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15-Minute Upgrade

When my brother’s computer (a MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011) started to lag, my dad decided to let me upgrade it instead of buying a new computer. Here is a time-lapse video of the whole process (as the title suggests, the upgrade took me 15 minutes in real time to execute) :


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I purchased (for the computer hardware):

-16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 PC3-10600 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V 

Things Break


3D printing is still not perfect. It won’t ever be perfect. But somehow, my printer seems to break in exactly the way that nobody online has ever reported! Luckily, having built the printer, I know how to take it apart.


(Clockwise from top left: jammed up through the side, broken; taken apart, broken; cleaned and fixed, still apart; the offending pieces; put back together, fixed.)


Always test for success before walking away.  Here ⬆️ I printed a test calibration box which I designed and posted on Thingiverse (you can see it through this link:

Most times though, I haven’t built the thing that I am fixing. Which brings me to the point of … never be afraid to open something up to fix it. …

F330 and F450 FPV Camera Bracket/Mount

Top Shot on Quad

Duct tape! Really? 

When I decided to get an FPV (First-Person-View) camera for my quadcopter, the recommended way of attaching it to the quad was (a) duct tape or (b) the really expensive filming mounts meant for professional grade cinematography, not a 12-year-old’s hobby. So I took it as a challenge and designed my own bracket using 3D modeling software for 3D printing (see photo below, the yellow mount).  The bracket attaches to the drone easily with zip ties.

I posted the final designs of the bracket on Youmagine (

YouMagine Label for Charged Batteries

I've uploaded a design that I created for my quadcopter/drone to YouMagine, a 3D-file-sharing site. The design is a label that I attach to my quadcopter batteries to tell me that they are charged. It is in the shape of a lightning bolt and has raised text on the top that reads “Charged.” Feel free to download it and use it yourself!

You can visit the post through this link (

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