Monday, February 18, 2008

Projects List

I figured I would just do a small post about all my projects that I have percolating in my brain:

This is just in a random order...I wrote it down the other night.

Breakfast Machine- I have had this idea since about 5th grade. I figured this would be pretty cool to pull off with some Arduinos.

Soccer cleats- removing the laces from the top to allow for more surface area.

Compress Gas Cannon- already posted this one.

More detailed Project Tomato- Since Noelle and I are living in an apartment, I would not be able to do this. My idea was to do it at my parents house and get the temp info on to a website so I can check it at my place.

Video Game: The Age of Invention- Hundreds of basic items that combine to become more complicated tools to progress the town and society the player lives in. While not directly related, this game could become a MMO, and Metaplace seems to be an interesting project.

Local Telemetry System- This is a problem that relates to the next item. Cheap, detailed location systems are not available for small to medium size robots. GPS is ok, but is +-6 to 12 feet. I am looking for +-3 inches. I know this is a pretty hard problem or it would have already been solved.

Robotics system- picking fruit, mowing the lawn, eventually build homes.

Cell Phone ARG- After reading Halting State by Charles Stross, there is a great opportunity to do this in the coming years, and with Android Cellphone coming, writing your own program is possible. Wired has a great article about the ARG that NIN did. I am not a big fan of the band, but the ARG that they pulled off was pretty cool. I really like the Spy ARG in Halting State but that would be hard to pull off, and I am sure in this post 911 world it would not go over well. In one of Alastair Reynolds' books, there is a game that the wealthy play in which they are hunted by an assassin. I think that would be a great start with lazer tag or water guns.

Hopefully I will be able to expand or even work on some of these ideas.

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