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I recently developed a sudden interest in electronics.

…Okay, that’s not strictly speaking true.  I’ve had a vague interest in electronics for ages now, but I’ve been too lazy to do much about it. (I got as far as starting one project a while back, but it’s still sitting half-done on top of one of my bookcases. Don’t get too close.  It’s dusty.)

What well and truly caught my interest this time? Well…it was several things that I ran across in rapid succession: the Raspberry Pi, Arduino Boards, Lego Mindstorms, and an interesting electronics kit.  Oh, and I found out that you can hack Roombas, but that will have to come later. They’re expensive.

Anyway, suddenly it seemed like I couldn’t turn around without running across some new topic relating back to electronics, robotics, computers, or a combination of the three.   Luckily for me, my Husband is likewise interested in these topics. So, in short order, we got a Raspberry Pi for the house network, an Arduino Board for me, and an electronics kit that isn’t so very much in English.

I’m basically starting from scratch, so Dr. Geek asked me to do a build diary as I try to figure out what I’m doing.  This way other beginners can join me on my journey.  I mean, I have to keep going or I’ll never get to hack a Roomba, right?  Right.

I decided to start with this kit:

Wish me luck!

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A special Thank You to Gerry Hoard for providing the voice of The Shadow Proclamation.

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The lab staff meets Tom Shelley of Space Adventures. We learn about space tourism, and what it would take to go to the moon and beyond. Meanwhile, Mr. Creature boldly goes where no test subject has gone before!

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In this episode Doctor Geek’s announcement regarding the lab’s summer convention schedule is interrupted by Mr. Creature who has just been given the power to duplicate himself. While Doctor Geek sorts out the chaos, sit back and enjoy the interview with the creators of Broken Crown Games. Their upcoming game, Escaping Titan, uses real science to support the fictional world created by The Broken Crown Event. Click here to visit the Broken Crown Games website.

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