6 months with the Up!Mini 3d printer

IMG_20140525_112844Back in late December  we received a bonus at work. I went to the  Mediamarkt(electronics shop) in Rotterdam Alexandrium to buy myself a little early Xmas gift. I walked in and within 10 minutes my eyes locked in on the Up!Mini. At first it looked like some sort of coffee maker or a juicer or maybe some other home appliance. But it was a 3d printer. As the video playing on the laptop beside it pointed out. I was intrigued and decided I wanted to know more.  Sadly none of the people  at the Mediamarkt seemed to know how it worked or what were the pros and cons of this machine.  But being the DIY nerd I am I threw money at the folks and took the precious home. Continue reading 6 months with the Up!Mini 3d printer

Nerfmodding – n7-rayven

This is my first Nerf Mod. I chose the Rayven as it has plenty of stuff inside and does not require me to manually load the pellets every time. Also its pretty easy to take apart and put back together.

It is currently drying from its second coat of paint. After which I’ll put in all the gadgets and start its final paint job (n7 logo,chrome parts,weathering)

It is going to contain the following

  • 1 arduino pro
  • 1 push button (metal, blue led ring)
  • 1 switch to turn on the wheels.
  • 1 switch to turn on the arduino
  • 1 speaker
  • 4 blue leds
  • 1 laser
  • 1 lipo
  • 1 lipo usb charger