nerd nite Wellington 10, featuring Mars, quantum mechanics and Mad Makers

This month’s edition of nerd nite Wellington looks to be a cracker. Or, possibly, a corker.     To celebrate the 10th edition,we’ve got people talking about making mad gadgets (and noises with them), KiwiMars and quantum mechanics. April 23rd, from 6pm. And two of them are Scibloggers!  Elf Eldridge and Roger Hanson, to be […]

Makerfaire SFBA 2012!

Squeeeeee! I went to Makerfaire (Bay Area) 2011! After the below I then got _more_ stuff… ……including signed prints from david malki! (wondermark, people, wonderfrikkinmark) The lunar modules were well cute – a picture of one of them, built (you can see the image in the first photo in this post) is below :)

Towards evolvable circuitry

In the recent past, I stumbled across a paper entitled “The evolvability of programmable hardware”.  I was, as I’m sure would be the case for anyone, immediately fascinated. This, then, is the account of that paper, dear reader.  But a word of background, perhaps, before we dive in. Biological systems are known for their ability […]