Archive for date: March 6, 2005

Brainwagon Radio: Sans Wife, Robots, Junk and Books

March 6, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, my wife is in San Antonio for her niece’s wedding, so I’m back to my normal nerd talk. I spent yesterday in Sunnyvale/San Jose looking for junk to help with my robotics project, and picked up a couple of books. Advanced Graphics Programming Using OpenGL by McReynolds and Blythe Game Physics by David Eberly […]

Robot Motor Test

March 6, 2005 | Robotics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, yesterday’s voyage to various Silicon Valley surplus locations didn’t yield many very many good buys, so my robot project is still proceeding rather slowly. I did pick up some alligator clips and scavenged the batteries out of my maglight, and gave them a test. Voila!, and and in reverse. Somewhere I heard that these […]


March 6, 2005 | General, Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, the wife is off to San Antonio this weekend (miss ya honey!) so I decided to go catch a movie. After mulling the choices at my local omniplex, I chose Constantine starring Keanu Reeves. Reeves plays John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. Having glimpsed his fate, he now […]