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May. 12th, 2008

01:10 pm - Recuperating from a nerd-bender last night…

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nerd-bender - noun, staying up all night researching some fool project that has little to do with your true long term goals, but which is exceeding cool in it’s own right. For example, designing a recumbent diesel/electric hybrid motorcycle. Or a seaworthy ferrocement skullship. Or a tele-operated robotic teddy bear who rides around on a robotic lady bug.

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From:elsewhereangel
Date:May 12th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
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Any more information or links you'd like to provide on the last one would be greatly appreciated. I want a robotic turtle, you see.
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From:crasch
Date:May 13th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
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The roomba folks sell a kit. Might make a good platform. Do you want it to be capable of swimming?
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From:elsewhereangel
Date:May 13th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
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*gasp*

You have, quite literally, made my day! Wonderful! Wonderful!

One of my other lj friends actually works for Roomba!

I do not need it to be capable of swimming. I just like the idea of a turtle randomly wandering by, adding a little bit of the surreal to the everyday, and subtly reminding me to get off the couch and create!
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From:variantvortex
Date:May 12th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Which was yours?
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From:crasch
Date:May 13th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
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Last night, the motorcycle. But all of them, at various points.
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From:lds
Date:May 13th, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
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I would like my motorcycle to be powered as efficiently and effectively as a locomotive, myself. When do you start production?
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From:browascension
Date:May 13th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I've understood "having a good time" to be one of your "true long term goals". Carry on.
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