The ROBOT PARTY is Thursday (today!) at 8PM ET / 5PM PT! In addition to everyone showing off their robots, we will be doing some trivia tonight! Also giving away a couple of Evil Mad Science prizes: a Diavolino and a Larson Scanner! Perfect for evil robot brains… :)
If you have a robot, join the hangout on Google+ HERE! Be sure to leave a comment on one of the posts so we can add you to our circles for the party.
Thanks to the new Google+ Hangouts on Air feature being available to everyone, if it works out we won’t be streaming to ustream as the viewers will be able to watch it live on Google+!
What is the Robot Party?
The Robot Party is a weekly Google+ hangout that brings together robot builders from all over to share their robots, knowledge, and ask questions! It is for all age ranges, young or old, just bring your robot!
Hope to see ya at the Robot Party! ;)
As long time readers will know, we (Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman) started Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories as a way to organize our hobby projects, way back in 2006.
I’m pleased to announce that as of today
, both of us are full time evil mad scientists, working here on the blog and at our web store Evil Mad Science
, which has grown from our blog projects. There’s lots of awesome, yet to come.
Just launched: the Evil Mad Linkblog. It’s a microblog hosted on Tumblr where we post interesting links. Not so different from our monthly linkdump, but with lower latency. We hope that you like it.
We’re just wrapping up a series of site upgrades, including migration to a new host (Linode) that should greatly improve our speed and availability.
Thanks for your patience as we smash a few last bugs– it’s been a busy weekend.
Happy birthday to us! Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories is now two years of age. Collected below is a “Best of Evil Mad Scientist” for the past year: Some of our favorite projects that we’ve published over the last twelve months. Here’s to the next year!
Rubberbands made from old bicycle innertubes.
Light tent made from a lampshade.
Spool spinner from an old fan.
The $1.00 C to D adapter
How to make a Joule Thief from Make: Weekend Projects.
How to make a dark-detecting LED night light.
The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronic Junk
How to make a Sawed-off USB Key
AVR microcontroller projects
Using an ADXL330 accelerometer with an AVR microcontroller
AVR Target Boards
Interactive Table Kits
Peggy v 2.0
Mini Art Cars
Umbrella Bat Costume v 2.0
Edible Googly Eyes
Printing complex shapes: Sugar Chain
Candyfab improvements: higher resolution and edible output
Rotary Fraction Adding Machine
Observations & silly projects:
Volume of a cat
Forbidden Lego review & build
Efficient Lego Storage
Obscure electronics tools
Lee Valley & Veritas Catalog Review
HP Color LaserJet 2600n
As of today, one thousand people have saved our little web site to their del.icio.us bookmarks.
Everybody else is doing it, Shouldn’t you? =D
Neat-o: our site was picked as one of PC Magazine’s 100 Favorite Blogs!
One year ago today, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories went live. Happy birthday to us!
We originally started this blog as a means to help us document and organize our various projects. Since then we’ve seen writeups about our projects on more than two thousand other blogs, and even in a handful of print magazines. We’ve contributed projects to an art show, sparked some interesting collaborations, and built some of the wackiest machines that we ever have. In the course of these projects we somehow found excuses to buy three old HP pen plotters, 2.4×10^4 LEDs, a Macintosh SE, Marshmallow Peeps, and three hundred pounds of sugar.
What will the next year bring? Who knows! But, we’re looking forward to it.
Thanks for reading Evil Mad Scientist!
- Lenore & Windell
(Pictured above: An alphanumeric persistence of vision display. Source code, how-to and more photos coming next Wednesday.)