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Further HEV Rover Progress

Further HEV Rover Progress

Last month, we began tearing down SPD’s Land Rover Defender (actually a Series-III to be specific) in the first phase of an 18 month project to rebuild the vehicle to a hybrid-electric drive train. While you can actually separate the body from the chassis on…

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Wisdom of Woz | via Fast Co Design

Wisdom of Woz | via Fast Co Design

I thought this was a really nicely stated dose of wisdom WRT product development, startups, and life. Definitely worth reading, and it inspired me to augment w/ a few notes of my own. #1 Be curious. It’s important not only to be curious, but to…

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Hybrid Electric Rover: Phase 1 Progress

Seamless usually has one or two internal development projects going at any given time. We do these learn about new areas of tech, to build our community of collaborators and to refine our processes. Occasionally, as was the case with ATOMS, we will even spin…

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R2-D2 Is in Star Wars: Episode VII, and He’s Fan-Made | via Star Wars Blog

R2-D2 Is in Star Wars: Episode VII, and He’s Fan-Made | via Star Wars Blog

This was super cool to see – makers from the R2-D2 fan club got jobs working on EP VII. I’ve met some of these guys at Maker Faires, and their work is top notch. They are CNC-ing parts, writing their own software, etc. I’ve spent…

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System Integration: Expert Jacks-of-all-Trades

System Integration: Expert Jacks-of-all-Trades

  “So you’re a electrical engineer?” the interviewer asks quizzically, squinting at my resume. Not exactly. I’ve been getting this kind of question for all of my adult life. It started at college career fairs – the unlucky recruiters at booths for companies like Lockheed…

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How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings via Co.Design

How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings via Co.Design

  Really neat graphical analysis of how different animals flap their wings. I appreciate this b/c it’s exactly how SPD would go about such an analysis if we were trying to build a bio-inspired flapping-wing drone. Click through to see the animated videos produced by,…

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