I've been a fan of R/C aviation all my life. A section of my garage is dedicated to crashed airplanes and failed attempts. This week I finally passed over the threshold of becoming a competent radio control pilot.Continue
Added by Rick Schertle on August 18, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments
Maker Camp opens this next Monday, July 16th. Put on by MAKE Magazine, it's a virtual camp aimed at teens for discovering, creating and building. 30 projects will be introduced over 30 days. This free camp is put on in partnership with Google+ and teens can interact with camp counselors via Hangouts and even take virtual field trips each Friday.
I'm excited to be helping kick off Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York this Monday, July 16th. We'll be…Continue
Added by Rick Schertle on July 11, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments
My dad has always been a train fan. To help pay his way through UCLA, he worked at Union Station in Los Angeles. He and my grandpa watched the transition from steam to diesel and lived through the fading glory days of rail travel.
When I came along, I joined the tradition. We…
Added by Rick Schertle on June 17, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Geek Dad Readers,
I would love to hear from you on some mods to work on this summer for my Compressed Air Rocket and Launcher - You can find build directions on MAKE Projects. It was posted on the MAKE blog today with some good comments already. Things I'm thinking are a parachute, glider or helicopter recover system. How to launch a video comer and have it come back down intact. See blog post here: …Continue
The Schertle family in Prague... Soon bound for points east in the USA
Our family is passionate about travel and the lessons we've learned while on the road. So far our trips have mostly been international, but lately our 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son kept pestering us about…Continue