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Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Project: Z4

Belated post from March 8. While in California for my SpaceX internship, I bought a 2003 BMW Z4 3.0i, codename E85. So far, it’s been a wonderful box of broken things to fix. Many have been simple problem diagnosis and repair, but I’ve had fun with a few of them. This is the first of […]

DIY half-wave dipole antennas for 900 MHz XBees

The 900 MHz XBees I bought back in May 2012 came without antennas (not a mistake — the ones with whip antennas were out of stock, and I couldn’t wait). It turned out that making effective dipole antennas out of 50 ohm coax cable is fairly easy in practice: I followed this tutorial to make […]

More flight videos

Ever since I achieved stable flight, I have gone outside for flight testing almost every day for the past week. Check out some videos after the break.