Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (T350) vs Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8″

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (T350) vs Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8
In March 2016 I thought its time to retire my old first generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 10″. I was interested in something easier to carry and thought time to buy an 8″ Android tablet. In a local electronics store I got my hands on a few different tablets and ended up buying the Samsung Galaxy ...

Smallest Quad to run CleanFlight – CJMCU micro 1

Smallest Quad to run CleanFlight - CJMCU micro
I thought I need to get a little project for my long end of the year break. So I went even to the extreme and ended up with something micro sized. But first a little big background story. I came across the ‘CJMCU’ board, which is a frame and a flight controller at the same ...

Blackbox telemetry logging with the Naze 32

Blackbox telemetry logging with the Naze 32
This is something really cheap, that can provide you some useful information about your quad and adds quite some excitement to the videos. Below video  was created with the ‘Cleanflight Blackbox Explorer’ which is an application that is part of the project and runs within chrome. On the hardware side you only need to spend ...

Yosemite and the MacPro 1.1 / 2.1 3

By design it is not possible to install anything better than OSX 10.7.5 on a MacPro 1.1 or 2.1. Apple decided to abandon support for hardware that does not have a 64 Bit EFI bios and these machines only got a 32 Bit EFI. But there is a way to overcome this limitation by using ...

Project Apple Mac Pro 1.1 3

Project Apple Mac Pro 1.1
It is winter in Australia – all my flying things are currently having a break more or less. So what I need is a winter project to keep myself busy. I found a broken G5 Mac Pro on eBay would was too cheap to ignore. Got it but was not able to fix it to ...

Improve stickiness of your heated bed with PVA Wood Glue

Some of my prints failed, because they came lose from the bed while printed. As a result I started to play around with a number of settings and bed temperature to tackle the problem. At the moment I am only using PLA and increasing the bed temperature also had some unwanted side effects. The object ...

Review and build instructions for the Sintron Reprap Prusa i3 58

Review and build instructions for the Sintron Reprap Prusa i3
Before buying a 3D printer I did a bit of research. For some printers, the build platform is quite small. The RepRap Prusa i3 kits I found would offer something like 20x20x20 cm, which sounded alright for me. Some parts I found on ‘Thingiverse’ would require a build platform of at least this size. Also ...

Entering the world of 3D printing

RC is probably one of the greatest hobbies in the world. There is so much stuff to explore and technology has made huge leaps forward. 3D printing is one of this leaps and it is  clearly for me a part of  the RC hobby these days. What could be greater than just printing the parts ...

FT952 5.8 Ghz mini video transmitter

FT952 5.8 Ghz mini video transmitter
For about $20 Hobby King sells at the moment this tiny video transmitter. It can handle 32 different channels and to have it working with your FatShark, all you need is to flip the first two DIP switches to Off position. Then it selects the D-Channel Group – which are the Fatshark frequencies. The PCB ...

Trifecta FPV upgrade

Trifecta FPV upgrade
As mentioned in my other post related to the Quanum Trifecta mini I planned to add FPV equipment to it. I ordered a number of items and once arrived I started to make it FPV ready. What I ordered was: 200 mw mini Video Transmitter (FT952) Mobius AV cable with the small USB plug 1.7a ...