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OmegaCon 2014 – Charlottesville, Virginia

Despite being a little bit of a nerd (I’ve read all four Doom books! Seriously, who does that?), I’ve never actually been to a Con before. [carrythewhat?] got a vendor spot at OmegaCon, so I decided to tag along and check out my first Anime/Gaming convention! This year, OmegaCon was located in the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia…. Continue Reading →

San Sebastian, Spain / Donostia, Basque Country – 2012

In May of 2012, I spent a summer semester in San Sebastian, Spain (also known as Donostia, Basque Country) studying photovoltaics and other forms of renewable energy. I was one of eight students picked in the state of Florida to receive this scholarship, so I was pretty excited about it. I didn’t bring an actual camera… Continue Reading →

My trip to the 2014 NoVa Mini Maker Faire

Last week, I went to the NoVa Mini Maker Faire with [carrythewhat?] replications. If you’re not familiar with Maker Faires, I wrote a little bit about them after I attended my first one in Norfolk, Virginia. I couldn’t believe how many 3D printers I saw there. There was an entire gymnasium filled with 3D printers,… Continue Reading →

Canoe Day in the Upper Myakka Lake

Last weekend, my friend Therese McPherson was in Sarasota on vacation from New Jersey, attempting to escape the brutal northeast winter. While down in Sarasota, she wanted to go canoeing, so we decided to check out the Myakka River State Park. The weather was in the high 70’s, and it was a little cloudy. The canoe rental… Continue Reading →

My First Maker Faire!

Last weekend, I went to my first Maker Faire! Maker Faires, known as “The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth”, are events hosted or sponsored by Make Magazine where Makers gather to show off what they are working on. There are generally a small number of “Flagship Maker Faires” (hosted in San Francisco, Detroit, and… Continue Reading →