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Mark Johnson

Passionate web designer and art lover.

Top Deejay Headphones

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being the czar of many different jobs. I mainly...


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Trust in your intuitions

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget the conversation with the aquarium fisherman, forest ranger,...


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Awwwards best websites

I was recently quoted as saying, “I don’t give a shit” if Instagram has more users than Twitter. If you read the article you’ll note there’s a big “if” before my not giving of said shit....


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Top Deejay Headphones

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing...


Trust in your intuitions

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget...


Working from your home?

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Real time design tools

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Some amazing buildings

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget...


A day alone at the sea

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun...


Sounds from the streets

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures...


The new brand identity

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget...


You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Albert Einstein

My tech travel setup

One of the easiest ways to improve travel photos is shooting in better light, and the best light is often in the hour after sunrise and...


Hey DJ play that song

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing...


Stumbled the concept

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures...


When you are alone

When you are alone for days or weeks at a time, you eventually become drawn to people. Talking to randos is the norm. I’ll never forget...


Make it clean and simple

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Inspired by clouds

Last year I wrote about why booking too far in advance can be dangerous for your business, and this concept of margin so eloquently captures...


Calm over the horizon

Many years ago, I worked for my parents who own a video production company. Because it is a family business, you inevitably end up wearing many hats and being...


Getting Started with Rokit Smart

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Getting Started with CoDrone

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Rokit Smart Overview

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Line Follower Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Soccer Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Sumo Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Mouse Robot

Mouse Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Sumo Robot small

Sumo Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Crab robot

Crab Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Soccer Robot

Soccer Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Trailer robot

Truck Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Viking Ship Robot

Pirate Ship Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Turret Robot

Turret Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Motion Sensor robot

Clapping Monkey Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Gorilla Robot

Gorilla Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Bug robot

Bug Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Line Follower Robot

Line Follower Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the LEDs

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Lesson 5: Timer Maneuvers

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Lesson 7: LEDs

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Product Overview: Rokit Smart

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Programming Basics: How to Use the Arduino IDE

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Programming Basics: Arduino Methods

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


PinMap for the SmartInventor Board

How to Use Rokit Smart

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


How to Use the Remote Control

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Programming Basics: How to Create Comments

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Restore defaults

Restoring the Default Programs

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the DC Motors

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Remote Control

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Mouse Robot

Programming the Mouse Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Sumo Robot small

Programming the Sumo Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Crab Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Soccer Robot

Programming the Soccer Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Trailer robot

Programming the Truck Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Viking Ship Robot

Programming the Pirate Ship Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Turret Robot

Programming the Turret Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Motion Sensor robot

Programming the Motion Capture Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Gorilla Robot

Programming the Gorilla Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Bug robot

Programming the Bug Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Line Follower Robot

Programming the Line Follower Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Buzzer

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Step 2: Connecting the CoDrone to Snap!

Step 2: Connecting to your CoDrone


VEX IQ 2016-17 Season Outline

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


What Is Crossover

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Robolink humanoid robot

print(“Hello World!”)

Hello World! We’re happy to introduce our brand-spanking-new Robolink Blog! We just launched the new website a few weeks ago, and we’ve...


Protected: Programming the Remote Control (Tank Style)

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Protected: Programming the Remote Control (Arcade Style)

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Programming the Ultrasonic Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the PIR Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Protected: Using the LCD Display

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Protected: Basic Movement: DC Motor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Protected: Basic Movement: Servo Motor/ Encoder Values

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Protected: Basic Movement: Creating Functions

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Children building with Rokit Smart in classroom

Quick Tips for Robotics educators

Robolink has been teaching STEM (or STEAM), coding, and robotics lessons to over 3,500 students in San Diego, California. STEM stands for...


Protected: Programming the Remote Control (Buttons)

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Students around table at Robolink

8 Great Coding kits for your children (or grand children)

As the importance of coding and critical thinking skills are becoming more and more important, we’ve been getting tons of inquiries on how...


Programming the Top IR Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the RadioShack Ultrasonic Range Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Robolink is going to San Francisco!

We’ve got some awesome news to announce: we’re going to San Francisco! Robolink has been accepted into HAX Boost’s next cohort of...


VEX IQ Update


Programming the Serial Monitor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


City Lights, Alamo Square, San Francisco, California

Robolink goes to SF: Week 1

We’re finally here in San Francisco! It’s been an arduous journey, full of moving boxes, logistics, and long hours of driving, but...


Sumo Competition Rules

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Building the Sumo Robot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Sumo Robot small

Programming the Sumo Bot

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Bottom IR Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Top IR Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Constructing a Ramp

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Wes pitching at Highway 1

Robolink goes to SF: Week 4

My oh my! We’ve been hard at work here at HAX, so my apologies for being late on this blog post. It’s been quite the couple of weeks...


Implementing the Bottom IR Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Programming the Sumo Robot with the Ultrasonic Sensor

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


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Lesson 4: Flight Movements part 2

Control the CoDrone in 3d space with throttle, yaw, pitch and roll commands


Programming Serial Read

Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I...


Women’s History Month: Women in Robotics

Women’s History Month celebrates women of all racial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds on their contributions to society, a tradition...


CoDrone Spy Mission Coming Soon.

My oh my! We’ve been hard at work here at HAX, so my apologies for being late on this blog post. It’s been quite the couple of weeks...


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