Esteban Antonio Martin Guadalupe Luna Lemus Hufstedler was born on December 12, 1986. Such an auspicious day of birth as El Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe is sure to endow any child with seven names. He learned to read, sing, and do math mainly because of the length of his name.
Throughout his life, people have taken it upon themselves to memorize it. Fools, all of them.
Being able to read at two years of age takes its toll. Esteban peaked around age seven, and is just beginning his slide back down. Luckily, he had enough intelligence left to cruise through high school and give a very cocky speech about doing just that, followed up by quoting the Simpsons.
Esteban's current goal is to beat MIT. The end guy's very hard.
This semester, the venerable Mr. Hufstedler is taking 8.02, 9.00, and 18.02T.
Completed classes: 5.111, 8.01T, 18.01, and 21L.448.
Esteban is very interested in talking to people about their viewpoints. An unfortunate habit is to attack that viewpoint, even if is aligned with his. He also enjoys almost any sort of Shiny Thing, collecting Cruft, building things, giving ideas of what to build, and generally having a good time.
Cardboard Biplane: Launched successfully from the Kitchen balcony with Pikachu piloting. He did not, however, reach the sand.
Pimped Swingline: Alpha complete, I won't add a logo. The next stage may include lights for night-stapling.
Cubeoctahedral Globe: Kinda bad, but good enough
Incomplete, Ranked in Order of Feasibility or Likelihood of Completion
Food/Crvft sign: Requires a goodly number of LEDs, some sheet metal, matte black spray paint, and some soldering.
Old-style handset for my phone: Requires some paint, an old-style phone handpiece, and a wired or wireless microphone for my cell phone.
Bob-omb: Requires a walking assembly, hollow sphere, some yellow glass, a light source, assorted accessories.
Bottle Organ: Required those piles of soda bottles that I have, some water, a good amount of wood, a vaccuum motor, some metal for springs, wire, some tubing, a pressure release valve, and a lot of free time.
Carbonite wall hanging: Requires aluminum foil, a bucket full of sand, plaster of paris, some clay, a file, and metallic spray paint.
View-switcher: Requires six mirrors to build.
Gauss Rifle: Requires magnets, ball bearings, and wood.
Hovercraft: Requires wood, tarp, and a leafblower at the least.
Mini-Ballista: Requires wood, rope.
Ultralight: Requires far too many man-hours and monies.