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 [...]
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Bottom view of quad with motors and ESC’s mounted Hobby type RC electronic speed controllers usually have some degree of programability built into them to do things like set the battery type, motor timing, startup mode, etc. One of those features is a low voltage cut-off function which is designed to prevent the over-discharge of [...]
Like everyone else, I wanted a VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) UAV for aerial photography and all-around fun that I could fly FPV (first person view) via onboard camera and wireless video downlink to a head-mounted display at my ground station. Well, watching the great videos by Youtuber Juz70 pushed me over the edge, and [...]
When I was a kid, my dad had a green IBM Selectric typewriter with a black keyboard. He used it to publish a stock market analysis and investing strategy newsletter, which he banged out on his Selectric in his bedroom. Sometimes, to make money to buy Wacky Packages, or issues of MAD magazine, I would [...]
Stereo pair set up for Cross-Eyed viewing.
We Just finished applying a layer of 24” x 24” slate tiles to our back patio. It was a straight-forward enough tiling job, but the scale of it has me feeling like i just finished building the pyramids or something. But I think that it was worth the effort. Just had to show it to [...]
Although coconut shells do have some well established niche market uses such as novelty swimwear and small caged-pet shelters, I can’t help but to feel as though too many of them are going to waste. The New Altoids Tin? No I don’t mean as a mint holder, but as an improvised homebrew electronics project enclosure. [...]
Mark Frauenfelder and Mr. Jalopy have partnered up to write a new blog called Dinosaurs and Robots. Mark is the founder of Boing Boing and the Editor in Chief of Make Magazine. Mr. Jalopy also writes for Make, and is a curator and purveyor of some of the great forgotten artifacts of the San Fernando [...]
When I was in 5th grade, I saw an ad in the back of Boy’s Life magazine for a set of plans that promised show you how to build a personal hovercraft using simple hand tools and old vacuum cleaner motor. Needless to say, I knew that this was going to be the best $2 [...]
My testosterone levels have reached alarming highs over the past year, what with all this building of automotive management computers and fuel-injection systems, motor rebuilding, horsepower extraction exercises, and various other grease-monkeying that has been absorbing all of my liesure time.