I believe that however we build apps on the web, they always end up in the hands of humans and it's crucial that we address web performance and page load times.
I write articles about 🚁 FPV quads (building and flying), 💻 web development, 🏠 smart home automation, 👨🎓️ life-long learning and other topics from my personal experience.
This blog was a joy to build using Gatsby 💜 (a React based static site generator) and is hosted on Firebase 🔥.
Last 5 recent posts:
🆕 Mitigating and investigating a hacked smart home
A few days ago (27th May) roughly between 22:00-23:00 I was visited by a "white hat" hacker. Although the guy could not do any real damage and he was "good" enough to rename my Philips Hue bulbs to hacked! (to attract my attention?), the experience was not pleasant and of course had to be mitigated. 📖 Story time: As stated above, said white-hat hacker was only ever able to rename 3 of…3 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jun 02, 2018 in smart-home
How to flash XM+ and setup RSSI
Sometimes you might need to flash new firmware on the XM+ receiver . The two main reasons as to why you may want to do that are usually: You have purchased LBT (EU) version of the receiver and need to flash the FCC (US) firmware (or the other way around) You want to enable RSSI on channel 16 (requires latest firmware) If these sound familiar, look no further, let's get this done…4 min read by Georgi Yanev on May 14, 2018 in fpv
How to make a smoke stopper
A smoke stopper can save your quad many times. In a nutshell what it does is it acts as a load between your battery and your quad. In the case of a short, the light bulb goes on and your board, escs and motors are safe. Nifty! The build is relatively simple. Here's everything you need: 12V 21 Watt light bulb 1 male and 1 female XT-60 connectors 16 AWG wire (red and black) Switch Switch…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Apr 14, 2018 in fpv
Quad build 2018
This build is heavily inspired by UAVfutures' 110MPH build with some changes. Building this quad had its ups and downs as you can tell from the rest of the article. While I don't give up easily in the face of challenge, I'd like to point out that after having issues with 2 of those Racerstar StarF4S boards, I DO NOT RECOMMEND them for your build and am myself looking for an…9 min read by Georgi Yanev on Mar 17, 2018 in fpv
How to add Frsky XM+ receiver to the Eachine Wizard x220
The Frsky XM+ receiver is an awesome little thing. Coming in at only $14 it is a tiny, but full featured receiver for Taranis radios. Since I originally bought my first drone with a Flysky receiver, but lately transitioned to the Taranis Q X7 radio, it only made sense to mod the Wizard x220 so I can fly it with my new favorite radio. Here's the final product. Solder and connect the…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Mar 17, 2018 in fpv
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