Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Math + Barbecue = Delicious

So this past weekend a couple of us went down to Lockhart after the annual weiner dog races for some delicious barbecue at Kreuz's Meat Market. While enjoying some amazingly good barbecue with no sauce or utensils, we talked about the idea of automating a barbecue so you just start the fire, put in the meat, and get a text when its done.

Well, today what did I find, lo and behold some people have already done this. Now of course its not as cool as we would have done it. Our BBQ pit would be shaped like a giant unicorn (the smoke would obviously come out the horn), and we'd add robotics to mop the meat for you. But at least now we have a good starting point.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's Official, We're Famous

Since we're all engineers, growing up we all had our fair share of subscriptions to Discover Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Mad Scientist Quarterly. But the best day was always the day that Popular Science showed up. Yesterday was the best day of all of those best days because on page 84 of the May edition is yours truly riding on a car.

Yep, pretty much we can all die happy because we've now been in Popular Science (the real version, not the crappy online version). Go get yourself a copy today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

We Have Mind Control...

...well technically its eye control, but mind control sounds cooler so we're going with that. But now that we've successfully made little lights on the computer turn on by just looking around we want to know what cool things you would like to see us do.

So far we're planning on blowing stuff up by blinking (maybe a good stephen king movie) and playing a little old school Mario just by looking around the screen but we know ya'll have better ideas than that. So let us know in the comments what you'd like to see us do.