Now that NaBloPoMo is over, what does someone who’s successfully completed the thirty posts in thirty days challenge do next? No, not Disneyland, although that’s not out of the question. One might turn around and sign up for another post-every-day challenge, the Holidailies. The rules of this challenge are slightly different. One must "try really hard" to post once per day from December 1st through January 1st, although with "holiday obligations, this realistically means you might post a minimum of 20 entries for the month." Each post must be at least fifty words in length, and there may be no one-liners and no memes.
Why do this? Well, a number of reasons. I think if I were to take a break from daily posting now, I’d almost instantly end up back at the lazy once-a-week schedule. If I were to restrict myself to writing quality posts, then I’d probably write more about robots and science projects, and less about favorite colors and what sorts of beverages I may have had that day. If I were to write more about robots and science projects, then I’d have to work more on these projects so that I’d have more to post about. And that would be a very good thing.
So without further ado, I’d like to list some of the projects I’m currently working on, or planning to work on.
- Three-axis fabricator.
- Converting Mobile Armatron into an autonomous (or at least wireless) mobile robot.
- Cataloging all scavengeable parts in all devices flagged for cannibalization.
- Reverse engineering the Markov chain generator used in the Megahal chat program and reimplementing it in PHP and MySQL.
- An automatic pantoum generator.
- A new template for The Electronic Replicant.