Posted: 2018-09-23
Initial tests of the Prusa MMU2

MMU2 The multi material unit v2 from Prusa (MMU2) was recently released - and for those of us that pre-ordered it way back when it was announced - it's actually started arriving. I assembled mine on…

Posted: 2018-06-03
3d printed arduino lamp

The model A fairly long time ago I found and printed this model: Celluar Lamp . I even scaled it up in size - just to see if I could print it. The lamp So - then of course the next question arose…

Posted: 2017-11-14
Star decoration

Found this model of a star decoration on Thingiverse. Did a quick print run and instead of using a string of LED lights just grabbed a handful from the drawer and a small buck converter. The…

Posted: 2017-10-12
Starting to prime some dalek parts

To move forward with the Dalek build - the next step is to start work on priming and painting the parts. Before I started that I decided to have a test run. I grabbed Om Nom from thingiverse and…

Posted: 2017-10-03
Model turntable

When working on some models (both kit and 3d printed) it helps to have a turntable to get access all around without having to touch the model. Ths helps when building, painting and especially when…

Posted: 2017-09-23
Bluetooth receivers

So the Dalek needs to be able to play back Dalek noises. I did wonder about arduino, wave shields etc - but I decided on a simpler approach. I'll give it a bluetooth audio receiver and just use my…

Posted: 2017-09-04
All plastic dalek parts

I picked up the transparent (or natural) filament today - so I could print off the light covers (ears). That means all parts from the model are now printed. I can now position the lower main body…

Posted: 2017-09-03
More parts for the Dalek

Printing progress. Lots more parts printed. I have run out of blue so some are red. I've also run out of red - so the skirts will be in black. All that leaves now is the ears - they need to be in…

Posted: 2017-09-01
Time War Dalek - 2005

From what I can see - it looks like the model I'll be building is a Time War Dalek - 2005

Posted: 2017-09-01
Project Dalek

Did some digging - and have found several voice modulators for arduino out there that can make you sound like you're a dalek. Some of them also do the lights control. Some mention the wave arduino…

Posted: 2017-08-31
Base and bumps

The Dalek build has been started. The base front and back parts have been printed. They show the footprint of the finished model when placed together: Oddly - the quality on the front (printed first…

Posted: 2017-08-31
I feel I have to build a Dalek

While I was digging for some inspiration for a new 3d model I happened across the Accurate Dalek Model by user Audrey2 . This brings back memories of being terrified as a kid by these fantastic…

Posted: 2017-08-25
Filter holder for Polar Pro

I recently picked up a set of PolarPro's Cinema ND and ND+Polarizer filters for DJI Mavic drone. They come in a nice box supported in foam but are a bit fiddly to get in and out. Did some looking…

Posted: 2017-08-21
Printing Pac-Man

I was watching a video on 3D Printing Nerd's youtube channel where he was printing a Pac-Man ghost (video at the end of this post). It made me think that it could be fun to do something similar…

Posted: 2017-07-04
Test 3d print spinner

So - the kids are taken by the current fidget spinner craze. I have to say that personally - they seem like simple gyroscopes - but OK - they think they're interesting. So - what can we do with that…

Posted: 2017-07-03
Testing photogrammetry and mapping

Testing some of the mapping and 3d/photogrammetry apps out there with the mavic yesterday. Had some issues with the mavic's camera focus (was out of focus even when pre-set) so I'll need to try again…

Posted: 2017-03-04
Axial Bomber RR10 build

So although I have a couple of basher trucks and one high speed buggy - I didn't have a good slow/powerful rock climber truck. After digging thru a fair number of sites - I decided that the Axial RR1…

Posted: 2016-12-27
Long exposure shots - Anki Overdrive

So - this holiday in addition to normal presents for the kids and since I was going to be at home with them for some days while my wife was at work I grabbed Anki Overdrive as a "something to do…

Posted: 2016-05-29
More DronePan work

This article follows on from Osmo panoramas using DronePan The settings view in DronePan has a fair few options - there's a lot of devices it works with and they need different options available…

Posted: 2016-05-22
Osmo panoramas using DronePan

Some weeks back the folks behind DronePan decided to make the application open source. I decided to get involved and have (amongst other things) added support for the DJI Osmo handheld camera. But…