Wikispeed Open House - car front
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View of the Wikispeed car with the crowd at the open house, Joe on the far right there
Now that I’ve got a place to put these here are some photos I took at the recent Wikispeed open house in Lynwood, WA. These guys have ambitious goals and it’s amazing what they’ve pulled off already. I recommend checking out Joe Justice’s TEDx talk to start, then follow @wikispeed for updates.
The only reason I haven’t raised my hand to help out here yet is concerns about over extending myself. I don’t want to offer help I can’t follow through on.
So the girls got a bunch of sewing related gifts for Christmas. I’m very happy with the way they’ve thrown themselves at this. How do I mean? Well, they’ve started their own business in the dining room, “Fox Studios“.
Tails by Grandma.
Sydney is distributing coupons, which she provides to you with her coupon fox dance.
Here’s how that goes.
As to what they’re making, here is a monkey on a quilted pillow (their invention).
Here are some pocket pets they’ve made. Note they are making this up, they do not have patterns or any instruction (yet) as to what they are doing.
Their brother hasn’t been charitable here. He’s hoarding their coupons to try to get free stuff, and he’s also submitted (unfair) negative reviews. Here’s what he had to say:
Fox Studios, 1.5 stars (he drew this in circles on paper)
The items are cute but the sewing is messy and the business hours are inconsistent. Again, the items are cute but the quality of work is poor.
I’ll post some updates here with some of their items once their sewing skills can survive the mail. I’m sure there will be more supporters than their parents. I worry for their brother. Reviews of his compositions are sure to find some blowback…
I took my site down quite awhile ago. Once again it’s time to put something back so I can post things that are more than sharing a remark or link with friends on Facebook or the void of Twitter (which I really just use to save links). I’ll mainly be posting family and non-work technical stuff here (RepRap, Arduino and various synth stuff at the moment).
A few notes for my sanity on what’s under this. WordPress again, still seems to be the logical choice. I’ve wired it to Facebook with Simple Facebook Connect, mainly to support the like button and comments. I may experiment with the API later. The Tweet button is via WP Tweet Button which seemed basic enough. The feed from my Twitter account, robotdad (a handle I’ve taken to using when forced into IRC or forums), is via Twitter Widget Pro. I’ve not enabled Askimet… yet. The last time I had a WordPress blog spam was the more the reason I shuttered it than that I wasn’t posting. As to the theme it’s the default 2011 with a few modifications. Basically pulled the search box from the title, changed the CSS for tighter padding and to use Segoe UI. All the header images are my own pictures, cropped in GIMP with very little or no other post processing.
I’m hosted on 1&1, got a good deal ages ago I’m grandfathered into. Domain registered there as well. So, PHP 5.2.17 at the moment and som *nix flavor and MySQL 5.something. Serviceable. Funny using SSH and FTP again, like riding a bike.