General

Learning Blender

Although I haven’t been working in the field for the last 12 years, I actually graduated from TU Delft as an Industrial Design Engineer. Mainly the 3D CG work always interested me, but I never took the time to do something with it and the software needed always has been very expensive. And there was Blender: the free alternative to Maya or Cinema4D and others. But it is complex. Very, very complex. I tried Blender before, Read more…

By Björn, ago
FPV Racing

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 havoc on your living room for just around €55! Yes, Read more…

By Björn, ago
FPV 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 solution that I can simply put in my backpack. Accidentally Read more…

By Björn, ago
Tips and tricks

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 CMD-C to copy it to the clipboard. Open the Applications Read more…

By Björn, ago
Reviews

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 that one. Now you can’t fit a M.2 SSD in Read more…

By Björn, ago
3D Printing

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, and the parts must come from the US. Next to Read more…

By Björn, ago
Tips and tricks

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 Pittasoft). It might be handy to use a dhcp reservation Read more…

By Björn, ago