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MechWarfare Arena on Kickstarter

March 28th, 2012 at 3:32 pm » Comments (0)

One of my favorite sites is Kickstarter becuase anyone with an idea and some effort can pitch their idea and make it a reality. Not every idea is for a product or service, many are for art, writing, good causes, and sometimes just for fun. Building a MechWarfare Arena is definitly on the cool list [...]

Make ‘Em Bounce!

March 30th, 2009 at 8:01 am » Comments (0)

If you’ve had 2 or more flights on an RC airplane, you know the joy of making your airplane soar and swoop, and the agony of watching it break into pieces with an unplanned landing. Wouldn’t it be great if they could just bounce? Well, now there is a whole category of foam airplanes designed [...]

Backyard RC Combat – By Mark Schoenrock

September 22nd, 2008 at 12:05 pm » Comments (2)

31 years ago when I took my first solo flight, I never thought I could ever duplicate the intense excitement that comes with that experience.  All you RC pilots know exactly what I’m talking about.  And then, in the late 1980s I was introduced to RC combat. Combat of the ‘80’s was basically a flying [...]

Instructables features my How To Make a Holiday Window Display

December 24th, 2007 at 5:10 pm » Comments (1)

Merry Christmas to All! I just received an email that Instructables is featuring my How To Make a Holiday Window Display. Very cool. As an update – here is my 2007 Window display. We added buildings, lights and some mountains to give a little more interest to the scene. Enjoy. Merry Christmas.

Live, Robots in Tokyo

December 24th, 2007 at 7:13 am » Comments (0)

One of my flying buddies, Wahgo, is working in Tokyo, Japan for a few months (yes, I am jealous!) and he sent me these pictures from his trip to The National Science Museum. The National Science Museum is running an exhibit on robots. The walking robot is Asimo built by Honda and the second robot [...]