Joined: Nov 21, 2012
Ben Smith is a Software Engineering major entering his junior year this fall at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. When not tackling complex equations or coding late into the night, he can be found reading Stephen King books in his dorm room, watching shows like Doctor Who and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (a proud export of his home state, Minnesota), and dominating the pink wedge category of Trivial Pursuit. Ben's summer goals include catching up on two years' worth of missed sleep and actually finishing Godel, Escher, Bach.
A big part of the Nintendo Wii's charm is its wireless motion-sensing controller, the Wiimote. But who knew it could do so much more than just serving as a virtual racket or bat? From pointing your Roomba to where it should go, to creating an interactive
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While it's better known for dead parrots and crossdressing lumberjacks, Monty Python has a surprisingly academic background.
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