Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend - Roasting Hot Dogs


It is a crisp Spring day in southern Indiana and a good time to get a small fire going in the fire pit. Once it was hot it was time to roast some hot dogs.




At the end of day, we had a small fire to sit around.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Antenna Modification for Syma X5C Controller


In an attempt to increase the range of the RF controller for the Syma X5C quadcopter controller I removed the 28 mm antenna with a Linksys WRT54 WiFi router one.

The new antenna works but I did not do a range test with the old antenna so I am not sure if it is about the same, better or worse than the new antenna. I did not modify the antenna in the quadcopter.

The router is 802.11b model so it could not be used securely anymore as a wireless router since it used only WEP. I could not flash upgrade it so I removed one of it's antennas.


The top of the antenna is threaded so it can be removed when storing the controller. In order to get it to fit in the snugly in the casing, the bottom section of threading needed to be wrapped in electrical tape to expand the diameter of the connector.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Frilly White-Purple Iris


Pictures of some frilly white-purple irises blooming Clark County, Indiana USA. Images taken in May 2015.