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Drone racing: Getting started

Drone racing: Getting started

Have you seen those videos on Youtube where drones fly through forests at extremely high speeds? Did you get the feeling you wanted to enter this awesome drone racing hobby, but you didn’t know where to start? Look no further! Drone racing for beginners When you are a complete n00b, buy a simple RTF FPV quadcopter like this one, and you are ready to bring […]

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Awesome foldable chair for FPV Drone Racing

Awesome foldable chair for FPV Drone Racing

When I go FPV Drone racing, I need to sit down while flying. The immersive experience of FPV drone racing makes my balance go off, and if I am not seated I’ll simply fall. For a long time, I carried a relatively large folding chair with me, but I never liked it. Everything in this hobby is very compact, so I wanted a more compact […]

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Fix the awful Sonos app icon on MacOS

Fix the awful Sonos app icon on MacOS

I like Sonos. I do. I do hate the default Sonos app icon for the Sonos desktop app though. Here is how to change it to the same app icon that is used in iOS. First download this file and unzip it. Inside you’ll find two files which I conveniently prepared for you. Now open the file “Sonos icon” inside with Preview and press CMD-A and then […]

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Install WD Blue M.2 SSD into MacBook Air mid 2012

Install WD Blue M.2 SSD into MacBook Air mid 2012

The MacBook Air mid 2012 is still a very capable notebook for everyday use. When my wife ordered one in 2012, we thought that a 120GB SSD would suffice, but times have changed and so has the size of IE. digital photo’s. Time to upgrade the SSD! I got my hands on a brand new WD Blue M.2 SSD 250GB, so I decided to use […]

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RetroPie Handheld Game Console [Part 1]

RetroPie Handheld Game Console [Part 1]

Using a Raspberry Pi and some custom components, many people have created their version of a Retropie handheld game emulator that can play many retro games of the NES, SNES, Gameboy, Dreamcast and many more. Recently I built the Pigrrl 2.0 using the excellent kit and tutorial on Adafruit.com. This was a nice project, but it came out quite expensive, since I am located in Europe, […]

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Download all files from Blackvue dashcam to your Synology over Wifi

Download all files from Blackvue dashcam to your Synology over Wifi

To archive all files from your Blackvue cloud-enabled dashcam to your Synology NAS without removing your SD card, simply do the following: 1. Connect your Blackvue dashcam to your local network using its cloud feature. 2. Find the IP of your Blackvue dashcam by checking the dhcp settings from your router, or by using an app like Fing for iPhone (look for network adapter with brand […]

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We are not alone

We are not alone
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Hembrug, Zaanstad

Hembrug, Zaanstad

Foto expeditie Hembrug Zaanstad. Oude artillerie / machine fabriek.

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Inimini H 4″ 180mm race quadcopter

Inimini H 4″ 180mm race quadcopter

Hoeveel fun kun je hebben? Een 180mm Inimini H frame van dquad met 4 Tiger 2300kv 1806 motoren en 20A Littlebee ESC’s. Absoluut een aanrader! Meer info op www.fpv-racing.nl.  

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Elegant iPhone 6 Plus dock for 3D Printing

Elegant iPhone 6 Plus dock for 3D Printing

Because I couldn’t really find a design I liked on Thingiverse, i decided to design my own. I designed it with Colorfabb Woodfill – a wood like material – in mind, because since I finally got it to print, it’s by far my favorite material to print with. Surfaces get really smooth, and if you print at 0.15mm layers, sloped surfaces also look very nice. […]

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