Monday, December 31, 2007

Introducing: Perfect Dark Zero Bot

Ok, so I saw something along these lines in OXM magazine. I know I'm not the first, but this is still super cool.

Yesterday I made a trek to Toys 'R Us and picked up a Lego Mindstorms NXT Robot.

I came home last night and DID NOT READ ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS. I have been doing heavy duty Legos sinces I was about 10 years old. Over 30 years of experience, I don't need no stinkin' directions.

After an hour, I had a robot that looked like this:

Then I started to create the program in the Lego software and download it to the robot, it took about another hour, but I got it kicking ass and taking names.

Notice the purple rubber band holding the sticks together, this is so that I keep moving and don't get booted to Spectator Mode.

Right now I'm working on 1000 Dark Ops games. When that is done, I'll work on 1000 Killcount. Then on 1000 Rounds Survived if I don't have it already.

And before you judge, the Dark Ops games take a minimum of 3 minutes each, times the 900 I needed. This comes out to 2700 minutes or 45 hours. So I would never, ever get this any other way. The Killcount games seem to take a minimum of about 5 minutes. So it would be closer to 70 hours to get that achievement.

After that I have plans to modify the bot, and get the 10,000 miles driven in Ridge Racer 4. Then on to Bejeweled Endless Mode. I think the sky is the limit with stupid, repetitive tasks on getting achievements. Now I can play games and have fun, and let this bot do the mundane stuff while I sleep and go to work.

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Old Spice Experience Challenge - Powered by 360voice

Hey, if you guys aren't aware, the "Old Spice Challenge" is back. Bigger, and much better than last time. Now you create the challenge, you pick the prize, then play among the people you invite.

Right now, The Dren (me), AjVen0m, DeadInside247, Lady Death 13 and Coxie TBC are in a 5 way battle for a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

As soon as this Challenge is over, I plan to start another. If we get more people, we can get more/better prizes. Hey, even if you don't think you will win, you would be helping out fellow Clan members, and who knows, you just might get lucky and win something. You have nothing to loose by joining.

So if you want in, follow the link below and sign up at 360 Voice. Then message me that you want in on the next one and I'll e-mail you the invite when I set things up for the one that will start next week. More people equals more prizes.

Old Spice Experience Challenge - Powered by 360voice - Challenge #857