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52 Productive Weeks 11 and 12 (16-29)

Week 11 (16-22)
I had the chassis and forward housing for Felgen r2 printed via a friendly hub on 3d Hubs. The prints turned out great and, more than that, the hub had some great suggestions about how to optimize the design for DFM. Enter Felgen r3 (with an emphasis on being DFM friendly.)

Week 12 (23-29)
Normal students received a Spring Break this week. I intended to catch up on my German Hausaufgaben and did, to some extent. If next week (Lucky Week 13) doesn't result in an autofail and wide swaths of misery I'll be all caught up. Totally unintentionally, I received a large dose of Gundam and Shadowrun this week. I had forgotten how much I love those mobile suits. And the ever utilitarian 'punk' part of cyberpunk may always call to me, even if my anxiety about classes meas I'm not a true punk at heart. :p In my anger towards my school, I started writing more SR fiction so there may be some of that on here before long, too.

In line with news about school-induced anxiety and Shadowrun, I've finally committed to Soykaf (<2mg of Caffeine per 6 oz.) rather than the regular coffee I've been drinking so many pots of (~70mg of Caffeine per 6 oz.) in an attempt to make the tightness in my chest not kill me. 

Week 13 (30-5)
All my base are belong to Wednesday this week. I have a meeting at 10:30 which will decide the rest of... well, likely forever but at least the week. So yeah, consider this a non-update.
  • Listening to: 90s Goth and Retrowave
  • Watching: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)
Pre-update explanation: These four are being packaged together because the day before I published 7 & 8 I got an offer for a freelance gig (or two) so I've been running like mad for a month getting everything put in its proper location. The only visible fruits of this labor is being hosted at my home, accessible at EaglesLandingPetHospital.com Check it out; Cringe harder. I did actually get all the fundamental research of week 7 done but after that it was all noise and no signal. (All work, no play.)

Also, since I'm apparently now running a hosting service from my home I'll likely have my own personal site going up soon. (Soon should not be misconstrued to constitute any measure of time.) This drivel will no doubt find its way over there.

Anyhow, the long version follows:



52 Productive Weeks 7 and 8 (15 - 29)

Before the general update, first a project update:

Felgen v1 (a branch of the Autodrive project for SSE122) was, essentially, an experiment in 'can it work?' Versions 1.2 through 2 have been incrementally less-terrible iterations that didn't really further the original goals of the project's namesake of carrying stuff around behind me. To that end, I've begun a new variant-in-principle I'm calling the Felgen BOOST (or Fatty Buccha; I haven't decided.) Almost literally putting the cart before the horse, this new 'follow' variant is designed with the intention of transporting me rather than transporting things while following me.

I've chosen a new (feet-friendly) chassis, doubled the number of motors, increased the battery life, and picked (yet-another) new method of steering/course-correction.

Just to recap the project:

Felgen 1:
Basic Stamp 2
6.4v Battery (Propulsion) + 9v Battery (C&DH)
2x 6v Motors

Felgen 2
Raspberry Pi B + Custom EPS
2x 6.4v Battery
6v Motor
Parallax Servo + Custom Gearing

Felgen (Olympian Variant r1.2)
Raspberry Pi B + Custom EPS
2x 6.4v Battery
6v Motor
Parallax Servo + Custom Gearing
Pneumatic Rod + Actuator

Felgen (BOOST Variant r0.0)
Raspberry Pi Zero + Custom EPS
2x 11.1v Battery
2 TBD Mystery Hub Motors
1 TBD Mystery Load-shifting Motor

52 Productive Weeks 9 and 10 (1-15)

Work, work, I'm bad at javascript, work, no one wants to have their photo taken. If I'm ever done I'll upload this journal and work more on the Felgen BOOST. I've decided it would be better to control it with differential steering. I also discovered my chassis is the right size to add a NERF Vulcan and call it a mobile weapons platform... so that's slated for a variant already.
  • Listening to: 90s Goth and Retrowave
  • Watching: Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
  • Playing: Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking: SoyKaf ;)
Retrofuture Laptop Exterior by Angelwyng
Retrofuture Laptop Exterior
Following the inside shot, here's a look at the fully-assembled case. Original description follows:

This is the Travelmate referenced in my Journals. The whole thing allegedly works with the exception that it was supplied to me missing a power-cable and a single keyboard key. For reasons including leaking battery cells, it's sat dormant and for show until I decided to retrofit the case with new components.

As an aside, for the purposes of dA's classification system I can't decide whether to categorize this as an 'accessory' or 'custom toy.'
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Hollowing RetroFuture Laptop by Angelwyng
Hollowing RetroFuture Laptop
These are the insides of the Travelmate referenced in my Journals. The whole thing allegedly works with the exception that it was supplied to me missing a power-cable and a single keyboard key. For reasons including leaking battery cells, it's sat dormant and for show until I decided to retrofit the case with new components.

As an aside, for the purposes of dA's classification system I can't decide whether to categorize this as an 'accessory' or 'custom toy.'
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Angelwyng
Eric Lawson
Artist | Hobbyist | Other
United States
Me working hard, of course. Live is one of the most fun things in the world that can still be considered a job. Radio pays in peanuts, however, so it's only a part-time gig. Now they won't even give me my peanuts.

Also: I wish I could remember what was on that Stick-It note.

Current Residence: KY, USA
Favourite genre of music: This month? Something OG (Original Glow ^^) with a hint of teen angst and violence.
Favourite style of art: Super-High Contrast Electric Love
MP3 player of choice: iPod Shuffle (Gen1 x2)

Personal Quote: "Pedantic scag."
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Natszerasza Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Writer
It comes late but - thanks for the fav!
Happy Valentine's, too!
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Medru Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Sorry for the late reaction, but thanks for the +fav ! I am a dummy! 
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday :cake: :party: :sun: :airborne: :woohoo: :happybounce:
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your time :hug:
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Angelwyng Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the kind wishes. I was actually sick this birthday, unfortunately. :/ Maybe the next one will be better. 
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's sad, sick on your birthday :(
I hope next year is definitely better than that :thumbsup:
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HekateDraculea Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
thanks for watching dear :heart:
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Seattle2064 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the :+fav: :) and the watch!
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Angelwyng Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for sharing the cool comic. I can't wait to see more.
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daegann Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thx for the fave and the watch :)
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday Free Birthday Icon Hug  Sun
I hope you have a wonderful day today Heart Have your cake and eat it too Airborne Sun Woohooooo! :happybounce: :) (Smile) Party
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