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I've taken the day off so I can load ThinBot into the car and head north to set up for BarBot 2013.75, a special event tonight and Saturday that is one of the official kickoff events for this year's Bay Area Sciencefest.

Details are available at the barbot website, www.barbot.us , or on the BarBot facebook page.

I have finished some small mods to ThinBot, we'll have to see how they work.

First is adding tips to the nozzles, which I hope will increase the stream velocity sufficiently for better mixing.

Second, I repolished the brass counterweight, cleaned and recemented our "Asta" to the brass, then gave the works a clear polyurethane topcoat so it won't be attacked by the lime juice.

Finally, after doing a bit of online research, I've modified my recipes to simulate the dilution achieved by cooling a drink by shaking with ice. That ought to dramatically improve the mouth feel and taste of the cocktails.

(sorry, no pix; my LJ app isn't being cooperative -- but you can see them on the event facebook page, or on our DARPAbots page

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W00t!

Apr. 19th, 2013 10:53 pm
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ThinBot took the Gold!

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Foamhenge

May. 7th, 2012 06:29 am
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We have to equip two of our footlockers as padded shipping containers for Thinbot so we can get him to conventions.

[livejournal.com profile] iamradar had a defective memory foam mattress that needed a home.

So [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I squeezed it into the Subaru, took it home, and chopped it into 8 smaller pieces. The stacked slabs looked rather like megalithic plinths, so what else could we do?

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Victory

Apr. 20th, 2012 10:23 pm
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ThinBot took the Gold!

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Project TDK: Tiki Dalek Kraziness won Best In Show in the Gallifrey One Masquerade last night.

Better photos once [livejournal.com profile] bovil uploads them. I expect there will be video and other people's photos going up too.

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Project TDK: Tiki Dalek Kraziness won Best In Show in the Gallifrey One Masquerade last night.

Better photos once [livejournal.com profile] bovil uploads them. I expect there will be video and other people's photos going up too.

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Room 267
9ish
Saturday night
Fresh cookies put out at 9,11, & 1

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Room 267
9ish
Saturday night
Fresh cookies put out at 9,11, & 1

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