F I N K B U I L T

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!

Command Center

command center
Sweet assemblage spaceship’s bridge.

Four Drano’s

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Watch the sink slowly, all but disappear from the design .

Toothpaste Aerosol

toothpaste aerosol
Aerosol toothpaste





Archive for the 'Debris' Category

Micro FPV Feature on BoingBoing

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Mini quad not small enough for you? I’ve got a project feature up on BoingBoing that shows you how to outfit a tiny micro quad for first person video piloting. I’ve been flying these micro FPV quads around the house and yard to keep my thumbs in shape.

Rise of the Mini-quads!

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Finkbuilt has been pretty much derelict for quite some time now. My last post 2 years ago celebrated my first successful FPV quadcopter flight. Success for me back then meant that I didn’t completely destroy the quad. Shortly after that post, I did destroy the quadcopter frame with a series of crashes, and put quadcopters […]

Successful FPV Quadcopter Flight!

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

My first attempt at flying my quadcopter in FPV (First Person View) mode ended in disaster when I flew into the nozzle of a doppler radar tower, and the ship was completely destroyed. I rebuilt the quad on a new frame, with some upgraded electronics and made another couple of attempts at camera/goggles drone piloting. […]

FPV Quadcopter Shot Down By Radar

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

I finished up the FPV quadcopter with only a few changes made to the original build plan: DJI Naza Flight Controller – The “Free Flight” FC that I originally purchased just didn’t work out for me. I couldn’t make it fly right. I don’t know if I got a bad board or what, but I […]

Downtown Seattle Time Lapse

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

It’s most interesting to watch the HD version in full screen. I shot this time-lapse from the 10th floor at 4th and Madison downtown Seattle. On the right is the Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas. Kool name! I made this with a goPro camera set to take 1 frame per second. The goPro […]

World Control Panel

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Superheros, Evil Mad Scientists, Supervillains, Trilateralists, Bilderbergers, Meteorologists, Oligarchs, Generals, Demographers, Spymasters, Epidemiologists, and well, who couldn’t use a retro sci-fi command console to monitor and control their worldwide concerns? My son Harlan and his friend love to play “agents” and he asked me if we coud build “a panel that has a bunch of […]

Play Guitar With The Ventures

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I picked up this great Play Guitar with the Ventures “guitar phonics system” record album. I can’t wait to spend time with these lessons. So, dust off your Moserite and learn with the Ventures!. Click the charts to enlargify. Click the links above each chart set to hear the instructional play-alongs. Enjoy! Raunchy Raunchy rhythm […]

Oranges

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Oranges. Acrylic on fruit. These oranges are ripe, but not overly so. They were painted by my multi-talented friend, Billy Watts.

Special when lit!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

In a turn of events only slightly less fortunate than Mr. Jalopy finding a Bally Captain Fantastic just sitting there in the gutter, I just got myself a Gottlieb Road Race pinball machine! I’ve always liked pinball. When I was a kid, I would gravitate toward pinball in favor of Asteroids or Space Invaders. I […]

Belt and Totem Pole

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Belated Garage Sale Report – August 21, 1010. My son picked up this cool, oak themed, hand tooled, youth sized leather belt at an estate sale a few weeks back. The proprietor of the sale said that her father had made the belt himself, and would have been very happy to see it go to […]