Saturday, September 17, 2005


Finally I have time to post again. Well not much time because I have some physics homework to get working on. A lot has happened over the summer, and the projects are still unfinished. But the majority of them are slowly coming ever closer to completion. I don't have any new pictures to put up, mainly because I'm here at college and the robots are back at home. However, next chance I get I'll put some more up. I'll also add some more information about some of the other projects I've worked on in the past. This will include projects from my other hobbies such as art, music, software, and other random creations.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

too busy

I've been really busy lately, so busy I have rarely had time to even work on my beloved electronics projects. In fact the only reason I have time to post this is because I am sick today so I stayed home. The arcade machine is nearing completion, and although I say that every time you must believe me that it really is. As soon as I get some flashing lights on it, I will upload some pictures. Well, I'm going back to sleep, Loren out.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Weekend of Building?

Well I haven't even had time to update this recently, what with math league meets and honor band competitions and extremely difficult English 184 tests. But hoopefully I will be able to contruct many robots this weekend, and then share my findings with you - the random people of the internet. Ok, wish me luck.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

knowledge bowl

Had a knowledge bowl meet yesterday. For those you don't know, I am on my school's knowledge bowl team, basically it's like jeopardy except your on a team of 4 people. We placed second in our conference, which really makes me mad ... because we should've done better. Oh well, all is not lost, the speakers on mame_cab are now functioning, just have to wait for some LEDs off ebay and I should be able to finish it.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

magic smoke makes electronics work

I'm thinking I should update this blog more often, if for no other reason then to let people know that I am not dead. Sadly I've been very busy with school lately and have been unable to work on any of my robotics projects. The speaker amp I was using for the mame_cab gave up its magic smoke the other day and ceased working. I've found a replacement amp, however it is a car amp, so I am going to have to order a stereo l-pad off the internet to use as a volume control. Once that is wired up, and once I create the flashing "Galaxian" logo, the mame_cab will be complete. Pics will definately be up once that is done.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


This is not exactly related to Fiore Robotics Research, but it will go here anyway because this is my blog and I can do with it what I please. My band, maybe you've heard of them, "theEFS" have recently started to make available to the public t-shirts. Everyone here reading this blog should buy one, so goto theEFS Store and buy one. Hopefully in the coming weeks we can work some of the kinks out of our new CD and that will be available as well. So go buy theEFS merchandise, and support Fiore Robotics Research today.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Site Updated

I have just updated my site with some new information about some of my continuing projects. The projects are as follow: IR Illuminator, PIC Clock, PIC Lights, the lab, Tumbler Clone, and the Laser Tripwire. Also again I ask if anyone has ever built anything close to a laser tripwire please contact me because I am having major difficulties with this project. (oh, click the link over -> to visit the site)

Mame_cab almost complete

My MAME cabinet is almost complete. I purchased some arcade controls off of ebay and built them into the cabinet which I constructed from 2x4's and today I added the speaker enclosure. All that is left is a few tweaks to the operating system, some extra tweeters, and as always some random flashing lights. Pics are soon to come. For more information on MAME visit