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Daniel's Nerd Blog

Some interesting and maybe not so interesting stuff. A couple of DIY projects for everyone and some BTS shots.

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3D printed nasty christmas cookie cutters

I’ve designed and 3d printed some funny & nasty christmas cookie cutters on my Prusa i3 MK3. Great as a surprise gift for Christmas 🙂 or maybe not? Who cares? 🙂 🙂 🙂Here you can download the STL files: Nasty_Cookie_Cutters Print Settings: Printer: Prusa i3 MK3 Filament: PLA Layer Height: 0.2mm Infill: 20% Supports: No […]
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Perfect 3D printer enclosure for PRUSA i3 MK3

I’ve found the perfect enclosure for my Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer (no modification needed!). It’s a cheap server wall mount cabinet for only 79,- EUR. You can find it on ebay or in different computer online shops. It has 4 mm safety glass and powder coated sheet metal walls. The roof and bottom have […]
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CoinPhotoBox v2.0 Prototype for Smartphones

Finished today my new CoinPhotoBox v2.0 prototype for smartphones. Now with illuminated removable rulers! No postproduction needed. Place your smartphone on top and shoot. I wanted a simple way of taking good quality pictures of my treasure hunting finds without fiddling around with lighting setups. Therefore I had this idea by using a smartphone and […]
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Custom Foam Insert Canon C200 + Accessories

I’ve designed my own custom foam insert in AutoCad for my Canon C200 + Accessories. I precisely measured every part to fit nice and smoothly into the insert. The foam was sandwiched together and I also let them add a white sheet in between to make it look more sexy! The case type is a […]
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Arduino – diy 4 axis motion controller

Arduino based 4 axis Motion Controller My diy T400 Motion Controller by Cyberdyne Systems 🙂 All in One – Focusmotor/Miniturntable/Pan&Tilt Module I’ve added an auxiliary lemo port to the old edelkrone motion & target module. This allows me to control motion module and target head together with other axes through ARC motion control software from […]
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A creative way to use Edelkrone equipment

Here is how I use the old Edelkrone equipment in a creative way. I use a small magic arm and attach it to the edelkrone target head. The target head is used as a tilted turntable. This way you can create the flying coin effect. It just depends how you position the arm and the […]
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360 Stabilizer – Kraken36 v1.1 Adapter for DJI Osmo Mobile

Finished Kraken36 v1.1 Adapter for Samsung Gear 360 + DJI Osmo Mobile. UPDATE: Wanna shoot super smooth 360 VR videos with your Samsung Gear 360 & DJI Osmo Mobile? I decided to sell my blueprints to DIY people who want to build their own Kraken36 adapter. Check out the link on Sellfy: https://sellfy.com/p/lqYJ
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360 Stabilizer – DJI Osmo Mobile Prototype Adapter for 360

Here is my finished 360 Stabilizer – DJI Osmo Mobile prototype adapter “Kraken36v1” for the Samsung Gear 360. I’ve made it from plywood and used screws + nuts as counterweights. UPDATE: Wanna shoot super smooth 360 VR videos with your Samsung Gear 360 & DJI Osmo Mobile? I decided to sell my blueprints to DIY […]
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360 Stabilizer = DJI Osmo Mobile + Samsung Gear 360

I’ve succeeded to built my own special adapter for the DJI Osmo Mobile gimbal. It was a lil bit tricky because the Osmo Mobile motors are weak. But I did it and now I can shoot gimbal stabilized footage with the Samsung Gear 360 camera. The test footage was only stabilized with the Osmo Mobile […]
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Finished hardcase with custom foam inserts

  From the AutoCad drawing to the finished product. Everything looks and fits perfectly. This is how my finished knockoff Pelicase with the custom foam inserts for my edelkrone video equipment looks like in reality. Thomas Forster from “www.schaumstoff-inlay.de” did a great job on the cnc cutting. UPDATE: Want a sexy looking foam insert for […]
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Custom foam Inserts for my edelkrone equipment

  Today I’ve designed my own custom foam inserts in AutoCad for my cheap knockoff Pelicase. Now my edelkrone equipment is safe and it looks more impressive when carried around. The knockoff hardcase is actually a gun case I’ve bought for EUR 95,- from ebay. The external dimensions are 1140x420x150mm. Here’s the link to the […]
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Pizza cardboard viewfinder for BMCC / BMPC4K

Yesterday we shot outside in sunny daylight with the BMPC4K and of course I couldn’t see anything on the touchscreen. (And we had no SDI viewfinder). Therefore I’ve quickly built a super duper viewfinder from a pizza cardboard. It looks really shitty but it works great! It is collapsible and has also a Swing-Away technology […]
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Sony Cyber-shot F828 IR Magnet Hack in 2 seconds!

I needed this camera today with IR mode on full manual control but it was of course locked by firmware in Auto-Mode when switched to Nightshot. Aaarrrgh! After thinking about how the internal mechanism could work I’ve opened it and found out how to easily move the IR-Cut filter from a Sony Cyber-shot F828 and […]
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Built myself some professional DIY KinoFlo’s

In the last few days I’ve built myself a couple of 4ft 4Bank professional DIY KinoFlo’s for an upcoming shoot. I improved the original design by integrating the fixture inside an ultralight Flightcase. This makes them very portable and no bags are needed anymore. Here are a couple of snapshots I took with my phone. […]
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Motion Controlled Dolly + CODE

I’ve got a couple of requests to upload the Arduino Code for my Motion Controlled Dolly again. Since I’ve updated my homepage, some of the old Blog links and resources do not work anymore. Therefore I repost the whole thing again. Here is the final code for my Motion Controlled Dolly (based on Arduino and […]
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