I was watching a robot battle show with my friends and we thought it would be cool to make our own robot and enter it on the show to compete with other robots. We came up with some designs for the shape of the robot, figured out what the main weapon would be, and thought about what materials would be best to make the robot. We decided that it would be easier to use slot framing from an aluminum extrusion company, rather than trying to find random bits of aluminum to put together a frame, or casting our own.
Getting the aluminum frames for the robot was the easy part. A lot of the difficulty of constructing the robot came in programming it, and getting the main weapon to work without the robot flipping over. We also had to think of a way to get the robot to self right if it was ever flipped on its backside. When a robot is flipped upside down and can’t turn over, the referee counts the robot out after ten seconds and it automatically loses. Continue reading An Aluminum Body for an Artifical Being
I was at my wit’s end trying to make Excel work for me. For my personal uses, it was very easy. I had no idea how to create the spreadsheets that I needed for my growing business though. I needed to keep extremely accurate records, and I was just not able to do the spreadsheets exactly how I wanted them to be. I needed to have reports run daily, with some being run multiple times throughout the day. I felt lost because I am the furthest thing from an Excel expert that there is.
I knew that there had to be someone out there that could help me though so I went online and started looking. I was disappointed when I did not find anyone local. Continue reading I Needed to Have Customized Spreadsheet Help
I wanted to find a good Toronto dance school for my son. I did not want to find one that would just hone his skills a bit, where he would be in a recital or two with other dancers who were not as passionate as he is about dance. My son wants to be a professional dancer, and I wanted to find him a dance studio that would be able to help him reach his dreams. He has always shown amazing talent, but he knew that he needed to have instruction by someone who understands his own passion for it.
I looked at several different dance studios in the area, but I was not pleased with any until I looked at one that is just a bit further away. It may take us an extra ten minutes to get there, but that is well worth it for the instruction that he gets there. The instructors are world class, and they have the same passion that my son exhibits for dance. Continue reading My Son Has a Bright Future in Dance