Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mini-Review on The One World Schoolhouse

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined It may seem odd that I read this book but haven’t actually viewed a single video from Khan Academy. But I’m an old guy, and that’s how I roll. Anyway, as I understand it, … Continue reading

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Thomas Edison Quotes (with commentary)

From Brainy Quotes: The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. (Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is not fanaticism, it’s quantum mechanics.) Many of life’s failures are … Continue reading

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How not to blow up your LEDs

The above is what happened to an LED that was connected to a 9 volt battery without a current-limiting resistor in series. It exploded like a firecracker and the moral of the story is, WEAR EYE PROTECTION. The lesson of … Continue reading

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Walking the Synchronous Path

Yesterday I watched the movie, Oblivion. In the movie, Tom Cruise’s character descends through a hole into the ruins of a library. On a table is an old book titled, “The Lays of Ancient Rome.” Now, the other day, I … Continue reading

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Shopping at Vetco

I shopped at Vetco today here in Bellevue and came across these pretty good deals. For about a dollar each, you can get six LEDs, a toy motor, and a piezo buzzer. From what I’ve seen, these prices are competitive … Continue reading

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Visual Aids for Reading The New Cool

The New Cool: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts The FIRST Robotics competition is held nationally every year and involves high school robotics teams competing at the highest level. To give you an … Continue reading

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This post is not about PAX

Just to let you know how out of touch I am with the gaming world, PAX was held this weekend in Seattle and I didn’t find out until late Saturday. I thought I should go, to write an article for … Continue reading

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