Marco's Corner

Just another Software Developer's Musings

Browsing Posts published in 2016

I know about the different FIRST competitions for quite some time.  I even asked our kids about it a couple of times while they were still in school. But I guess, I was not enthusiastic or  aggressive enough to get a team started:-( Since I joined the Home Brew Robotics Club mailing list, I saw […]

I did not know how wide this would be publicized but since I made it into the official Oracle blog, I guess it’s OK;-) Yes, Oracle had a company based Mini Maker Faire;-) All the people I saw, had a blast. But unfortunately, I did not have time to take any photos. I was busy […]

Our kids are off to college now but I could not stay away from the Science Olympiad fun. So I plan to play the Event Manager for the “Division C – Electric Vehicle” @ the San Joaquin County Event.  That will be my first time to run an event, so it will be quite interesting. […]

3D Printing with NinjaFlex

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I found those nice little lighted costume horns @ the Adafruit tutorials. So I had to try to build my own pair;-) They were 3d-printed out of a nicely flexible filament called NinjaFlex. Playing with that opens a whole new area of potential uses. But first, the printer has to be able to handle it. […]

OK, this took quite some time but some info to our entry for the RobotArm event for the Science Olympiad Division C. This robot is probably overkill for the event, but maybe other teams can find some interesting tidbits for the next iterations of the event. After our first attempt with the team of our […]

Over the last couple of days we saw a big increase in SPAM bugs and SPAM comments in a Bugzilla installation. After the initial rush to stop that influx and clean up the mess, I took some time to look around and try to find some help to fight that issue at the source. Basically […]