A new frontier(s) in geekdom

After taking receipt of my arduino kit from adafruit industries I have been looking for cool projects to make. There is so much cool stuff out there! The first and most exciting one is from a youtube video.

I love the whole idea of this. Creating your own type of bell tower (or orchestra) controlled by a computer is beyond awesome.

The second project is from here It is a gmail notifier based on python and arduino. I’m gonna try to massage it so it works with my email server, but other than that, it looks like it should be pretty simple!

In the last week, i’ve gotten into processing and puredata and started to learn arduino code. So much to learn… So fun to learn…

I’ll update once I actually do something!

I’m waiting for a package like a snake in the grass.

And by that I mean I’m stalking fedex.

I’m currently waiting for my Ardino starter pack to arrive from Adafruit Industries and I’m getting a bit impatient. I decided to automate the psychotic task of manually reloading the tracking page every ten minutes.

I’m sure there are web sites out there to keep you updated of your packages progress across the world. I couldn’t find any and decided to put together my own FedEx stalking kit. This is only for Mac, but you needed a reason to switch, didn’t you?

Ok, this is admittedly not the best way to do this, but it works. Here we go…

Step 1 – applescript
Write an applescript telling firefox to open the fedex tracking link. Save it to somewhere you can remember
fedex stalking

Step 2 – iCal Continue reading