Filter holder for Polar Pro

Posted: 2017-08-25 | 3d printing | mavic | polarpro | fusion360 | simplify3d

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 online and found a nice tool to allow you to keep your fingers off the filter glass.

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Printing Pac-Man

Posted: 2017-08-21 | 3d printing | pac-man | fusion360 | simplify3d

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.

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Test 3d print spinner

Posted: 2017-07-04 | 3d printing | fidget spinner | spinner | fusion360 | simplify3d

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 to make it more interesting (and perhaps just a...

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Testing photogrammetry and mapping

Posted: 2017-07-03 | mavic | photogrammetry | altizure | dronedeploy | dji

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.

But - two maps with drone deploy and one 3d model...

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Axial Bomber RR10 build

Posted: 2017-03-04 | axial | car | bomber | rr10

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 RR10 looked like a fun build. I decided to grab the...

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Long exposure shots - Anki Overdrive

Posted: 2016-12-27 | anki | overdrive | long exposure

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 when the kids get bored”.

It’s turned out to be a success...

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More DronePan work

Posted: 2016-05-29 | osmo | dronepan | femsjøen | dji

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.

So I wanted to do some changes to the settings view...

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Osmo panoramas using DronePan

Posted: 2016-05-22 | osmo | dronepan | femsjøen | dji

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 - I never seem to get time to actually use the application...

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Sowing barley

Posted: 2016-05-15 | inspire1 | quadcopter | svarterud | stables | tractor | dji

Down at the stables again today - and once the kids had ridden - I wanted to try to fly. Last weekend it was too windy.

This weekend - it was also pretty windy - so much so that I only flew one battery (but that’s also related to the kids wanting...

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Inspire 1 temperature

Posted: 2016-03-14 | inspire1 | quadcopter | dji | healthydrones | flytrex

I send my flight data to flytrex while flying, and I also upload the flight records to healthy drones afterwards.

Both show a graph of temperature over time. Healthy drones explicitly shows it as battery temperature, flytrex just temperature.

But...

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