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Saturday, July 05, 2014
I have since acquired two collective pitch Helicopters (Blade mCPX and Nano CPX) after I did a review on the Syma S107G about 3 years ago!
Recently I got myself another toy.
A new version upgraded Hubsan X4 H107L 2.4G 4CH RC Quadcopter RTF Mode 2.
The package came as expected but a little crumpled. Luckily the good internal packaging design kept the items within well and safe. The moment when I opened the box, the well finished glossy canopy of the X4 caught my attention. Charged the battery and flew it round my living room and this little thing is a blast! Extremely stable after initialising the gyro and at normal mode anybody can fly it around. Manoeuvring turns nicely needs some practice. Otherwise pirouette turns on the spot might just get it round the corners. After flying helicopters for some time, finding the forward direction after a few spins on the squarish quad is tricky as all sides looked the same. So recognising the blade colours or the LEDs to determine 'tail in' will make navigation less of a guessing game.
What disappoints me is are the stock blades. I gave it a few flights and one of the black ones keep popping off. I realised it was looser than the rest. I hope mine is a unique rare case. Luckily the package comes with spare blades. Once I got it changed, the X4 continues its blasting performance.
I hope I'll be able to get a set of replacement blades from T-Mart since the loose black one is not my fault though. I don't want to be using my spares so quickly...
Overall experience 4/5. I wished the transmitter would look more handsome. A little Toyish looking. Already considering another one with the camera option.
Sunday, September 04, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Daniel's Design Journal SOS
What you will find in there:
- Mind-maps and notes and summaries I wrote on the whiteboard.
- Mind-Maps on various design topics that will help you in your design journey.
- Drawing ideas, suggestion and tips.
- Other stuffs related to design.
So keep looking out for updates as we take this exciting journey on design...
(somewhere on the top right hand side of this blog) to get there.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
- WHY? What might be the problem?
- If you are the driver holding the car key, what other inconveniences can you identify?
- Look at the two images above and make your observations.
- Do your own experiment on the situation to experience it first hand.
- Shadow someone.
- Take note of this the next time you do grocery shopping with your family. Make sure you have lots of stuffs...
- What is the design need?
- What is the design opportunity here?
Monday, May 17, 2010
- What are they for?
- What are those out-of-place semi-circled rods for?
- What functions do you think they serve?
- You do not see them in your regular cups don't you? Are they redundant features?
- If you wash a few cups how do you dry them?
- Is it possible to stack-em up and yet allow the cups to dry?
Sunday, May 16, 2010
- What is the difference between the two bins?
- Which bin do you think is a better design? Why so?
Spotted: Slope @ HDB Corridor
Walk around in your neighbourhood.
You'll find many inclined planed structures at the void-decks and the corridors.
Do you think a cat will be sleeping inside? What happens if you conveniently throw away your piece of crushed receipt inside there?
- Have you ever thought why they were designed that way?
- There are many other similar examples around you. Go find them.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, December 18, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
- What are the advantages / disadvantages of this innovation?
- What are the other products/object could adapt this idea of carrying/transportation?
- Is there anyway this idea could be further developed and improved?
Saturday, November 07, 2009
- What is good / no good about this innovation?
- Make a long list to suggest how else this innovation could be used.
- How can this concept be modified / improved for other applications?
- Does this idea have the potential to lead to other interesting solutions? What are they?
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
- Where else can you think of that needs the concept of 'aiming'?
- Can you think of fun and humorous alternative ideas other than a fly for the urinal?
- Is there any way to adapt the concept and make it useful for women???
Monday, September 28, 2009
- Think of other uses for a plastic table spoon.
- Think of alternatives ideas to display price tags interestingly?
- What about disposable chopsticks?
- What happens if it is possible to plant upside down?
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Fact #1 : The wheels (made of two discs and fixed on both ends of the shaft) remain free to rotate on the travelator!
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Many of them did not survive their migration to the other side of the road. Not because they were caught by birds, but because they became squashed caterpillas. They don't look very delicious. And their brightly colored body may suggest that they are poisonous.
Since caterpillas cannot be taught how not to wander into human pathways, at least people can be reminded to watch out out for them.
So, I created this road sign and posted a few outside my office. =) All done in between breaks of course...
Friday, May 01, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Why not?... but not without the persoanl attitude to want to think and to put in the best effort.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
I was there on time. We all had a worksheet each.
Most people took notes.
Some summarised in a few sentences.
Few managed to write key words.
One "cartoon'ed". =)
Here are few lessons to share with you from today's M.a.D session.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
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Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
SECOND is not an option;
As if being FIRST is.
FIRST does require exceeding efforts;
As if being SECOND doesn’t.
Being FIRST or SECOND is actually neither good nor bad;
Until unhealthy competitions and comparisons becomes the fad.
Be the FIRST to love,
Be the FIRST to serve, and
Be the FIRST to give & contribute;
Be the LAST who contradicts.
As if these are important. They actually are.
Composed by Daniel Lim, 06.12.07
Thursday, December 06, 2007
There is no need to hurry to be first.
It is common, but not necessary;
Sooner could be bitter; later could be sweeter.
There is a need to slow down to be later,
It is not common, but necessary.
Later could be better; sooner could be disaster.
Fine, if someone gets there before you in a hurry.
“LOOK! ...” The first mouse grabs the cheese in a scurry. “…SNAP!!!”
Who is wise if “The Second Mouse Get the Cheese”?
The shallow says it is due fate and a mere coincidence;
The wise recognizes that it is due deliberate efforts and due diligence:
There can be no wine; if there is no fermenting.
There can be no mayonnaise; if you ignore emulsion.
The world is rolled flat for a rat race;
Progressing fast and furious for all its worth.
Recognitions and rewards set the pace;
Accumulating awards and achievements set his worth.
A mouse trap for many,
A sounding warning to detour for few;
For the returns of gratifications and pleasures are high,
But for the latter, the returns of contentment and joy are higher.
But this I know, this other little thing about being first;
It is necessary to be first,
If you know what is to come, but not from you,
That might be bitter and not sweeter; disaster and not better.
Composed by Daniel Lim, 01.12.07
Saturday, October 13, 2007
There could be a simpler way of working a tap. One which will cost less to manufacture, less maintenance and one which neither rely on mechanisms nor electronics to work and minimize water wastage.
The ability to represent ideas in the forms of quick sketches in a variety of appropriate drawing perspectives helps the designer to further explore and evaluate the idea. I name this process 'Paper Talk'. Exploded views are presented frequently and act as valuable visual aids to show how parts interact and how they can be assembled.
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The actual (not assembled) paper cut out model according to the proposed dimensions is also shown above. The image below shows the actual product.
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