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NIWeek 2013 part 2

Some extras:

A frisbee-shooting robot built by students of Westlake High School using NI products barely missed the face of Vice President of Marketing Ray Almgren. Better luck next time!

Robotic elephants build with Lego Mindstorms EV3 prepare to take over the world:

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This is me and NASA’s next Lunar Lander. That things is going to be on the Moon. With my fingerprints on it.

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NIWeek 2013

NIWeek 2013 kicked off today (well, the first keynote was today). I took very few photos but one thing was coolest to me: North American Eagle. This is the “car” that will attempt to break the land speed record. It needs to go at almost 800 MPH. It’s basically a fighter jet with no wings but wheels. Impressive.

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North American Eagle, bad hair day.
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From the back
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Looking into the rocket engine, camera flash on.

Other randomness:

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This demo uses a camera and image recognition software to create a line art of your face, then motion control and a robotic arm to draw it.
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Only tangentially related, the convention center is very close to Casino el Camino, home to possibly the best hamburgers in town. And as you can see… also home to possibly the best Lou Ferrigno framed photo in town.