Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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help my veteran friend control his anger
my buddy got black carded from an event...

this means he got ejected and banned from a sport competition. He’s a ex-marine that is having trouble adjusting to the civil world after his experience in gulf war one. He’s been fired from job after job. It seems he just starts to become the alpha male and can’t stop.



Go skydiving
It's an experience...

...you’ll remember for the rest of your life. You’ll be able to recall each instance and the feeling…except for the moment you loose the $20 ripcord handle.



build a walking robot
Wot kind of walk...

I saw an article of natural gait walker from Cornell. Here’s a movie: http://ruina.tam.cornell.edu/research/topics/locomotion_and_robotics/papers/efficient_bipedal_robots/biped_cornell.mov

Actually, quite a few interesting mechanical details are available such as all the I/O is digital as in position detection and locking of joints.

http://ruina.tam.cornell.edu/research/topics/locomotion_and_robotics/papers/efficient_bipedal_robots/supplementary_material.pdf




 

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