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Tesla Model S: 20″ Ultralight Wheel

Tesla offers two sizes for the Model S, a 19″ and a 21″ wheel. For more details on the stock…

uber Dubai is going electric with uberONE Tesla Model X

Today on October 10th, 2017, uber has started uberONE in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a premium all-electric shuttle…

IoT Devices and Public WiFi Networks

The “Internet of Things” is arriving more and more in our gadget-filled and technology-oriented lifestyle. Apple TV, gaming consoles, Amazon…

Wheel Choices for Tesla Model S

The all-electric luxury sedan known as the Tesla Model S has proven not only to be revolutionary for the automotive…

Tesla Model S: Old vs. New & How to Save 1000$ on a New Tesla

In this blog post I’d like to talk about a comparison I was able to make among different Tesla Model…

Tesla Referral Program: why it matters [How to save 1000$ on a new Tesla]

Tesla has been going for a completely different route in sales techniques, marketing budgets and acquiring new customers. It is…

Working with the Tesla API

I finally decided to address the Tesla API and work on a project that includes talking to the API. This…

Firewatch: games without violence can be just as good or even better!

It’s not just the gaming industry that has seen a drastic rise in violent action and graphic display of violence…

Residential Battery – understanding its purpose

With more and more products on the market to be your residential battery, i.e. Tesla Powerwall, Nissan xStorage, LG Chem…

The BMW i3 update and why it’s so important

For summer 2016 the German automaker BMW has lined up something for its all-electric, ecological and truly efficient vehicle –…

Arduino OLED 128×64 Display from eBay China

A while ago I had ordered an Arduino OLED display with 128×64 pixels resolution and a blue-white color scheme. It…

Computer Security the Physical Way

Afraid of other people snooping around on your computer while you’re gone? Too lazy to manually lock and unlock your…

Love Apple. Hate Watches.

With Apple’s recent price reduction for the original Apple Watch and its software update to watchOS 2.3 paired with iOS…

Tesla Model 3

On Thursday March 31st (an Friday, April 1st in some regions of the world) Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla…

BMW Snap-In: Music/Media vs. Connect

BMW used to publish a PDF document that listed all available Snap-In adapters for current smartphones and mobile phones. However,…

FLIR Vue Pro: thermal imaging for sUAS

The FLIR Vue Pro thermal imaging camera is a step many commercial sensor and camera manufacturers have done. A purposefully…

Egyptian Oasis: Vacation in Hurghada

Long working hours, plenty of obligations to take care of in personal life as well as the depressing (non-)winter weather…

Godus: 22cans’ piece of art

The team of 22cans has devoted their time and effort into creating another game in the genre of god simulations….

OS X El Capitan 10.11: Chameleon, iMessage, NVRAM

I’d like to talk about iMessage, El Capitan and Yosemite. I’ve been using Mac OS X on a Maximus V…

Canon EF 35mm f2 IS USM: Hate to let it go

In december 2012 I decided to venture into full-frame photography and RAW videography by getting myself a Canon 5D Mark…

BMW options

I’ve been a great fan of BMW’s lineup of options that you can select when purchasing a new car. I’d…

GERMAN: Life is Strange: Ein Spiel als Film oder ein Film als Spiel?

GERMAN: Mit “Life is Strange” hat Ubisoft und Square Enix ein Spiel veröffentlicht, welches in fünf bisher bekannten Episoden herausgebracht…

Multicopter frame revision

I have finally gotten around to replacing the main frames of my multicopter setup. This allows me to easily attach…

Optimum OPTIturn TU 2004V lathe

We’ve recently acquired a lathe for our workshop. It’s a rather compact, yet precise and reliable machine from Optimum Germany….

Tarot retractable landing gear

An essential part of your multicopter is going to be a working, yet stable and light landing gear with plenty…

Preparations for faster AC charging

After having spoken to the BMW iAgent when I returned the BMW i3, he told me that the BMW is…

BMW i3 Test Drive

From tuesday morning to thursday afternoon I was granted the opportunity to experience a BMW i3 electric vehicle. BMW Leipzig…

Longs Motor 4 Axis CNC Kit

So, last night I got a Chinese looking package from Longs Motors (Hamburg Warehouse). The contents were limited to a…

Gimbal Motors

Today, I finally received my two GBM2804 019-100T gimbal motors from RCTimer. They are excellent value in my opinion. Tremendously…

DJI iPad Ground Station

The iPad Ground Station offering from DJI includes a 2.4GHz data link ground unit and air unit. It also comes…

Flytrex Core – A blackbox for UAVs

Today I received my Flytrex Core. This little piece of electronic is inserted in between the DJI PMU (power management…

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