Oct 29, 2011

When not coding...

I once worked in the video game business. Hopefully, with time a medication, I'll get over the nightmares :). Jokes aside, I was there as a software developer and I was secretly dreaming about introducing (in that studio) the use of sculpting during the character design phase. Finally, around 2009, the timing was right and during the design of a new game, I started working on the main character of a dinosaur game, a T-Rex!

My goal was to have the T-Rex stand in a dynamic pose without the tail touching the ground.

Sadly the game was cancelled during design. I never had time to go beyond the basic shape. My next step would have been to add the front legs and skin details. It was fun while it lasted.

Lego RC car

I've just stumbled on this picture from last year when I build a Lego RC car. It is motorized using the Lego Mindstorm 2.0 Brick and two motors. (one for steering and one for propulsion).

For the controller I simply used the Lego Mindstorm remote.

It only had one speed: darn slow. It didn't stopped the kid from playing with it for days.

Edit: you can also see my Mini RC car project here (Using Arduino, Bluetooth & Android)