Archive for the 'Trips' Category


Jockeying for position with the thronging hordes

Just too much fun in the editing bay. My buddy Justin and I were in Austin at one of the NIWeek conferences. The original video is pretty boring, but this edited cut is great. You can make people say anything with enough patience. This one was fun. I was laughing all the while.


Robot corridor

This is one of the main connecting passages between the robot pits - where the teams work on their robots - and the stadium playing fields - where the competitions take place.

There is always a continuous stream of teams hauling their creations back and forth. In one direction, there is anticipation and in the other there is disappointment or victory.


Segway Snake

Caught this parade of Segways from my hotel room.
Music: Bjorn Fogelberg
Title: Quite Derivative


Cali Style

This material is over a year old but never published. My coworkers and I had just arrived in Austin for NIWeek 2007. We were looking forward to a week of fun with other LabVIEW geeks.


Onyx Ashanti Grooves

Came across this cool cat at this years Maker Faire. His name is Onyx Ashanti and I can’t really describe what kind of instrument he’s playing but the whole contraption is very indicative of the types of inventions and gadgets you typically see at Maker Faire. Can’t wait until next year.

It seems i’m keeping up the pace with VloMo08. A video a day. Just getting stuff out there regardless of what I have.

PS. Ya, I know, this video isn’t related to Obama’s victory today. Hmm… well, if you consider this a victory song then well ya it is!


Kids welding at San Mateo Maker Faire 2008

I went with the kids to Maker Faire this year and it was a blast. If you have kids I highly recommend it. Where else can you get a chance to do arc welding?

There was a group of people there presenting a large metal sculpture they built of a woman with her hands outstretched. Every so often the sculpture would burtst into flames that originated from her beating heart. These same folks were doing demonstrations of arc welding and invited kids to come and try it themselves. My kids joined in the fun and got a great experience out of it.


California State Fair

This is my second video for VloMo08. I have to produce one video per day in the month of November. I’m digging through unpublished video and cobbling stuff together at this point. Daily video is a bitch when you care about the quality of the video and you want to leave an impression. The key to getting it done however is not really worrying about it.

This video taken on my Canon SD900 digital camera. The same one used in the previous Halloween video. We had gone to the California State Fair with the family. I try to stay clear of rides and anything moving faster than an elevator. Jasmine on the other hand, we soon discovered, was an adrenaline junkie. Who knew?