Quadcopter Rear lights can be very bright -beware!

This is the first test of the lighsystem of my homemade quadcopter…cover your eyes….

I used LED strips that were desigend to be submerged in water ( for aquarium accent lighting) ,which gives you somebenefits.

  1. the are waterthight and won’t burn out every time you submerge your quadrotor in the dirt.
  2. the are cheap as chips
  3. they are extremely bright
  4. they work directly hooked up to the pdb (11,1V 3Cell Lipo)

ATARI 800XL Teardown – see the innards of this Retro-Computer

The 8-Bit Line of ATARI Computers was very popular in the 80’s in the US but not among the european enthusiasts. This particular machine is a Fleamarket find in Austria (Commodore-Land), and was a pretty uncommon  treasure.
Take a look at the innards of the machine! I haven’t managed to get it back running yet it has some bad corrosion going on and i had no time to fix it for now..but someday it will be restored in some form or another…