Two Saturdays ago was "yard sale day," and my Mom, my little sister Sophie, and Johanna went garage sailing with my friend Adrian's family, and one of the things that Adrian got was a free hoverboard. I had assumed that this hoverboard was broken, so I asked if I could borrow it to try to fix it. And Adrian had agreed, so later that night, I began taking the hoverboard apart. I had checked the battery level with a power level indicator, and it had said that it was full, so I realized that the problem is between the power switch and the battery. And my brother Gideon found out the problem. It was that the power box cable wasn't plugged in. Once I plugged it in, the hoverboard turned on! I reassembled the hoverboard and took it outside, but it kept beeping with a red light when I turned it on. After a bit of googling, I found a video showing how to reset the hoverboard. I tried it, and it worked! I gave it back to Adrian the next day.

Ender-3 Has Arrived

Yesterday the Creality Ender-3 arrived. In a post I did last week. I explained that I had ordered an Ender-3 off of eBay. It took about a week to arrive. I was excited to open the big box and start assembling. Assembling the printer was easier than I had expected, after a few bumps of assembling and taking apart I finished, and it took me about an hour to two hours. It came with sample white filament and a couple of simple 3d models, so I started a sample model of a dog and went to bed. The next morning, I took the dog off the print board, and I was surprised it printed quite well. The top of the dog's head messed up a bit, but that was because the filament sample roll had become loose at the end. I can't wait to start printing! Here are some pictures of the new printer next to the old printer: 

(New printer on the right)

Using an iPod Touch as a OctoCam?

On my last blog post, just as I was about finished, I found a link to my old blog post called "PrintrBot," I noticed that in that blog post, I had taken a time-lapse video of a print. It looked better quality then the Octoprint camera I have now, so I thought it would look better if I could use my old iPod touch for the Octoprint camera. I did some googling and found a forum asking the same question, and the answer was yes! You could use an iPod or iPhone as a camera for Octoprint. So I followed the steps. The first step I did was go onto the App Store on the iPod and found an IP webcam app and downloaded it. Once that was done, I opened the app. It showed the IP address I needed to go to to view the live stream. And then I hopped back onto my computer and typed in the address. It had worked. It showed the camera feed from the iPod. So far, so good, then I went to Octoprint and installed a plugin called multi-cam, a plugin for monitoring separate cameras and quickly adding webcams to Octoprint. Once that was done, I added a new camera and typed in the IP address, but it did not load. The reason was (which I found out a few frustrating hours later) because the IP had linked to a place where it had settings and other stuff but what Octoprint wanted was the Video stream direct IP instead of a site with a ton of controls. The way I got the direct address to the video stream was by right-clicking the video feed and then clicking "Copy Image Address." and pasting that address into the stream URL on the multi-cam control panel, and it worked now I can use both cameras. Here is a picture of the control panel with the iPod video stream on:

New Ender 3

Today I ordered an Ender-3 3D printer off of eBay. My brother Nicholas (who let me borrow his Ender-3 and his PrintrBot back in march) is going to take the printer back, and so he helped me find another one on eBay, Me and Nicholas found an ender-3 on eBay for about $200 by a trusted seller (), and I purchased it. I can't wait for it to arrive! Once it comes I will have to assemble it, so I have watched a couple of tutorial videos on building an ender-3. Here is probably my favorite one that found: https://youtu.be/me8Qrwh907Q

Krunker Map Editor

There is an online multiplayer shooter game called Krunker. I have been playing Krunker since November last year. Krunker is a first-person shooter game that has the appearance of Minecraft because of the blocky characters and some of the game maps. And what I like the most about the game is that the community can post maps (like arena's, infection tag maps, etc.). The way you can create and publish a map is pretty easy. The first thing is to go to their online map editor. And there are objects you can make like cylinders, cubes, ramps, etc. With that, you can create some cool maps that other players can play. And there are also clans in the game that you can get invited to if you make good maps. The game modes for maps vary from "Free for all" to "Infection tag." I started making maps earlier this year. One that I have created is called: "TradeJail," it is a Prison themed map that is dedicated for the game-mode "Trade" where players can trade their weapon skins for other players' skins. Here is a picture of the editor: