So summer is here which means time to sort some more stuff out in the garden. I decided to start with this old dilapidated retaining. The banks are stable but the old wood and bare earth don’t look so good hence retaining time. Hope you enjoy, still a load more to do around the section. Thanks for watching Hit the like if you enjoyed and SUBSCRIBE for more.

So I decided I would like to Time-lapse 3D prints but that takes some electronics and some Gcode to make the printer move the print head out of the way so a photo can be taken of the print morphing out of the print bed. So this is a video of me having a go at making a time-lapse rig for my Tevo Tornado printer. I am using a hall sensor and a relay connected to an Arduino Nano to fire the camera shutter. I have had to print some parts write some code and Gcode to make this work but the results at the end are pretty good so I will improve it and do some time lapse prints. Oh I am talking through the whole video sorry lol. Thanks for watching subscribe to see more or like if you enjoyed.Links to prints and parts.Ender 3 time-lapse rig - Devin Montes Solo in Carbonite - Hidden Box and Bookend - by WeeksB Heart Vase – by Gyrobot website

So I have a load of ply wood cut offs from all the shelving and stuff I have been doing so thought I would try and make something from them. So I decided to make a workbench that I could use for building stuff on and working on 3D prints and stuff. So a time lapse of me making and spraying the workbench. Sorry for the flickering on the first part but have finally sorted so should not happen anymore. Anyway hope you enjoy hit the like if you do or the SUBSCRIBE to see more.

So lock down has given me time to test and print some 3D time-lapse as it can take a while so here are a few of my first tests:

01:20 Moon -
01:40 Pikachu -
02:05 Big Pikachu - (scaled)
03:13 My Head – Me done by ME lol
04:33 Han Solo in Carbonite (Finished Model) made up from several STL’s available on the web

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So I bought another 3D printer. This is Two Trees Sapphire S Core XY printer. This just means the bed goes up and down and the X and Y axis move. It uses a Lerdge X Control board and the printer comes 75% built with all electronics installed etc. You just need to put the frame together and wire. This is just a time-lapse of me putting it together and showing some test prints I did to see if the settings are OK. So far really impressed with the printer but I messed with the profile I made in Simplify 3D and need to look at it as all my prints are falling now lol. So hope you enjoy Subscribe for more and hit the Like button if you enjoyed and any comments are appreciated.

So it is time to upgrade to a new PC the one I use as my main PC is now over 5 years old and starting to feel its age. I did film the build but got carried away with the build rather than the filming but as we are in lock down I have done the best I can with the video I had. Hope you enjoy and hit the LIKE if you did or SUBSCRIBE for more.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core,24 Threads
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 UD ATX
Memory: 32GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series
Gcard: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER Windforce 8GB
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 (2280),NVMe SSD
Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Air Black ATX MidTower Gaming Case
Fans: Cooler Master 4 X 120mm Case Fan
Fan Controller: Cooler Master ARGB & PWM HUB 1 to 6 Port

So time to start putting in some storage under the printer benches so I can continue to sort and finish the workshop, Though it does seem like I have too much stuff and need to have a decent sort out and throw out a lot of things I have stored like 250gig HD’s and old power supplies. Anyway hope you enjoy and please hit the like if you do or Subscribe for more. Thanks for watching.

So another garden video sorry it’s been so long but we are having a heat wave and have not had rain for over 4 months so the ground is like concrete and my cameras keep overheating so this is a bit of time-lapse and then video of what I have been doing, not a lot as its toooooo hot. You can see the grass going from green to brown through the video as the drought takes hold. We also had the smoke form the Australian fires got dark at mid-day and the light had funny orange glow, picture at end of video. Anyway SUBSCRIBE for more or hit like Like button if you enjoyed. Thanks for watching.

So when I put the spare tyre on I noticed the rear pads where pretty low, I have not changed the brakes on the Jeep since I have had it and I have done 80K in it. So thought it was time to do before it’s WOF (Warrant of fitness) MOT if you’re in the UK, it’s a yearly check to make sure the vehicle is fit to be on the road. Fronts seem fine so just a time-lapse of me changing the brakes and checking fluids. I do as much vehicle maintenance as I can myself, never take to a garage unless I do not have the special tool required or I can’t work out what is wrong / going on. Car maintenance is not really hard, a car is a pretty basic thing once you take away the computers and like anything else the first time you do something it can be a steep learning curve but it’s easy the second time. Hope you enjoy, hit the like if you do and Subscribe for more.

So bit of a mix as we are having a new hot water tank installed and also having it moved under the house. I have finally made a start on framing out the garage area for a computer room. Part of the problem is organising all my stuff so I can make space to do all the jobs that need doing. This is Episode 2 of the workshop as the printer room was meant to be Episode 1 and I titled it wrong. Still a load more work to do and we have started to make plans on what we are going to do with the gardens like outdoor areas, sheds and veggie patch. So hope you enjoy, Subscribe for more and a like would be great.

Spring has sprung and we want to grow some veggies but as we have only just moved in and we are getting used to the property and deciding how we would like to layout the gardens and decks we don’t want to dig an area for growing and then change our mind later so have decided to make some small grow boxes for this year and then we can use else where one we start to put in the features that we want. Hope you enjoy, hit the like if you did or subscribe for more.

Still loads to do in the garden and spring has sprung so time to plant and removing some trees. Also finish off the Bamboo and some other stuff that needed doing. Still have not come up with any ideas for a better intro so will keep working on that. So hope you enjoy and please hit the Like or Subscribe for more.

Time to sort the room for the 3D printers; it’s a mess. No lights, full of rubbish and it’s hard to film in such a small room. I am trying to save money so I am recycling a lot of wood and other stuff that I kept after finishing the shed and the last house, the materials I am buying are either recycled or seconds from a great second-hand builders yard in Whangarei and it’s a lot cheaper and it’s just a room for printers. I am also having some random issues with the LED lights and the shutter speed on the cameras, sometimes it causes stripping / flickering and then others it does not, so sorry for any bits of film that are well rough. I will do some testing once I have time. So now I can set my printers back up and get some prints going, I have a lot I want to do. Hope you enjoy.

Now that we have had a new hot water tank installed and it has been moved I can sort out the utility room. Needs tidying, shelves and the washing machine moved so that what this video is about. Not completely finished as the floor needs changing and I need to make some more stuff to go in the room, shoe racks etc. I will apologise now for the intro as yesterday I realized that I am using the intro from the old property so thought I would make a new one and then had a complete blank and in the few hours I had this is all I came up with. So will either work more on this one or hopefully have an idea for a new one. Hope you enjoy, like if you do and subscribe to see more.

This is the first video of us starting to get things sorted around the new property. So this is more what we have to do not what we want to do at the moment. You know all the things that a new property needs doing as the last owners did not bother? So power washing, pruning and some odd jobs.
Lots more coming as spring and summer roll in. so enjoy

So decided the first job is to get the bike sorted, mainly as I can’t be bothered sorting and moving boxes at the moment. Was hoping it would be an easy job and would only take an afternoon but as usual not that lucky, bigger problem than just a flat battery as it has been unused for several years. So just a film of me sorting the carburettor out on the bike and getting it running again. Hope you enjoy Subscribe for more or a Like would be great. Thanks.

So just a quick video of all the parts I have of the camera slider I was building and using stop motion for the first time to film the process. A lot missing and just using the clips I have to hand. I will be finishing this as soon as I can get my workshop up and running. The final outcome I hope will be a slider with a pan head that is programmable so that you can do the same movement over and over again. Thanks for watching, hope you enjoy.

Dano Songs.

Just a quick video to answer some comments and also an update on why no uploads for a while.
Also what is coming next?
So I am still about and I will be uploading more videos hopefully on a more regular basis than I have been and hope you are interested in the different things I like to do. If you are a LIKE would be great or SUBSCRIBE for more. Thanks for watching.
Dano Songs.

Just me making some plum jam from the Plum trees in our garden. They always produce a lot of fruit and it’s not possible to eat them all fresh so we make some jam. Recipe: You need weight for weight Plums (stone removed) and sugar. 100ml water 1 Tbls lemon juice per Kg A knob of unsalted butter (personal choice) does not change taste but helps with the frothing when boiling. Stone the plums and put in a heavy bottom pot Put on high heat Add water Bring to boil Turn down and simmer for 30 -40 minutes or until plums are soft Blend for extra smooth jam Add sugar quarter at a time and stir thoroughly until dissolved Bring to a rolling boil Test with thermometer needs to reach 105C for 5mins to set If you do not have a thermometer then you can do the plate test (see Google) When ready sterilize 7 jam jars (for 2Kg) and pour jam in Seal date and eat. Hope you enjoy Thanks for watching.

A few folks asked what I make my Intros with, so I though I would do a quick video showing how I do it, though this is not a how to, the film is sped up. This is just for an idea I have, this is very rough, just a test to see if it will look ok (it looks amazing in my mind, way beyond my skill level with these programs lol). I use several programs Autodesk Maya, Adobe Photoshop and Corel Video Studio. As I said this is very rough and just to make sure my imagination is not surpassing my ability. It will need a lot more work to be a finished intro. So hope you enjoy, Thumbs up if you like. Subscribe if you want to see more random videos. Music: Parachute Music

I am just pickling some beetroot. Really easy you just need Beetroot and Vinegar oh and a jar to store it in. Music: Parachute Music https:\\

So the first part of making and installing a dust extraction system in the shed, this is just putting together a cyclone I printed in several parts (see below for cyclone link) and testing. Then fixing some issues I had with parts I used. Also my largest print on the Tevo Tornado so far diameter size. Still love the Tornado just prints everything I throw at it time after time. Hope you enjoy.

Bensound -
Piano Moment

Thingiverse Part:
Cyclone Dust Seperator

Bought a new toy, thought I would do a video and then lost all the video and a load of other video I have taken. So until I fix the issue this is what I was able to throw together. Enjoy.

Un-boxing film: 1.39
Flying and quick shots: 6.20
Tracking Jeep down beach: 10.43
Hand Landing: 12.40

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So I have bought a new larger format 3D printer, a Tevo Tornado. Print area is huge 300 X 300 X 400 mm, well this is a huge print area for me anyway. This is just me un-boxing, building and using the printer for the first time. This is my first YouTube video with me talking so I apologize in advance lol. I am blown away with the tornado, worked out of the box, came well packaged and it has produced some really well printed large items with no issues or fails.

Tevo Site:

The items I am printing as upgrades for the Tornado can be found on Thingiverse with these links:


Tevo Tornado Strain Relief:


So hope you enjoy and like I said I apologize for the talking but there may be more videos coming with me talking away on them as there is only so much you can do with text titles.

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So I finally got around to making a bench-top power supply for the shed. Just using a computer PSU and some parts I have picked up for it. Just a time-lapse of me making the box and fitting / soldering all the parts. Hope you enjoy and I will show more of it being used in other videos.

Dano Songs

Great World Techno
Im Gonna Go
Deep Ocean

Parts and Links :

LCD converter Adjustable Voltage meter Regulator DP50V5A Programmable Power Supply Module Buck Voltmeter Ammeter

Red DC 0-100V/10A Digital Current Voltage Monitor DC Voltmeter Ammeter Amperemeter Volt Meter Car Battery Tester

DC-DC Step Up Down Boost buck Voltage Converter Module LM2577S LM2596S Power


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