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Years ago, a magazine came out with parts to build a nitro racer RC car. After all these years I finally got mine running. Still adjusting it to run properly but at least got the thing runing around the local park, and, unlike the electric seburo (also given on a mag) this thing runs on grass!

Enjoy a little video of it’s first startup since being assembled and dumped in the loft.

Black Rock Shooter sticker.

New car and new mods.

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I couldn’t find a supply of these so had to commission a limited run.

The printer wasn’t happy but I love it and it passes the standoff test.

Why this game?
Since I first discovered BRS I have loved it have and have been playing the US version of the game on/off for 6 months. (the bike level sucks)

I do have the Japanese import on PSP classic (4001) but found it to fast for me to read and understand.

My 2011 IX35 didn’t have the reverse camera or dvd head unit. These things are wonderful when there are small cars around. Because I was missing the dvd navigator head unit needed for the cameras display I needed another option.

I ordered this kit for ebay seller Bostrala (recomended by a few Hyundai owners) Reverse camera and monitor

This kit is the easiest way to install a reverse camera. consisting of a camera, transmitter, receiver and monitor for only £32, this is cheep.

Once the kit arrived I set about attacking my car, this turned out to be a simple affair. All I needed for this was

  • Screwdriver (flathead)
  • Crimp tool,
  • Draw Tape
  • Side cutters
  • Knife
  • Insulation Tape,
  • Red crimp ferrels

All I did was pop the tail gate trim pannel, and popped out the existing number plate lights (both sides). I then removed the fitting from the bulb mount and pushed the cable through to the second light before pushing the new module into the slot.

Pull out the rubber gland and cut a slot. push the cameras wiring through the gland and wrap in tape. replace gland and second numberplate light. Now find somewhere to secure the transmitter and wrap in tape. Connect the transmitter and camera together and run the power lead over to the tailgates lights. On the UK model IX35 the drivers side rear/reverse light has 3 wires (Black, yellow and red) the red goes to the reverse light and the yellow to the rear light. Cut and crimp the transmitter to the black and red, tape up the excess wire and check the wiring works by popping the car into reverse (someone will need to look at the transmitter to see if the blue led lights up. Once that works it time for the receiver and monitor. I am intending to get the dvd navigator headunit at some point so only made a temp adapter for the aux socket (ciggy lighter for the smokers)I connected the monitor and transmitter leads together, ran them down between the Headunit and passenger air vent.

Once everything was connected together and working (YAY!) i replaced the tailgate trim and with some effort (you need to push down the trim while pushing it towards the wind screen) put centre console top cover back.

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ESP8266 -12 NOT beginner friendly

I brought this model because I wanted more GPIO’s and couldn’t find the 12a or 13 version. Man I wish I had ordered the -1 model first as this model is a pain in the ass to get working.
Using the provided wiring diagram and the arduino ide, I get the sync warnings and then the ide freezes during the upload stage (uploading stays in the progress bar!)

Have ordered a -1 model and will try playing with that before going back to the -12.

Well that’s the last straw, the hotend just caught on fire!
Fucking piece of junk!

Printer broke again!

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Yup hot end cables snagged on the object being printed and snapped the heater.

Summer 2015 New anime’s.

Looks like some interesting releases for the summer.

Gatchamn Crowds and Miss Monochrome have returned for a second season while the following “New” series start.

Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace – Too early to tell how this will fit but looks interesting.
The story takes place at a certain middle school where several murder cases take place. Kobayashi, a boy who goes to this school, meets genius detective Akechi, who comes to the school to investigate. Kobayashi takes an interest in Akechi and, in spite of his friend Hashiba’s worries, he volunteers to be Akechi’s assistant.

Gangsta
In the city of Ergastulum, a shady ville filled with made men and petty thieves, whores on the make and cops on the take, there are some deeds too dirty for even its jaded inhabitants to touch. Enter the “Handymen,” Nic and Worick, who take care of the jobs no one else will handle. Until the day when a cop they know on the force requests their help in taking down a new gang muscling in on the territory of a top Mafia family. It seems like business (and mayhem) as usual, but the Handymen are about to find that this job is a lot more than they bargained for.

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
In August of 20XX, a portal to a parallel world, known as the “Gate,” suddenly appeared in Ginza, Tokyo. Monsters and troops poured out of the portal, turning the shopping district into a bloody inferno. The Japan Ground-Self Defence Force immediately took action and pushed the fantasy creatures back to the “Gate.” To facilitate negotiations and prepare for future fights, the JGSDF dispatched the Third Reconnaissance Team to the “Special Region” at the other side of the Gate. Youji Itami, a JSDF officer as well as a 33-year-old otaku, was appointed as the leader of the Team. Amid attacks from enemy troops the team visited a variety of places and learnt a lot about the local culture and geography. Thanks to their efforts in humanitarian relief, although with some difficulties they were gradually able to reach out to the locals. They even had a cute elf, a sorceress and a demigoddess in their circle of new friends. On the other hand, the major powers outside the Gate such as the United States, China, and Russia were extremely interested in the abundant resources available in the Special Region. They began to exert diplomatic pressure over Japan. A suddenly appearing portal to an unknown world—to the major powers it may be no more than a mere asset for toppling the international order. But to our protagonists it is an invaluable opportunity to broaden knowledge, friendship, and ultimately their perspective towards the world

Classroom Crisis
With aims to one day reach out into the stars, humanity has colonized all the planets of the solar system. This story of young high school hopefuls is set in Fourth Tokyo in a Japanese Martian prefecture. Iris Shirasaki is a third year student/aspiring test pilot. Mizuki Sera is her peer/mechanic and Mizuki’s brother Kaito is their homeroom teacher and the young director of the program developing their talents.

Triage X seamed to end unfinished.
Fate/Stay Night looks to have finished.
KInghts of Sidonia (Sidonia no Kishi: Daikyuu Wakusei Seneki) looks to have finished.

Nope totally screwed now!

So just tried to print again and melted the x-carriage, not sure if it was the bulldog or the Hexagon AO that caused the over heating (there is a fan running between the two but something overpowered it!) and its buckled the xcarriage so i can’t do anything now.

Not sure if the fan wasn’t working enough or the extruder overheated but the resault is a printer that can’t be used!

After all the hassle and grief the printer is now back up and running with the new hot end and 0.3mm nozzle.

Still a lot to learn concerning the way the setting work but at least I can print again.

Well after a week where I nearly smashed it, the printer is up and running in a fashion. I haven’t calibrated the extruder steps as I’m having issue with the Bulldog lite Clicking when pushing filament through.

Thank you to the community to have given there help and support and to Ryan @ Ooznest for giving technical support and preventing me from braking it.

I may give up on converting this to duel and may use the parts instead to build a second.

Anyone know if I will have issues using the Arduino Mega 2560 adk instead of the mega 2560 as the heart of the new printer?