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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.

Studio VFLAT


I made some sturdy VFLATs for my studio from thick Styrofoam boards and 3d printed parts without using any tape – LOL. They came out great! Here is how I made them. 2x white Styrofoam boards 2000x1000x30mmBlack matte, acrylic water based paintPaint rollerWood screws d=4mm x 40mm3D printed folding screen hinges3D printed corner protectorsPieces of […]
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DIY Gobo Projector Godox AD100 Pro

DIY Gobo Projector Godox AD100 Pro

I made an update on how to get better results with the Godox V1 & AD100 Pro using my DIY Gobo projector. The AD200 Pro works perfect because it has a frosted glass front. The V1 & AD100 Pro does not have this. So you need some diffusion inside the gobo projector to illuminate the […]
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DIY gel holder

DIY Gel holder Godox AD300Pro

I got me some of these new compact & foldable Godox softboxes AD-S60S, AD-S65W, AD-S85S, etc. for my Godox AD300Pro’s. They work just fine but I wanted to use the magnetic color gels from my AK-R1 kit with them. So I decided to design my own gel holder compatible with the AD300 Pro. I made […]
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Profoto D2 color gels

Profoto D1/D2/B1 custom fitting gels

Just found an easy way on how to use gels without using gaffer tape or zip ties for my Profoto flashes. Also without getting in the way of any light modifiers. Keep in mind if you use the modeling lamp on full power (300W) the temperature in front of the frosted glass of the Profoto […]
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The included honeycomb grid in the Godox AK-R1 Kit was too wide and not working at all for creating a nice spot light. So I made my own ๐Ÿ™‚ I designed the DIY grid to be fixed inside the empty ring from the AK-R1 Kit that is used for CTO/CTB gels. The ring has 3 […]
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godox gp-v1 gobo projector

DIY Gobo Projector Godox V1 / AD200

I wanted a small and compact gobo projector for my flashes Godox V1 and AD200 PRO with H200R round head but there was nothing available. So I decided to build it myself. There is also enough space inside the housing to add a gel and diffusion filter from the Godox AK-R1 kit if needed. For […]
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Astrophotography with Pocket 6K

The Blackmagic Design Pocket 6K camera is so versatile. Lately I used it to take high resolution clips of the moon for stock agencies. I wanted to push it a little bit further to see if I can capture something like Jupiter and Saturn. Spoiler alert, yes it works but you need some preparation and […]
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Minelab GP-Extreme

Minelab GP-Extreme Battery Mod

I took out my old Minelab GP Extreme from the year 2000 to give it a try in the forest. But soon I realized how cumbersome and heavy that lead acid battery strapped to your hip was. The GP Extreme is still a pretty good detector but the battery system is not comfortable at all. […]
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Zodiac Nozzle

Sparks N’Flames

I got my new Kickstarter Zodiac Nozzles and couldn’t resist. I had to take some wicked photos before using them in my 3d printer. Since I was too lazy to go into my photostudio I did it on my home office desk with things I had lying around. And actually I first wanted to try […]
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moon with 3d printed telescope adapter

3d printed telescope adapter

Some days ago I got a couple of old IDS UI-3251LE-C-HQ / UI-3581LE-C-HQ industrial CMOS modules as a gift to play with. I immediately had the idea to connect them somehow to my Celestron NexStar 6SE telescope to capture the moon. These camera modules have a small S-Mount lensholder (M12x0.5mm) that I removed completely (and […]
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reverse macro lens

Reverse lens macro technique

Need extreme close-up shots of tiny objects in your video? You’re on a budget and don’t have these fancy extreme macro lenses? Use the technique called “reverse lens macro”. It’s well known in the macro photography world but surprisingly unknown in videography. Simply put, you take a wide angle lens, in example an old 28mm […]
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macro fly microscope lens

Microscope lenses on Pocket 6K

I was having fun lately with some normal macro photography and was curious if I somehow can use my fathers microscope lenses on my photo and film cameras. The idea is not new, a quick google search showed that it was indeed possible but you need a special adapter for these microscope lenses. The adapter […]
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Trianglelab tv-6 plated copper nozzle

3D Printer Nozzle tips

I’ve ordered different V6 nozzles for my original Prusa MK3 and wanted to take extreme close-up shots of the nozzle tips to see what they look like. Here they are – enjoy!
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silicone bed level mod prusa mk3

