Monthly Archives: March 2013

Solaris 11 – IPS Packages and Puppet

By | March 18, 2013

Our installation runs on Solaris 11 zones with many custom built IPS packages. That all works pretty well but sometimes config files need to change depending on which version of a package is installed or even if a particular package is installed at all on that zone. To make that information available to puppet, I… Read More »

Science Olympiad – Div C – Robot Arm

By | March 15, 2013

This post is about how little differences might cause huge effects in the end. Our team was building a Robot Arm for the Science Olympiad, Division C event. After telling it where the bonus box is located and giving it the start command, it was supposed to be working completely autonomous via a per-determined script… Read More »

Science Olympiad – Div C – Maglev

By | March 5, 2013

The reason for the maglev track and the photo gates was actually to test vehicles for the Science Olympiad Division C – Maglev event. Unfortunately, in San Joaquin County, this was a closed event, so I don’t have a video of the actual run. But below is a video of the winning vehicle later in… Read More »