How to catch your Arduino board on fire

Disclaimer: Don’t set your Arduino board on fire. In fact, it is generally a wise decision to not set things on fire.


The last few weeks we have been prepping for a Gallery Hop showing in Lexington with other artists and game designers from Lexington. There have been some really cool works and experiments going on, which has motivated us to start playing around with hardware again and just hacking/creating for the sake of curiousity.

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Free Range Arcade

Last Friday I headed up to the Free Range Arcade event in Bloomington, Indiana.  Our friend and sometimes collaborator Tom Birge headed up with me as John and Shea were out of the earth’s gravitational force.  We stopped by Louisville to pick up Alex of Two Scoop Games and set sail for Bloomington.  30 miles out of Indianapolis we realized a flaw in our trajectory (don’t mute your phone when Siri is giving voice directions!) and cut west on state highway 252. We arrived in Bloomington around 5:30PM.
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Playing Half Life 2 for the first time.

Below is a copy of the post Richie made on his personal blog about playing through Half Life 2 for the first time.

Looking at Half Life 2 with new eyes


How come I can’t play games the way I used to before I started developing…

Well I started a blog. Then I did not write anything for months.

I am not sure if writing this article will jumpstart my blog activity again, but I am compelled to write something after finally playing Half Life 2 for the first time.

Some things to mention before I begin.

  • I have never played the original Half Life.
  • I have missed out on most of the PC gaming culture in my life, other than Jeopardy for Dos. (Great game!)
  • After playing Portal and HL2 this past week, my Valve gaming experience is now Portal, HL2 and Left For Dead.
  • I have played all of these games on Xbox 360.

note: HL2 is a fairly very large game. And I assume there are countless articles out there about HL2. My interest is to discuss one specific aspect of the game that I found one of the most successful and detrimental to my experience. Read more