A few weeks ago while out getting milk or something.. I met a guy by the name of Ivo, in a petrol station, with one of the sickest looking and sounding bug eye STI Scoobys I’v ever seen! After a bit of a chat, he took my number and promised to let me know about any SOCSA – (Subaru Owners Club South Africa) meets. Shortly afterwards he let me know of an upcoming SOCSA Dyno Day. Two weekends ago the day finally arrived, I pulled myself out of bed criminally early on a Saturday, picked up a friend from university and drove the 40 odd km in search of the elusive dyno! 😀 Thanks to the trusty Garmin we found it with little effort, and were soon confronted with the rawkus growls of many Scoobys in the wild 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 (<< yes, that was my face the entire day! xD)
Time has gone faster than usual, as usual. 😛 The first term of University is over for me, so we have a nice week long break before the beginning of the second term of the first semester. Assuming I passed all my tests this term I guess I’m 1/16th of the way towards my degree 😀
Moving on, I decided it would be to expensive and a bit pointless really to travel all the way back home for the vac-week, yet most of everyone I have met here have gone to their respective homes for the holiday… I guess that just gives me some nice down time to catch up on my urge’s to MAKE something! 😀
I do however have a few activity’s planned; next weekend I should be attending the Subaru Owners Club Dyno Day to hav a play with some other Scoobys and meet some new people 😀 Also, last night I attended the open evening at the SAAO – (South African Astronomical Observatory?) which was AWESOME, Definitely going there again, first time I have actually seen the rings of Saturn through a telescope. 😀 😀
This last week I received 3 MSP430 Launchpads from Texas Instruments! 😀
Since I haven’t yet given in (although I think the time is fast approaching…) and bought some Arduinos, these are going to be the first dev boards I’v played with and I have some interesting little ideas for projects so keep checking back. 😉
In other news my flat mate and I went out today and bought a microwave! 😀 you dont realize how important such item is until you dont have one for 2 months 😛 Now we just need to get ADSL!!! which has turned out to be a mission as usual… hopefully they are coming to install soon, because 3G just doesn’t have enough cap to get me through the month!!! 🙁
Wow, its been a while since I’ve updated me blog… There has however been good reason, I now live in a new city!
The past two months have been a whirlwind adventure moving etc, but the bottom line is I now reside in Cape Town 😀 about 1700km from home.
Once more I’m studying, this time Electrical Engineering! I have been very lucky to be accepted at currently the best university in Africa! 😀 I expect the next two years are going to be very busy for me so projects are going to have to take the back seat at times.. Hopefully I will still find some time to keep blog updates going 🙂
-Watch this space- 😉