X550 Quadcopter build – Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing
Faulty Parts We are now at the final part with the ESCs. After that they are ready to be mounted on the arms, with some double sided tape and wire straps. Before I do any changes to the ESC I check all of them. So I connect one by one to the powert distribution port, ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2
So its time for the next part of the Quadcopter project. After being done with the rather mechnical stuff, its time to give the ESCs some attention. We got 4 of them, each motor will have its own and they will be mounted on each of the arms. The ESCs will source the power from ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 1 8

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 1
First time in my blog I am writing about a RC project. I am building my third quadcopter and thought its a good idea to document that here. It might help others who are new to multicopters, especially because I am doing a step-by-step guide with many many pictures. So lets get our hand dirty ...

Glimpse into the world of Cycle Exact programming

The retro fever caught me again. I am these days quite busy with my RC models like helicopters and multicopters, but I felt it was time again to explore some topics around the Commodore 64 hardware. I stumbled upon the website of Michael Steil. He was the author of the 15 Second Disk Copy program ...

Blog re-vamped!

I left my blog for almost a year unattended. The blogging software “pppblog” was already quite old. Same for the forum… That resulted in an incredible amount of spam. The Forum counted 55.000 spam posting about handbags, viagra, gambling and what not. Even worse in the Blog, I found more than 62.000 spam comments. Too ...

Goodbye Steve!

He, the father of the iMac, iPhone, iPad and of course the Macintosh, has annouced to step back as a CEO for Apple. I read some people arguing on the web, that he can’t buy health for all his money. Yes, thats true. But what people don’t understand is, that it was for him not ...

A harddrive gives me a hard time

The last two evenings I was fighting with the Megafile 30 harddrive of the Atari ST. The wiring is perfect and “something” happens between the ST and the Megafile but I don’t have any access yet. Pretty fast it became clear, that I might need some drivers and tools to further investigate. I am a ...

My Latest Catch

Since I have moved from Germany to Malaysia, my collection of old games and systems grows a lot slower. However, I managed to get an ATARI 520 STfm for RM 125 (~ 30 Euro). It came with SC1224 color screen and Megafile 30 harddrive. Unfortunately the harddrive cable and the mouse was missing. An original ...

Steve Jobs introducing the Macintosh in 1984

Currently I am reading an biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs. About two years back, I already read iWoz, the autobiography of the other part of the famous Apple duo. The difference between both books is the fact, that there actually is no authorized biography of Steve Jobs. It seem he doesn’t like to be ...

Publikationen in der AMIGA Spezial

Emulatoren sind wohl die Programme, die eine Vielzahl von neuen Möglickeiten zu eröffnen scheinen, aber eher eine Vielzahl von neuen Enttäuschungen hervorrufen. Über Sinn und Zweck von Emulatoren wurde auch schon viel Diskutiert, der der Programmieraufwand und somit der Preis ist kein geringer. Hier soll nun, nach erscheinden des “C64 Emulators” und des “Transformer” , ...