Posted: 2015-02-22
Unimog

P's christmas present this year was a Tamiya CC-01 Unimog kit. We've gradually built it and yesterday completed it - so today he was able to try it outdoors for the first time.

Posted: 2015-02-22
Campfire trip to Båntjern

Took the kids for a trip to Båntjern from Vettakollen - where we had a nice fire with sausages and marshmellows to cook. Then we headed home down Ankerveien to Sognsvann - past the stables and…

Posted: 2015-02-21
Out with Summit and Vorza

Headed out to Gaustadjordet with P and the Summit and Vorza. Fun - the summit is better on the snow of course - but there's just enough ice free for the vorza too. Lost two of the snow chains at the…

Posted: 2015-02-14
Snow chains for the summit

So - the summit slides a bit when the snow is icy on top. Just for fun I thought I'd make some chains for it. I started with a long length of chain. The links are perhaps a bit small but the next size…

Posted: 2014-12-21
Christmas 2014

'Tis the season ... ... so we put the outside tree lights up today: While I'm at it - here's this year's xmas card:

Posted: 2014-11-22
Rebuild rabbit sensor to single wire bus

OK - so I decided to move the arduino end of the temperature sensor to the other end of the connection - that is indoors. This means that I use the ethernet cable as a simple onewire bus wire - not as…

Posted: 2014-10-28
Photographing Smidig 2014

So I've just spent the last two days being the conference photographer for Smidig 2014 . Last thursday my boss (who is also on the management team for the conference) said "I'll get you free tickets…

Posted: 2014-10-15
Rabbit circuit soldered up

So - the solder breadboards arrived today so I soldered up the circuitry. I've switched to using parasitic power mode for the 1-wire temperature sensors (DS18B20's). To do this you tie both power and…

Posted: 2014-10-14
Rabbit bedroom temperature monitoring with Arduino

So - we've insulated the sleeping room (originally a garden cushion box) for the rabbits and mounted a heating panel that should keep it between 12˚C and 15˚C. But we need to keep an eye on it. I…

Posted: 2014-10-04
Warmer rabbits

Finally got hold of the insulation for the rabbits bedroom. It's 5cm thick expanded polystyrene. For now that's enough. I have fitted a special low voltage heater that will keep the area between 12C…

Posted: 2014-09-22
Flytrex Live

UPDATE Flytrex Core/Live service is now discontinued. This article is kept only for historical reasons Flytrex Core I've been flying for a while with the first generation flytrex core. This sits…

Posted: 2014-09-21
Flying - Vinland

Flying near Vinland (Gan). Testing a new 9000mah battery (extended life vs. extra weight) but didn't get to find out. About 6 mins in - the OSD info stopped updating position and then as I brought it…

Posted: 2014-09-14
Flying - Vinland

Flying near Vinland (Gan).

Posted: 2014-09-13
Flying - Vettre

Met up with Gard, Bendik, Philip and Kenneth at Vettre. Tested both FPV and also waypoint flying with the iPad ground station.

Posted: 2014-09-08
First proper test-flights of F550 build

After spending time this summer building a naza based F550 hex - I haven't had much time to fly apart from quick tests in the garden. This weekend we were out in the Gan area (Fetsund) and I took the…

Posted: 2014-08-03
Run Rabbit Run

We recently took over two female angora rabbits - while we were on holiday, they've had two weeks at the summer hut. Now we're back home and will need to leave them unattended - they need a run. On…

Posted: 2014-06-09
Backlight for DX6i

Just added a backlight to the DX6i radio. For instructions see this helifreak post Part used: Turnigy 9X LCD Backlight Kit - Blue Results Issues Was it hard? No. Just follow step by step. Did…

Posted: 2014-06-07
KK2.0 quad with DX6i TX and orange R615X RX

So - I've been running the KK2.0 quad with the Turnigy TGY 9X radio I got at the same time I built the quad. Thing is - that the radio burnt out it's battery compartment when new. I replaced the…

Posted: 2014-06-06
Replaced Traxxas Stampede suspension arms with RPM A-arms

Had a slight accident with my stampede (Traxxas VXL Stampede 4X4) the other day - hit a jump ramp at slightly the wrong angle and bust a suspension arm. After some reading online - most people were…

Posted: 2014-05-29
Using the Spektrum DX6i radio with the Blade Nano QX

So I finally got irritated enough with the radio that comes with the Blade Nano QX RTF (MLP4DSM) that I grabbed a Spektrum DX6i instead. The Blade Nano QX manual says that you need to following…