Apparently, there are a lot of treasures out there for Maine rockhounds - I just stopped looking because all I thought I saw was sedimentary crap. The stuff I've been seeing all over the place ( Freeport/Portland Maine ) is Pegmatite - a set of mineral formation that can contain hidden gems.
"Inventions" really mean invention attempts. After four brilliant builds - none yielding clear, elevated photos from the GoPro Session. The goal was to find an alternate to the original camera kite, as Maine has ceased all consistent wind for the past two weeks. I want something I can chuck straight up that has a slowed descent while having a small footprint so I can keep it in the car.
Hopefully, more success happens further down the page. Let's start recapping the failures first...
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The goal is pretty obvious this year, but may be a lot more trouble. I'm getting tired of the clunkly, pivoting haunts I always see every year on the DIY blogs as well (as my own lame attempts) and always marveled at the fluidity of puppets. There is something organic and random about a dangling, controlled structure - I just want to know if you can have that visual impact with the constraints of only using a single motor. Yes I could buy several and have them set for all kinds of whacky phases but I think the single motor limit is what is driving me this year.
There are a ton of articles and videos on converting toy styrofoam gliders to a functional, powered RC airplane. Most of the DIY sites I've flipped through detail things like hot gluing servos directly to the foam body, or wrapping components in copious lengths of packing tape.
Things that make living in Maine a nightmare
I'm not talking about a "missing Allen wrench in my Ikea bookshelf" nightmare, I'm saying these things keep me up at night, cause health issues, cost money, and flat out have me pissed off all the time. The worst part of this is that we have to deal with each and one of the aforementioned pests.
[ ticks ]
[ mice ]