Jan
06

Currently on the virtual workbench I have a RepRap Mendel Prusa i3, one of the most popular OpenSource 3D printer designs, now in its third  iteration. An early preview is below.

Jan
06

Since Santa did not bring me a kit to built one in real life, I resorted to virtual construction. 3D printing is still in its infancy, but the possibilities are intriguing and the technology is fascinating. We may be well at the beginning of another technological revolution, and models like this are great to study… Continue reading »

Jan
06

The C-Control system is a modular microcomputer system developed by Germany’s electronics giant CONRAD. A base CPU unit together with plug & play hardware extension modules provide a rapid development for various application scenarios. The displayed 4-port relais module allows to switch four loads of up to 2A and 25V from low-power 5V microchip pins.… Continue reading »

Jan
06

The SeaBreeze 25 is a remote-controlled paraplane model (powered parachute), designed and built by Troy Hawthorne in Florida. It’s backbone is a Piano-wire and wooden frame construction, holding a 0.25-sized gasoline engine. The steering mechanism is a control bar that shifts the trike gondola’s center of balance, which pulls down the parachutes wing tips and forces… Continue reading »

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