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Upgrading Stabby...

Stabby says HI! but, he is totally going through some upgrades right now, so, he’s… in pieces… !

Disassembled Even! Poor Stabby!

But, UPGRADES! Seriously, the first main thing is a change of shoes… uhm, tracks…

On the right are the original tracks, small, dinky… serviceable, but, well, dinky and would get thrown if the little guy came across an obstacle. Also, He could not pursue anyone onto tile floors, no traction! So his main objective, slicing ankles, could not be achieved if someone retreated to my kitchen or bathroom… On the Left, are the upgrades, and, they come with rubber inserts so… there is no safety on the tile!

The next upgrade is the neck motor!

I got a Servo Motor (bottom) to replace the M motor (Top) for his neck! The M Motor is a full rotational motor, so, I had to use a clutch gear and stops so he wouldn’t spin his whole head stalk around and break the wires that light up his eyes. The Servo Motor is limited to three main positions, Center, and 90° Left/Right, if used with a toggle switch, or, if you use a speed regulator, it has 7 increments between center and full left or right.

Which leads me up to the controller!

Lookit that beauty! I have a third IR Receiver coming in, so, three remotes, Red on the left controls the left tracks, blue on the far right controls the right track. That leaves blue on channel 2, and red on Channel 1 for accessories. The Speed controller in the center, is going to be set for channel 3, and will control the head motions, turning left/right, and elevating the head up and down!

So, stay tuned! I’ll post more updates as I get the sprockets in for the new treads, the new IR receiver, and start implementing the upgrades!

WOOT!

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2018 Maserati Levante by Mansory

2017 Geneva International Motor Show

#GIMS2017

Os 10 melhores filmes da década (até agora)

Com a primeira metade da década de 2010 terminada, muitos foram os filmes que marcaram o período. 12 Years A Slave, Argo, The Artist, The King’s Speech e The Hurt Locker venceram os Oscars; Winter Sleep, Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Amour, The Tree Of Life e Uncle Boonmee venceram a Palma de Ouro.

Com o 3D cada vez mais presente no futuro do cinema, Avatar revolucionou a arte e torna-se o mais bem sucedido filme da história. O cinema independente mantém-se criativo e, apesar da crise mundial estar assente, o cinema continua ainda assim a ser uma das artes mais importantes. 

Desse modo, reunimos os dez filmes que consideramos que mais se destacaram nestes primeiros cinco anos, desde a belíssima obra de Miguel Gomes, a irreverência de Leos Carax ou o regresso do enome Béla Tarr.

10. AMOUR, MICHAEL HANEKE

9. CAVALO DINHEIRO, PEDRO COSTA

8. THE MASTER, PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON

7. POST TENEBRAS LUX, CARLOS REYGADAS

6. HOLY MOTORS, LEOS CARAX

5. A SEPARATION, ASGHAR FARHADI

4. MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA, RAUL RUIZ

3. TABU, MIGUEL GOMES

2. TREE OF LIFE, TERRENCE MALICK

1. TURIN HORSE, BÉLA TARR

Geneva up and running.

The Mercedes-AMG C 43 Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show Media Night.

Photo by Stephen Reuß.

[Combined fuel consumption: 8.4-8.3 l/100 km | CO₂ emissions: 194-190 g/km | http://mb4.me/EfficiencyStatement]

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The Rolls-Royce Dawn - Uncompromised Drophead Luxury

Our new Rolls-Royce Dawn promises a striking, seductive encounter like no other Rolls-Royce to date, and begins a new age of open-top, super-luxury motoring. Dawn is a beautiful new motor car that offers the most uncompromised open-top motoring experience in the world. Quite simply, it is the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.”

- Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Koenigsegg Regera is 1800bhp of mad

Petrol-electric, single-speed hypercar hits Geneva. 93-155mph? 3.2 secs. Jeez.

Welcome, everyone, to the most insane luxury hypercar on Planet Earth.

It’s Koenigsegg’s ‘Regera’ - translated as ‘to reign’ in Swedish - and is a milestone in the history of Top Gear’s favourite Swedish hypercar manufacturer, because it’s been built as a luxurious car with crushing speed.

Just how crushing will blow your minds. [x]

Focus on Fun.

At this year’s Techno Classica - SIHA, we concentrate on the culture of open-top motoring. Visit us in Hall 1 from 6-10 April or join us live on Facebook this Wednesday.