Thursday, September 1, 2011

Its Football Time!!!

So, I am a proficient college football fan. I don't watch much NFL, but boy do I love NCAA football. Tonight was the first group of games of the season and I am watching them on my xbox 360. The ESPN app, which you have to have a compatible ISP, has so many grate features for sports fans. Not only can you re-watch games and and events that you missed, but now you can watch two events at once. I am currently watching the Rutgers game and the Syracuse game. The Syracuse game is the best one of the night. If you have an xbox and you missed the game I would go watch it or at least check out the highlights tonight or in the morning. But as another season rolls along I look forward to how my Dawgs are going to do. Go UGA.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program

Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program. Big news if you bought a 3DS when it was the substantial cost of like 250$ you can right now go download some free games on Nintendo. If you haven't heard the news the 3DS is only 169.99$ now. Personally, I will pass, but there are some good games that are going to be released within the next year. I don't buy into 3d technology; it gives me migraines and just doesn't impress me. But if you love Nintendo or 3d you should check it out. For those with the ambassador program you will be getting...Metroid, Super Mario Bros., Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II : The Adventure of Link, Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong Jr., NES Open Tournament Golf, Wrecking Crew and Yoshi.
These are some of my favorite classic Nintendo games so congratulations to everyone who gets them for free.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Been a while since last post

Hey guys, sorry it has been a while been busy with classes and homework. I have learned a lot though. I think I am going to dedicate this post to Borderlands 2 which seems so far away. I enjoyed raiding bosses and farming that giant crab for weapons, but the game needed more back story. According to an article in the recent Game Informer magazine that is exactly what they plan to deliver with the sequel. Every thing that I have heard about the game makes me want to play it. So here is to gearbox and their dedication to making improvements and an actual sequel to Borderlands.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Battlefield 3 Info

So, I'm really excited about battlefield 3. And today while looking through my G4 app, I saw glorious new information. They released information about what guns, maps, and vehicles are going to be in the game.
So here is what my predicted favorite load out will be.

Primary Weapon: G36C I am so glad they added this weapon.

Secondary Weapon:  M1911  This had always and probably will always be my favorite pistol

Favorite Vehicle: AH-6J Littlebird I love scout choppers and this one is probably my favorite.

Check out the weapons list here and the vehicle list here.

What do you think. Do you have a preferred class, weapon, or vehicle.

Monday, August 15, 2011


So I love electronics and hardware, today was my first day of classes this semester and I am looking forward to my classes for once. I am getting into major related courses. This semester I get to take drum roll please... sensors and transducers, digital design, golf, and linear systems (along with two classes I am not looking forward to). So what are my readers taking this semester if y'all are even in college anymore or not yet. Any advice on these classes if you know what they are? Leave me some feedback. (because thats what im going to be reading all semester "smirks and giggles")

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Failed Attempt

So, today I began construction on my Nuka Cola Quantum lamp. I finally had my blue led, a switch, and resistors. I began trying to assemble  my project and i broke my switch :(. Then I got upset and broke my bottle. It was not a good day for me. So, I think I am going to retire this project for now until I can get another coke bottle and some more switches( next time I order a bunch of parts). I also had a problem with how to hold the coin cell battery. This project will be on the list of things to complete later :( as much as I hate not completing a project class will be starting soon and I do not want to deal with this frustration of the stupid set up. I will eventually get back to this but not any time soon. If you want an easy way to build this go buy a slyvania dot it led, and use a hot clue gun to glue the bottle to the plastic part. Then fill the bottle up with colored fluid and you have an led lamp. Just push down on the top.

On another note, I am trying to start an indoor garden. I would like to grow herbs inside to save money at the store. I have done some research on growing plants inside and have stumbled across information about growing plants under led light. This information states that plants produce leaves under blue light and flower under red light. It also went on to say that most white led lights have a blue tinge which means it gives off most of the blue spectrum. So my current project is going to be to design and build (assuming I don't break something) an led green house to grow basil, mint, chives, and other herbs in my bedroom. I will probably conduct this as an experiment to see whether my bedroom window (west facing) or my led lights produce better plants from seeds. More information on this in my next post

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An Actual Update

I am finally all moved in and got to sit down yesterday and start on this project. I went and got out all of my tools, parts, and breadboard. Then when I went to get my blue led, I realized that I had left them at home (parents' house). I did however have green leds and my resistors. My green leds have the same properties as my blue ones so I was able to build a "prototype". My goal is to stuff the circuit into a bottle cap but this could be kind of hard to do. So here are some pictures.

 These are the two batteries that I plan on using. I do not currently have anything to hold them :/.
 This is the test circuit on a proto/breadboard. It is a 6v supply, 150 ohm resistor, and a bright green led rated at 3.2 volts.
 This is another shot.
This is the Coke bottle I plan on using. The only problem i have with the soda bottle is the fact that its label does not come off so I have to just slap the label on top of it. Also I currently do not own a color printer which poses a problem with printing the label.

This is how far I am as of today. I will not make much progress until after this weekend because I need to go home to get the rest of my parts. Thanks for following.