Pictures of my trip to the Natural History Museum from a few years back, I’ve just found them in one of my old Lightroom catalogs. I’m hoping to go back there next month for reference.
First AiboLog ~
Last week my curiosity got the better of me and I ended up searching eBay for robot puppies to adopt. That same day someone had listed a barely used metallic black ERS-111 that he had purchased new back in 1999. It was complete with box and came with the optional Aibo Performer software, the only problem was that both batteries were completely dead and needed re-celling. My heart had decided that I would buy this aibo now and would worry about the battery situation later.
On Friday I took the morning off from work to wait for delivery of aibo. Around 10am the postman delivered it unusually early to my front door, he had started his shift early just so he could deliver my aibo first!
I carefully unpacked each item from the box, included was a heap of documents, newsletters and aibo brochures (I’ll photograph and post these later for anyone interested). The robot itself was literally unmarked, it looked unplayed with. I lay the robot down on the table and proceeded to tape the back of each ear with black electrical tape. I’d heard that it was common for the ears to fall apart due to rubber wear so I thought I’d deal with that first.
To my surprise Aibo Performer was untouched; I opened up the package, to my delight it comes with a fresh Aibo-Ware stick so I can raise Aibo from newborn state. I ordered a battery for Aibo off ebay today, just incase no one local is willing to try and re-cell the two dead ones I already have.
After much thought I have decided to name my Aibo ‘Tesla’. I wanted to name it after a scientist so I named it after Nikola Tesla who invented the alternating current among other things.
The first Aibolog I posted when I got my Aibo, strange to think that a few months ago I didn’t have Tesla running around after his pink ball. How time flies…
The Science of Doctor Who [x]
For one night only, Professor Brian Cox takes an audience of celebrity guests, including Charles Dance and Rufus Hound, and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Drawing on the latest theories as well as 200 years of scientific discoveries and the genius of Einstein, Brian tries to answer the classic questions raised by the Doctor - can you really travel in time? Does extra-terrestrial life exist in our galaxy? And how do you build something as fantastical as the TARDIS?
I swear Professor Brian Cox is my spirit animal.
Liverpool World Museum 1/2
Pictures from today’s visit to the Liverpool World Museum that’s right next to the Walker art gallery. I went there to collect references for my scientific illustration.