Thursday, November 23, 2006

Nintendo Wii sensor bar

Apparently all it is, is a row of IR led's go figure.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

View from thode

Well the more unglamorous side of being an Engineer is that you'd get aquianted with Thode library.... Very aquainted.

It also goes without saying that the best articles you will ever read are done while you a procrastinating so here's today's selection.
Work Work Work....

So much to do so little time is the name of the game it seems.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Maddy's Back!

Much to our surprise Maddy makes her glorious return to the little city of Hamilton.

The plan was originally to go see Borat the movie but it seems to be the in thing to do. So without a ticket we were left finding other forms of entertainment for ourselves.

We can't explain the giant crusafix all I can say is it's spooky spooky I say!

Halloween Recap

This year the engineering society decided to have their Halloween festivities early and not inform all the engineers in 4th year (thanks guys). We all know however that despite this I'll find a way to pull off this year's fantastic Halloween costume.

The Construction

Before we can go to any parties we need a costume right? Well ever since 5G it's been tradition that you A) have to be something in your field of study, and B) must be home made. I was pretty settled on my initial idea a while ago on being a mouse cursor so I went to get the stuff.

This year I started with 2 sheets of foam (which was actually one large sheet cut in half) $4.95 from home depot.

Next we need a reference mouse cursor, I printed this one out in big and worked out that to get it to fit on my block of foam I'd need it to be scaled 1:18.3.

I got spray paint while at the home depot so instead of using painstaking markers I could spray away and give the mouse cursor a more authentic look. To do this we need to mask away the areas we will be painting.

And now we paint and.....

The Party

So what's one to do with a finished costume but no engineering party to go to? Go to the biology party of course!

Jen decided to bob for apples.... Considering how she eats ice cream the ending here is rather clean.