So I just purchased an #Arduino microprocessor and was searching for ideas for projects to build with my kids. I'm kind of an 'introductory level' project guy at the moment, but you have to dream big.
.An extraordinary challenge: landing Curiosity on Mars (in early August). Watch the video to see the challenges and pitfalls awaiting the rover as it approaches the Martian surface, slowing down via a heat shield, parachute, rockets and finally, the amazing sky crane maneuver. Next weekend, The Planetary Society will celebrate this milestone with Planetfest 2012 in Pasadena. I’ll be there Saturday, along with Bill Nye, Robert Zubrin, Louis B. Friedman, Robert Picardo and others. Join us! http://www.planetary.org/get-involved/events/planetfest-2012/
For today's second #funfriday post, I bring you towelday.org.
What is towel day, you ask?
Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honor. #towelday2012
We joined as club members last year, and are renewing this year. We ran the math on owning vs renting, and if you're going to go out once a month renting as a member is the way to go. No boat launch, no storage fees, no maintenance costs.
I found the staff to be courteous and always ready to answer any questions we have had. I really enjoy using Reliant.