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Learning to Fly – A Second Look

Over a decade ago, I bought an electric plane and took it to a field near my work. After a few minutes of flying it, the foam structure was sitting on the grass in cute little pieces. Though I could have glued the model together again, I concluded instead that the technology simply wasn’t there […]


Aerial Photography – A Study in Higher Education

I’ve always been interested in RC devices. In particular, I’ve often been curious about platforms that fly. About twenty years ago I purchased an electric white plane at a hobby shop across the street from my work, but it didn’t last very long. The technology at the time was both expensive and limited – not […]


DIY Miniature Panorama Collection System

So Google didn’t hire you, but you still want to do cool things like engineer a miniature device to capture indoor 360 degree panoramas. Not to worry. The key to reaching this challenge lies in the art of breaking down goals into manageable pieces. You’ll need to build these pieces separately and then integrate. Finally, […]


The Longest Panorama

In July of this year (2011), my family took a comprehensive trip to Israel for the grand tour.  We hit all the major highlights, and everyone had a blast.  I shlepped my Nikon D700 on the trip, and several lenses to cover possibilities.  By the flight home, I had taken over 20,000 photos from the […]


Geek Camp 2011

It’s natural for a father to want to share his passion for hobbies with offspring. My father tried endlessly to introduce each of his three kids to the philatelic world, but could not find a single taker among them. To this very day, he is continues to fill out duplicate albums in the hopes that […]