posted: 10th June 2010 by LegoDoug in Doug, Family Members, Geekdom, Home Life, Photos

This is the rope-climbing robot myself and ASD student Joe Cole worked on, as a competitor in the “Robolympics” program I developed after Robot Sumo was done this year. We were hoping to modify the base to allow it to compete in robot drag racing, but there simply wasn’t enough time. Ours was the only […]

It’s Lego!

Posted: 30th April 2010 by LegoDoug in Geekdom, Lego

Thanks to Bob Richardson.

There’s something fascinating about zombies, and a current cultural meme seems to have made them even more popular than the silly idea that the world will end in 2012. (One of the most popular video games around now is the second installment of Left 4 Dead, called Left 4 Dead 2, which is a teamwork-based […]