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Vancouver Drones – First meeting

Yesterday evening Vancouver Drones – Professional, Hobby and Sports met for the first time.  Bob, the coordinator, has opened his conference room and brought together a group of like minded enthusiasts.  It was a great experience. Primary Purpose Vancouver Drones focus is to promote the safe and intelligent use of small unmanned aerial systems.  The […]

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Up and Printing with my new Prusa MK3

After a couple of days printing with the MK3 I’ve had more success than months with my A8.  I’m not complaining because I purchased the A8 to learn about 3D printing and it accomplished that goal well.  I am simply lamenting on how nice it is to just print and not be looking at what […]

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First Print-off — MK3 Wins Hands down!!!

Last night I set out to work with Polycarbonite (PC) and it didn’t go well, at least at first.  It ended in a print-off with my old printer. Initially it didn’t look good for the MK3 with the A8 appearing to print flawlessly.  Despite it’s shaky start (due to me getting used to the printer […]

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Changing Filaments

Now that I have the MK3 I’m looking to do more exciting prints.   While I wait for the Multi-Material kit I’m playing with changing filaments.  The first test was to take the Prusa logo image concept and make name plates for the grand kids. Changing up the Layers I purchased a bag of PLA filament […]

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Prusa MK3 – Pi Zero W (NOT)

With my Prusa MK3 up and running I was ready to install the Pi-Zero W I had prepared. I didn’t want the Zero installed until I was sure the printer was working and it was nice to just follow their instructions, which are great, step-by-step. Warning Will Robertson… I should have stopped when the image […]

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3D Printing – Different Materials

I started 3D printing with PETG rather than PLA because I looked at the specifications and liked PETG.  Researching materials I got interested in TPU and PolyCarbonites as well. PETG Printing with PETG is a little trickier than PLA.   I’ve had prints that warped in PETG so I tend to run the bed fairly hot, […]

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Drone Usage Grouping – Current and Potential Markets

Today I was thinking about where the drone industry is based on my experience.  To start I separated the different categories. Usage Groupings Commercial – Enterprise operation requiring specific knowledge of an industries needs.  This is not a ‘service industry’ yet.  That is to say I believe uses will be identified internally within various enterprises […]

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3D Printing – Drones and More…

For Christmas this year I bought myself a 3D printer.  Learning how to design my own parts has taken a lot of effort so I’ve been so busy I haven’t written anything in a while. Simply Amazing I’ve been printing pretty much every day and with the challenge of learning a new software to go […]

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Davinci Resolve 14 – Doing a Voice Over – How To

With Resolve you can now do Voice Overs in Fairlight.  Setup is required. Add an audio track for the Voice Over.  From the menu select  ‘Fairlight -> Patch Input/Output’. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUVHBdcQRmk[/embedyt] Make sure the settings for the microphone recording is set at 16bit, 48000 Hz if the audio isn’t appearing after recording.  Apparently this is […]

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DJI Mavic Car Charger – Not on a Prius

My experiences with the DJI Mavic car charger has not been good. Is 12V enough? After three outings where my attempts to charge a battery have failed I decided to do a little research.  First, it appears the DJI Mavic car charger doesn’t work unless the vehicle is running. The issue is simple, 12V is […]

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