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The Monkeybrain went micro

Shortly after finishing the first Monkeybrain prototype I was reminded that my piloting skills still aren’t up to par and I needed something smaller and easier to fix. So I shrunk the board as much as I could while still keeping to two copper layers and … Continue reading

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Meet the Monkeybrain Flight Controller!

Anybody who’s ever bought a flight controller before knows that there is quite a bit of choice overload. The prices range from ten to several hundred Euros, and what that gets you goes from an Arduino with an MPU6050 to … Continue reading

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Moved my blog.

I’ve lost some of my domains and also the pictures on my old blog, so I decided to start over and move the blog to a new place. This means that any old addresses of this blog will no longer … Continue reading

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I’ve built a copper plating station

As I was designing more and more circuit boards, I got increasingly annoyed with waiting up to 8 weeks for a batch of boards. Also, ever so often I noticed errors in the layout after sending it away for manufacture. … Continue reading

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DIY UV Exposure Lamp

I’ve made a UV exposure unit out of a cheap curing lamp for fake fingernails. Check out the Instructable I wrote!  

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Cheerson CX-10 Mod done properly this time around

I accidentally did the coolest paint job. I wanted to spray paint a CX-10 shell and rubbed it with nail polish remover to clean it. It dissolved a bit of the original paint, but that didn’t bother me too much. … Continue reading

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Cheerson CX-10 Battery Mod

The Cheerson CX-10 is an amazing little Quadcopter that can be had for as little as 15 Euros at your favourite chinese retailer. It’s tiny and a ton of fun to fly (with a proper TX, that is). But there … Continue reading

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Devo 8s Multimodule mount

I have a Devo 8s RC transmitter which I adore. What I love most about it, is that there is Deviation, a great open source firmware project for it, which enables you to add transceiver modules for it and (at … Continue reading

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RCExplorer Tricopter v2.5 Build

Over the last year or so I’ve picked up flying RC multicopters. I started out with micro and nano sized toy quads like the Hubsan X4, which are great for learning the basics about flying such a thing, but eventually … Continue reading

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Toellner Lab Bench PSU Repair

For quite some time I wanted a “real” bench power supply. The problem is, the good ones are expensive and the cheap Chinese ones are usually crap. So I bought an old Toellner TOE8433 on Ebay. According to the seller … Continue reading

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