Archive for date: May 22, 2004

A Paper on Small RC Vehicles

May 22, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m always interested in bizarre remote control applications, so I was pleased to find this informative paper on the development of the Black Widow Micro Air Vehicle, an RC vehicle with a 6″ wingspan, a range of 1.8 kilometers and a live video transmitter. Nifty and informative.

Spiral Fresnel Reflectors

May 22, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

A recent Slashdot article was a rather dull one about fun things you could do with a large Fresnel lenses. I had seen stuff like this before, but in scanning over the responses as I often do, I found a reference to a patent for a spiral Fresnel reflector. You can review this the patent […]

Shrek 2

May 22, 2004 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s rare that a sequel film surpasses a good original film, but I must say: Shrek 2 must be judged as one of those rare films. It builds on everything that was good about the original: the look, the story, and the vocal talent and delivers a new movie which is familar but not predictable […]

Software Update

May 22, 2004 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve upgraded this blog to use the latest release of WordPress. It’s unfortunate that the software mingles functionality and appearance in the way that it does, it makes upgrading more painful than it should be. In particular I had to make some changes to the index.php to rearrange the appearance of the menu portion to […]