In this blog you will find posts about 🚁 FPV racing drones (building, repairing and flying), 💻 web development, 🏠 smart home automation, 👨🎓️ life-long learning, goals and stories as well as who knows what else in the future.
I write code, solve problems and sometimes stream on twitch. I love flying FPV drones, 3D printing, contributing to open source, and working on fpvtips.com.
Last 5 recent posts:
Goal review for 2018 and a look into 2019 🎉
It’s that time of the year again, and what a year it has been! Strap yourselves in, this is gonna be a long one! I really enjoy these reflection posts . They shed a lot of light on what happened in the past 12 months. If anything, I think we should all reflect even more frequently, because it helps you build clarity and see how you have improved against yourself from the previous year…10 min read by Georgi Yanev on Dec 09, 2018 in learning
Solving problems using 3D printing
Recently I had a very minor issue, however perfect candidate to be solved using 3D printing. I’m fairly new to 3D printing, only got my printer a couple of weeks ago and I do have some 3D modelling experience (mainly from working on hobby / school game projects, such as Maze Crawler or Rollin’ Shark from a few years ago). I use the awesome open source software Blender for my 3D…4 min read by Georgi Yanev on Oct 20, 2018 in projects
Upgrading your Wizard x220 Part 2
Over time I have done a number of upgrades to my Wizard x220 . So many in fact, it’s nowadays more of a custom build than a wizard and that’s half the fun. Here’s a few upgrades regarding soft mounting motors, thread locking the motor screws, removing motor guards and leds. Remove motor guards Soft mount motors Thread lock the motor screws BONUS: remove leds Let’s do this! Remove motor…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Aug 11, 2018 in fpv
Wizard x220 camera upgrade
One of the best upgrades you can do to your Wizard x220 is definitely changing the stock camera. It is pretty much widely agreed upon that that camera is an underperformer. Here’s my experience of upgrading to the Runcam Split 2 . Now here’s a quick disclaimer: unless you need the features that Runcam Split 2 provides, there is no need to go for it and you can just as easily get…2 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 17, 2018 in fpv
Making a youtube timestamp screenshot app
I recently wanted to extract a screenshot from a YouTube video of one of my racing drone flights. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Turned out much harder than I thought, so I decided to make an app to solve it for me. Defining the problem You see, YouTube generates up to 4 different sizes of the video thumbnail and does not expose any API for timestamped thumbnails. And so at this…5 min read by Georgi Yanev on Jul 14, 2018 in projects
Additionally, the Eternal Archives section of the blog hosts a bunch of unedited content (fan fiction, music and programming) from the early 2000s when I was only 15 - 17.
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