Each year we struggle with what to get Jon for his birthday. He is one of those selfish people who "doesn't want anything for his birthday" and while this is all fine and dandy, we, selfishly, want to get him something! He loves the latest gadgets -- all kinds of computer stuff, phone stuff and even the dreaded math and science stuff. But, since this world is rather foreign to me - I don't know 3G from IBM, I have no idea if I am buying something that he will like or if he already has it!
Now, my daughters are a different story. They know all those things. They speak that language. And lucky for me, they navigate through those waters and the let me tag along for the ride. So, this year, Ashley came up with the idea of making her father a cylon! Well, not exactly a cylon, but pretty darn close!
|Cylon from Battlestar Gallatica|
The cyclons were cool. The cylons are cool. But, how are we going to make a cylon?
Well, leave it to Ashley to take the guess work out of the electronics. She went to Radio Shack and gathered her supplies - LED's, resistors, wires, breadboards -- (all foreign terms) and with some computer programming, she made the red light run back and forth! Wow, the hard part was done.
Now it was my turn to make the robot head!
Ashley recorded the video on my phone and this allowed me to upload it. Click on the arrow to play... it is only 8 seconds long, so don't look away!