[Been a while since my last post, almost forgot I had a blog :p]

Thought I should probably try to make a new post before I go on holiday in a few hours (going Japan! :D). On the Japanese learning, I’m slowly working through season 1 on textfugu, mostly practising hiragana. Smart.FM has been quite useful too, although I’ve only been doing the Japanese colours drills on it so far…

Don’t really think there’s much to report on from these past couple weeks of inactivity. Went to a mini anime con yesterday which was mediocre at best, although, this was fairly interesting:

Mobile blogging test – Air Trek prototype


Ok, this post may not have that much to do with my Japanese learning progress, it’s pretty much a test for whether blogging from my mobile is feasible.
Was browsing through the android market and saw the WordPress app, so.I thought I may as well try it 🙂
Typing a blog post seems fine so far, not sure if I’ll ever get used to using touchscreen keyboards for typing any long paragraphs…
Maybe HTC should make their next flagship phone have a keyboard 🙂

Something else that I’ve been working on recently apart from Japanese, 3d modelling and laying about are my Air Trek prototypes. Air treks are basically motorized rollerblades from an anime called air gear. Look on YouTube for more info (haven’t found out how to embed YouTube videos from this app yet). So, I’ve recently been doing some early testing on my prototype, just to make sure the motor spins freely and to check for vibrations.

Prototype Specs Per Skate [Subject to Change]:

1500w Brushless motor [equivalent to 2hp apparently]

4 x 100mm Skate wheels

Chains + Sprockets

Other stuff… 🙂
Here’s a video of the motor running in the frame. (The top, shoe-like part of the rollerblade has been detached while I work on the motor and frame).
I plan to work on this over the coming months to produce a functional prototype. Hopefully, I can achieve speeds in excess of 15mph (according to figures I pulled from nowhere and reviewing similar scooter based projects)


After posting my previous ‘introduction’ post, i realized it wasn’t much of an introduction. So, here’s some info that was left out of the last post (probably due to fatigue or general laziness).

My name’s Josiah (As you can see in the header 🙂 ), 20 years old and i’ve recently finished a Game Technology degree. With a bit more free time to spare, I’m currently attempting to self-teach myself japanese as well as working on practising 3D modelling.

Can’t really think of anything else that’s worth saying at this point :p

Hopefully the next post here will display some progress i hope to make in learning Japanese. For now, since i have little else to show here, i’ll post one of my 3D models i made.

A Render of a 3D model I made a while ago of the MP4-23 formula 1 car

*I may change the name of this blog in a while, it’s already starting to seem really basic…

It begins….

Hello random people who may read this,

Thought i’d start a blog after pretty much being told to by this site http://www.textfugu.com/ , which I’m currently using to learn Japanese. I’ll be (semi) regularly updating this blog with my progress in learning Japanese. At the moment, i only really know how to read Hiragana, but I’m working on improving that and learning Katakana and some kanji as well. I’ll probably post some other stuff if it’s relevant to my interests or current projects.

May get bored of this eventually, but for now, I’ll see how it goes…