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Re: Build rules (Mass vs. size vs. material etc.)

I don't think you should be able to say "Make ship out of x." It would be silly to have a single-material ship, and not all materials are suited for this. Perhaps the better solution is "Make substructure out of x, clad with y." More hardpoints or engines would require more mass and substructure str...

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Are you going to build a battlemech around it? Not yet ... Current plan includes: Motor drive for my oversized lens (mostly just pointing it at the sun) Automation of my RC car (probably machine learning) Scribe for leathercraft (floodfill + hammer to fill in large spaces) Maybe some other shenanig...

Re: Things That Made You Happy Today

Center: Arduino Uno. First rank, left to right: Prototype shield, Servo shield, Bricktronics shield, Motor shield, another Prototype shield with a breadboard glued to it. Second rank: Medial: Ultrasound rangefinders, lateral: Infrared rangefinders. The servo shield can control sixteen servos via PWM...

Re: Happy birthday celebration thread

Y'know, I pointedly stay out of this thread so I can say that I acknowledge each birthday equally. But Josh is different. As Supreme Administrator and the reason these forums were created, he needs some more recognition. Plus, I suspect he needs some forum-sent happy to lurch him out of whatever rut...

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