Project GoogleDoodle

The Future Is VR   Recently I had the pleasure of trying out an Occulus Rift DK2 with Elite Dangerous and it blew me away. It reminded me that I should be blogging about all the amazing developments in VR and AR. It’s such an exciting time for this technology and I can’t wait to see…

3Doodler Plane 2nd Flight

3Doodler Plane -2nd Flight

Second Attempt Well, the 3Doodler plane has flown again! So without further ado I would like to present the 2nd test flight of the 3Doodler plane!   What Went Wrong? In the video I try to explain that the plane was flying heavy with the large battery. The original flight was made using a light weight…

Johnny 5 3Doodler Plane

3Doodler Plane Mods

3Doodler Plane Modifications After the first test flight this summer, I had some work to do to the plane before a second attempt. Along with some repairs I also needed to improve the balance, wing shape and control surfaces. The following is a bit of a description of how I made these mods and at the…

3Doodler Plane - Finished pre flight

3Doodler Plane – Powered Flight

 Setting The Scene A hell of a day, so much work and planning, this is my last chance for another few weeks and it needs to be today! My contact has told me when he will be there. Weather permitting he should still be there when I finish at the office. He is a professional…

occulus rift and kinect

Proper VR is Coming

This is the future right here. Oliver Kreylos has been doing amazing things with the kinect for a while and the latest has made it onto BBC technology news recently. Check out the BBC report here, Of course even the BBC is subject a a spot of sensationalisation and referees to it as a Holo…

Sand Babel

3D Printed Sand Buildings

The Sand Buildings Are Coming  I have been writing about printing solar updraft towers in the desert from sand in the desert for a while and I am very excited to see the concept progress even if its not me that progressed it! See my original concepts here  3D Printing in construction  My original page  (scroll down…

3doodler plane - Johnny 5

3Doodler Plane – Progress

Well its been a big build so far but here it is in all its current glory! Specs Plan:  “The Champ” available from the Outerzone along with many other plans. Material : ABS plastic Weight: 132g Wingspan: 850mm Build time: Approx 10 hours over a couple of weeks I have not used the full model dimensions…