For my birthday, Dina took me on a short scenic flight over Seattle in a seaplane. Neither of us had flown in one before, and it was, as they say, on the list. We lucked out with beautiful weather on a mid-April evening (took me a while to get the pics off the camera and write about it), and we got some great views of the city.

Seattle from the sky

I also took my first ever video with the D90, during takeoff:

A few more photos are up here.

posted June 20, 2012 – 1:21 pm

Looks like I have a solid backup plan if the whole bartender thing doesn’t work out for the robot arm:

But, I still have a good feeling about it becoming a bartender. The latest progress is that following on the success of the prototype bottle gripper (which was wood and though attractive, pretty weak in key areas), I’ve made a permanent one thanks to some friends with… a 3d printer.

Gripper in CAD

Looking forward to attaching it to the wrist and giving it a try…

posted June 20, 2012 – 8:21 am
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