Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Moving In

Two new guys have moved into Awesome Pad, Kobus and Niel. Great to have you guys here.

Waiting for new beds to arrive, so on the floor for you...


Getting desk set up.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Monday, December 7, 2009

Moving Out

Marius and Mandy moved out about a week or so ago. Marks Awesome Pad's 1 year anniversary.

Moving the Beds...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Myself and Francois started restoring this old coffee table. Was painted with a thick horrible blue paint. So we set at it with paint stripper and a new electric sander we bought. Check out the photos bellow.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can it be.. The pool is clear..

Well the pool is finally clear (only took us like 3 weeks) and ready for summer. Next up Pool Party.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Check out our grapes!

Well this is the second round of grapes we are going to be getting from the vine since we have moved into our house. The first batch came just after we moved in, so we did not get much time to cover them all up before the birds got to them. This year the birds are not going to be so lucky.

Rooms Taken

Hey all..

All the rooms in Awesome Pad have been taken... Sorry to all the people that lost out, I know you were all holding thumbs..

Friday, August 21, 2009

Awesome Pad

We have 2 rooms opening up in our house (Awesome Pad) call me if anyone wants to audition :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pics of blink (robot build blog)

Building the frame.

Parts we got from 2 cheap cordless drills

Old laptop for higher control

Some components we used
Frame more complete
Attaching motors
Getting the electronics right

New wheels for blink

blink taking shape

Components moved to perf board
Taking more shape
After the fire...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Its been a while...

Ok.. Im back..

Well its been a while since I last posted and loads has happened since then. Almost 6 months worth of catching up to do, so you know what? Im not going to. Insted im going to tell you whats going on in my life at this moment in time.

Dating this girl Nicol at the moment, very different to other girls I have dated in the past, so will see where it takes us. oh and its the first blond girl I have dated.

We have now been living in our new house for about 6 months and let me tell you, It just gets more and more AWESOME, thus it has been dubed "Awesome Pad"

Work is chilled at the moment as we have pushed back a big role out of our new software, but will get back to being busy soon.

Will be working on hectic GPS stuff soon for fleet managment, sshhhh thats all I can tell you for now, as its top secret :)

And now to get to what you have ALL been waiting for..... Our new Project...
You all remember the BazCam, the camera I had setup in my house that you could control.... WELL.. Wecome to our new BazCam on steroids, we call him "blink"

blink is a robot that we are building with a built in camera, that YOU can control and drive around our house, all done over the internet, and the great news is that he is almost done. We wanted to have him finnished by today but we have had a few setbacks, things like that happen when 1 day you wake up and say "lets build a robot that drives around the house that people can control over the internet"

A few of the setbacks have been things like one of the motors being damaged and our main controler board catching on fire... but im sure we will have him up and running by friday. Maybe not for public control as yet but at least for some sort of viewing.

So thats whats been keeping me busy for the past few weeks... keep checking here for some pictures and keep a lookout for the launch of blink's website