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Came home to a new package at my apartment today.  I was expecting some screws for another project I'm working on, but was surprised by a much bigger box.  Inside was a surprising new alarm clock, which is actually a lot cooler than it sounds!  Really jazzes up my workbench.

 

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I decided that Vader needed to hop on his ride.

 

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Just kidding, he's joined me in at his right full place by my side, on my nightstand.  We'll see how long he stays intact before his power is extended.

 

Thanks Cubeberg!

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@@ILAMtitan There's enough room inside those Lego clocks/torches to get interesting stuff like servos.

 

Here's a couple of MSP430-related things I've done with them.

http://0xfred.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/animated-lego-darth-vader-build-monitor/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-sensing-Lego-figure-nightlight/

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Came home yesterday to this tiny bundle of awesome waiting in my mailbox:

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Quarter for scale. IT'S SO TINY AND ADORABLE!!! :laugh:

 

It pretty much looks and sounds like a big bee when you're flying it around.

 

Still working on hovering/landing without wiping out - was starting to get better towards the end of the night. Fortunately it's been pretty durable so far despite all my crash landings. If I can master it maybe we'll get an action shot/video posted up here :-)

 

I will also have to buy my husband one for Christmas now because he can't stop playing with it and is super jealous hahaha. Dueling micro-copters!

 

Thanks @@spirilis!!!

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Came in the office one day and saw this:

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Hmm, this looks awfully familiarIs it possible that I got the same Santa as last year again?
Is it what I think it is? Of course it is!
 
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Come on guys, not the book again :)? It's a pretty cool book but you can only read it so many times.
 
Well anyhow two days later the real gift came in the office.
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Very work-appropriate! Can't wait to share this with co-workers & especially bosses. Also very fortunate that it was not ordered during Thanksgiving this year.

 

Thanks Santa!

 

Btw: I refuse to read the amazon gift receipt, so my secret santa is technically still a mystery.

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Came home to a new package at my apartment today.  I was expecting some screws for another project I'm working on, but was surprised by a much bigger box.  Inside was a surprising new alarm clock, which is actually a lot cooler than it sounds!  Really jazzes up my workbench.

I decided that Vader needed to hop on his ride.

 

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Just kidding, he's joined me in at his right full place by my side, on my nightstand.  We'll see how long he stays intact before his power is extended.

 

Thanks Cubeberg!

Glad you like it @@ILAMtitan !  I had seen several projects with those large lego figures - figured if the clock didn't quite work - it was always worth hacking as well :)

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Came in the office one day and saw this:

 
Hmm, this looks awfully familiarIs it possible that I got the same Santa as last year again?
Is it what I think it is? Of course it is!
 
 
Come on guys, not the book again :)? It's a pretty cool book but you can only read it so many times.
 
Well anyhow two days later the real gift came in the office.
 

 

 

Very work-appropriate! Can't wait to share this with co-workers & especially bosses. Also very fortunate that it was not ordered during Thanksgiving this year.

 

Thanks Santa!

 

Btw: I refuse to read the amazon gift receipt, so my secret santa is technically still a mystery.

 

Someone loves trolling you! Do you have an idea of who it is?

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Btw: I refuse to read the amazon gift receipt, so my secret santa is technically still a mystery.

 

 

Ok I'll fess up - it was me :-) Though I've got to give a hat-tip to @@ILAMtitan for the inspiration (and letting me use his book) hahaha.

 

I'm just disappointed that although I sit right next to you (which makes trolling easier :wink: ) I somehow missed the opening of both of these, and thus the reaction. Probably a good thing though, as I really have no poker-face at all and would have smiled and laughed too obviously.

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Ok I'll fess up - it was me :-) Though I've got to give a hat-tip to @@ILAMtitan for the inspiration (and letting me use his book) hahaha.

 

I'm just disappointed that although I sit right next to you (which makes trolling easier :wink: ) I somehow missed the opening of both of these, and thus the reaction. Probably a good thing though, as I really have no poker-face at all and would have smiled and laughed too obviously.

Nicely done! Even though there were only two suspects, my bet was on @@ILAMtitan at least 80% of the time.

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