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3D Printed Design: FPV CMOS Camera Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0111

I’ve already done one of these, but this time it’s on a MUCH smaller quadcopter frame with a MUCH smaller camera. Unfortunately, it’s CMOS (not as good as CCD for FPV flight), but it’ll do the trick. Watch me attempt to design, print, and fit a custom angled Continue reading 3D Printed Design: FPV CMOS Camera Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0111

3D Printed Design: Video Transmitter Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0110

Time for yet another 3D print! This time I realized that using only cable ties to mount a video transmitter to a quadcopter frame is not ideal since it still allows it to twist around. (with propellers nearly, that’s not a good thing)

I decided this is another place Continue reading 3D Printed Design: Video Transmitter Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0110

3D Printed Design: Diversity Antenna Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0109

Yet another reason to fire up the 3D printer! I was in the process of building my newest quad when I noticed that I didn’t have a lot of great options for mounting the diversity antennas at a good angle when the receiver is mounted to the bottom plate. Continue reading 3D Printed Design: Diversity Antenna Mount (For Racing Quadcopter) – #0109

3D Printed Design: Angled CCD Camera Mount for FPV Quadcopter Racing – #0108

I’m in the process of building a 250 sized racing quadcopter. The frame I got (the QAV250) comes with a 90 degree camera mount for the FPV camera. That’s no good for racing because when you’re racing, you’re pitched so far forward to get good speed that your Continue reading 3D Printed Design: Angled CCD Camera Mount for FPV Quadcopter Racing – #0108

1,024 Steps Per Revolution Quadrature Optical Rotary Encoderâ„¢ – #0106

I rant about everyone complaining about Apple decision to call their rotary encoder on the Apple Watch a “Digital Crown”.

On mechanical watches, the dial used to adjust the time is called a Crown. It’s always been called that. So in the case of the Apple watch, the crown Continue reading 1,024 Steps Per Revolution Quadrature Optical Rotary Encoderâ„¢ – #0106

Classical Soldering – Blinking 3D Christmas Tree Kit – #0105

Man, it’s been a while since I’ve done a video. (busy holiday season!) It’s also been a long time since I’ve done a classical soldering video, so I figured this one would be appropriate.

For any non-Christians watching, it’s just a silly tree. I’m atheist myself who just Continue reading Classical Soldering – Blinking 3D Christmas Tree Kit – #0105

100 Foot Extension Cable + High Current = Voltage Drop – #0104

I ran into a problem that I should’ve caught earlier on, but figured it could make for an entertaining video. (and perhaps save someone else some time from avoiding this) I moved my air compressor when I rearranged my garage a year ago, but haven’t used the compressor Continue reading 100 Foot Extension Cable + High Current = Voltage Drop – #0104

Kudos to these two examples of excellent design engineering – #0103

I’ve recently come across two fine examples of excellent design engineering where the engineer(s) went out of their way to go above and beyond with their design to make for a better end-user experience. In this video, I show you both. (and as usual, I manage to turn Continue reading Kudos to these two examples of excellent design engineering – #0103

Channel Update (I’m still alive, I promise!) – #0102

I’m back! I’ve been busy lately and haven’t had much time to make any videos but I should start to get some uploaded soonish. No guarantees on when or what the content will be.

Also, I recorded this video in 4k, and downsampled it to 1080p. It should Continue reading Channel Update (I’m still alive, I promise!) – #0102