Loot Crate Unboxing – May 2015

When the Loot Crate arrives at our house, the kids get so excited. They come running into my office and beg me to open it so we can see what’s inside. It’s almost like Christmas morning for them. I like it, too, because I get some pretty cool geeky toys and a t-shirt.

In case you don’t know what it is, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box of geek and gamer gear that revolves around a theme for each box. This month’s theme was “Unite.” The box included some great stuff. The value of each box is $40, but the price is much cheaper. You can unsubscribe at any time, so it’s worth giving it a try.

Check out our unboxing video of the May 2015 Loot Crate below (or on Youtube):

If you’d like to subscribe to Loot Crate, click here (affiliate link) and use the code SAVE3 to get $3 off your subscription.

Next month’s theme is “Cyber,” and it looks like it might be really cool. So check it out this month and see what goodies come in the mail for your clan.

Home Automation Wish List

Our family is moving to Louisville, and we spent the last 2 weeks in a car with our kids to house hunt. It was a crazy adventure (more about that later),

But the big news is that we are buying a house! We found the right neighborhood with the right schools and the right house at the right price. That’s a lot of things to look for in one week.

Of course, since we’ve been thinking about houses for a while (and I’m a huge geek), I’ve been checking out home automation stuff. Here are the things that are going to be on my Christmas list this year:

Wish List for Home Automation

Use These Two Apps to Make Better Instagram Video

I love Instagram. I post pictures and videos pretty much everyday there, and I love browsing through everyone else’s beautiful pictures and vids.

I originally had my doubts about video on Instagram. I love editing pictures and posting them there, but video?

Since I’ve been using it, though, I’ve come across some great apps to help make videos look even better on Instagram, and I wanted to show them with you today. (By the way, follow me on Instagram – @drpoulette)

Check the video below (or on Youtube) to see what I’m talking about.

How to Shoot a Night-Time Time Lapse Video

Last night was the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower in the Northern Hemisphere, so I thought I’d go outside and take a look at the stars. If you’ve been watching my Instagram feed, you know I’ve become insanely interested in time-lapse photography lately.

I thought I would try my hand at some nighttime time lapse video with my Canon Rebel T5i. It was my first time trying it, and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot, too. Watch the video below or on YouTube.

Here’s how I did it, and how you can do it, too.