Silicone Bed Level Mod Prusa MK3

On my original Prusa MK3 (assembled by Prusa) I had a bed variance of 0.6mm across the whole bed. The afterwards integrated 7×7 mesh bed leveling did work but for my work I always found that the bed needs to be as flat as possible in the beginning. Agreed you won’t notice it on smaller […]
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sorbothane hemisphere

Sorbothane feet for 3D Printer

I always wanted to do this mod using sorbothane feet on my Prusa MK3 but I didn’t found them here in europe – until now ๐Ÿ™‚ After searching the obvious sources like amazon, ebay, etc. I couldn’t find them in the correct diameter or hardness and for a reasonable price. But I finally found a […]
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brittle pa-cf parts

Properly hydrate Nylon/PA-CF parts

In some cases you have to hydrate your Nylon PA-CF 3D printed parts or they will be too brittle and break upon assembly. Big companies like Molex are doing the same with their nylon electronic connector parts. They moisturize them to avoid breakage. Also since it is inevitable that the nylon part will absorb moisture […]
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esun pa-cf mk3 extruder part

My recipe for 3D printing with eSUN PA-CF

I am by no means an expert in printing with nylon filaments but I gathered as much information as possible from various forums, facebook groups, instagram etc. where people posted photos of amazing high quality prints with carbon nylon filament. To tell you right away: you have to dry your nylon filament first, no matter […]
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E3D Nozzle-X temperature difference

I just swapped my original E3D brass nozzle on my Prusa MK3 with a E3D Nozzle-X 0.4mm to be able to print abrasive filament. And yes it’s a pain in the ass changing Nozzle’s on that E3D V6 Hot End but with this Z-Catch Nozzle removal tool it was surprisingly easy. Since the Nozzle-X is […]
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VR PDW/RIFLE with interchangeable magnetic holder for Oculus Rift-S / Quest

Oculus Gunstock PDW VR

I’ve finished designing my own VR Gunstock PDW / RIFLE MK4 for Oculus Rift-S and QUEST. You can buy the STL files from the link below if you want to 3d print your own VR Rifle. Buy from here: PDW VR 217-MK4 For a more realistic look I’ve added a couple of details like picatinny […]
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BMPCC 4K / 6K Sun Hood

Sun Hood and Viewfinder for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & 6K I’ve made two versions of the Sun Hood. Both designs use a hinge to tilt up the Sun Hood and easily access the touch screen of the camera. -80mm Mini Sun Hood-195mm viewfinder adapter (with black cardboard) superb for bright sunlight The 80mm […]
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HoloBoxV2 for Smartphones

I’ve designed my own vertical Holobox for Smartphones, based on Pepper’s ghost illusion technique. Superb for advertising stuff! Slide in the acrylic glass sheet and put your smartphone on the top. Pictures, Animations, Videos etc. that are on black background work best. On your smartphone turn “off” automatic brightness and move the slider to maximum […]
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AirManagerV2 for 3D Printing enclosure

After I saw the video from Zortrax about their HEPA Cover Filtering Device (watch video below) I think โ€œfor meโ€ a HEPA and active carbon filter is plenty sufficient for keeping the air clean in my 3d printing enclosure. Certainly better than nothing. But Iโ€™ve designed it with a radial blower and in such a […]
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deflector bracked 3d printed

DIY Elinchrom Rotalux deflector bracket for GODOX AD400PRO

I’ve bought the amazing GODOX AD400PRO with Elinchrom mount. But I soon realized, that I cannot use my Elinchrom deflectors anymore. The AD400PRO is missing the mounting hole. I’ve designed and 3d printed brackets on my Prusa i3 MK3 from white PETG that work really well holding the deflector in place. Although I made it […]
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cookie cutter

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ or maybe not? Who cares? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Naughtyโ€ฆoh behave!Have a wonderful Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can download the 100mm version from Cults3D: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/naughties/sex-positions-naughty-christmas-4-piece-cookie-cutter-kit Print Settings:Prusament PLA 0.2mm SPEED PresetPrinter: Prusa […]
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Perfect 3D printer enclosure for PRUSA i3 MK3

Iโ€™ve found the perfect enclosure for my Prusa i3 MK3 3D printer (no modification needed!). Itโ€™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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