RC Fail

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Today was a day of great fail.  First, my FPV plane on its maiden flight got stuck in a tree.  A friend of mine was piloting it and got a bit too close.  On a positive note, the flight up until the crash was awesome.  I am amazed at how fast the skysurfer plane isContinue Reading

TBS FPV Flights Part 2

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Now I’m getting a bit more comfortable in my flights.  I have a good flight done from around my house as well a new PIP with the FPV OSD overlay.  

TBS Video Roundup

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I’ve been flying quite a bit lately and experimenting with different video configurations.   I’ve made a few tweaks to the Naza config and the improvement is notice.  Take a look!  

OB-Designs.com

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My wife and I have decided to open our own store to sell some of the things that we make.  I’ve gotten pretty good at using my laser, 3d printer, and mill/lathe to make anything from lasercut letters to aluminum idlers for printers.  My wife makes soaps and various textile based items.  Please check itContinue Reading

TBS Discovery Gopro Dampening

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The TBS Discovery had two cameras on board.  One of which is one that is used for FPV and streams analog video for FPV purposes.  The second one is a gopro which captures 1080p video of the flight.  The high resolution causes vibration to be very noticable.  I’ve already balanced the props/frame, so the nextContinue Reading

TBS Discovery

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Continuing with my normal tradition, its time to dust off the quadcopters and get to flying.  So to get things kicked off I decided to convert my DJI F450 into a TBS Discovery.  I’ve added some leg extensions to the bottom to make landings and takeoffs easier. I’ve also added some additional lighting for flyingContinue Reading

MM2 LCD

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I’ve grown to appreciate the use of an LCD+SD on my repraps.  It allows you to operate them headless (not connected to a computer).  On my mm1.5 I designed an lcd mount that was diagonal.  It worked well, but stuck out much further than I liked.  For the MM2, I wanted to mount it closeContinue Reading

Behavior Tokens

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My oldest son is 3 years old and is going through a phase that is typically called “threevil”.  To help constrain his behavior in a positive way, I’ve decided to launch a token system at my house.  It serves to teach him the concepts of currency and savings while keeping it positive.   There areContinue Reading

Rostock Max Extruder Options

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I’ve been having  few jamming issues on my rostock max.  One of the things that is a bit complex (and noisy) is the extruder.  I decided to try a few different options out.  I modified the airtripper design for the standard seemecnc pushfit connectors.  I also made an adapter for the brutstruder groovemount which wouldContinue Reading

Spider Rider Manacle

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I like to watch cartoons with my son and I regularly introduce him to different shows.  One of the shows that Netflix suggested was “Spider Riders”.  My son and I started watching it and he really liked it.  Unfortunately this show was not very popular and there is almost no merchandise for it.  To makeContinue Reading