I am looking for a new idea for an electronics project. I have had the idea of doing a neural network with pybrain and some kind of robot for a while. Maybe a robot that can point and shoot at an unauthorized guest? Or maybe one that can pick up only red objects and get rewarded? I am working with Rob Dagdag over at hackster.io for some more suggestions and a collaboration. The future is here people! Let's get busy makers!
Hackster.io is a great platform to showcase your products and designs. I have many projects on there already. All you need to do is sign up for the service and begin making projects! You can see my projects by clicking here. Thanks and come back for more posts!
Smaug is the main antagonist in The Hobbit. He is the epitome of greed and evil. He, like Gollum, is isolated inside of a mountain, and both were corrupted by greed. His only goal is to guard and protect his vast store of treasure in the lonely mountain. Although he has gold and precious gemstones, he has no use for them except to hoard. Smaug almost never leaves his chamber, except when the Men of the Lake stole the Arkenstone from him. As a result, he furiously ravaged the entire city of Esgaroth. This showed his impulsiveness and lust for treasure, along with showing no remorse for those he has destroyed. Smaug is irrational and very greedy with a deep lust for power. He seemed indestructible until Bard was able to shoot an arrow through him. All of his treasure was then made pointless and the men, dwarves, and Goblins descended upon it to split it up amongst themselves. Smaug is a good reminder of what greed and lust for power can do to anyone. Return to characters
Bilbo Baggins is the main protagonist who lives in Hobbitown. He is not fond of adventures because he believes them to be pointless. He much prefers his dull routines of eating and gardening peacefully at his home. He hates messes and clutter, as is obvious when the dwarves visit him and create chaos. Bilbo later finds himself going on an adventure, against his better judgement. His memories of his old life make him long for his bed and cozy house. He is made a better hobbit when he is forced to do the extraordinary, such as facing goblins and giants head-on. Most of his companions doubt him at first, counting him as a nuisance. Later on, however, he proves to be a valuable asset. He finds a way to escape the caves and Gollum, as well as resisting the urge to kill an unarmed creature. In The Battle of Five Armies, Bilbo demonstrates his newfound courage, and as a result brings peace to the dwarves and Men of the Lake. Additionally, Bilbo discovers Smaug's weak spot when he talks with Smaug in the mountain. After Smaug was defeated, Bilbo went back to his house and settles back in. Although it is a duller life, he becomes richer and more eccentric than he was before, modelling what the "Took" side of his family was known for. Return to characters
Gandalf is the symbol of good in The Hobbit. He is shown using his powers for good and the for the advancement of the dwarves. He helped guide Bilbo back to the dwarves when he got lost in the cave. He is very respected for his wisdom and knowledge, as well as his ability to predict the future. He gets Bilbo to embark on his life-changing adventure and becomes a wisdom figure for the dwarves and Bilbo. Gandalf instills a sense of bravery and trust with Bilbo, and that later helps Bilbo in chapter 7, when he leaves the group to travel through Mirkwood. Gandalf is a central figure in the book, as a mentor and as a friend. His willingness to accompany Bilbo back to his home shows how caring and involved he is with Bilbo's life. He is like a parent or teacher to Bilbo, and helps him learn several core values, such as trust and compassion. He is displayed as a wise man, one who reminds Bilbo of his purpose.