Monthly Archives: July 2014



So my newest project is a small tracked robot that is bluetooth controlled. The hardware is as follows:

  • Arduino Pro (5v, 16Mhz)
  • SN754410 – quadruple high-current half-H driver
  • HC-05 Bluetooth module.
  • Tamiya 70100 Track and Wheel Set
  • Tamiya 70097 Twin-Motor Gearbox Kit
  • RPM detection with 3144 Hall Sensors.
  • 4 AAA Batteries for power
  • Hacked on aluminum plate from a power supply
  • A few odds and ends (screws, tubing, nuts, bolts, etc.)



Watermelon Salad!

So thanks to the sample girl at Trader Joe’s we have a new summer favorite. It’s very simple and quick to make. So here goes.

watermelon salad with seeds
watermelon salad with sesame and poppy seeds
  • 1 small watermelon, diced (about 4cups)
  • 12 or so basil leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2-3 spoons of chopped feta


  • Sesame and/or poppy seeds

Mix it all in a bowel and serve. Optionally sprinkle some poppy and and/or sesame seeds on top.