Ultimaker 2 is among us! I’ve been waiting a long time to get one of those. After a research on internet this one seemed the way to go. And it hasn’t let me down. Continue reading to find out my process of getting a second hand Ultimaker 2 up and running (not easy). Continue Reading →
Some of the Showtec Phantom fixtures started to have problems with the displays, so I decided to make this post for people experiencing the same problem.
Very recently I’ve been servicing quite a lot of showtec phantom 50 LED spot fixtures and after a couple of months I can say that I know them quite well. I tough it would be interesting to do a short review from a technical point of view of the Showtec Phantom 50 LED spots so that people interested can have a better insight of the inner design and common problems that might encounter if they decide to work with them. Continue Reading →
Today we are celebrating that we are back! And we do it the best way we know, repairing stuff!!! ETC Smartpack dimmer repair
Found on the street this old e172FPb Dell monitor. Apparently broken? In this post I will explain how to revive old electronics that people throw just because we belive it is not possible or too expensive to repair. This time, 5€ later, we got a working dell monitor. Continue Reading →
Time ago I got 4x second hand Martin Mac 500 moving heads from a Dutch rental company. They where moving to a new lighting set and they where giving them away at a fair price. So without doubting I got a car and went there to pick them up, so I end up with 4 huge moving heads in my living room.
This mac 500 moving heads are the first models produced that have a magnetic starter for the lamps. Later models Martin500/E had an electronic ballast/starter. Weighing a stunning 32Kg each they are not really “portable” at all. They were probably fabricated somewhere in mid-late 90´s so they are now around 20 years old?!! Not bad at all for those kind of pieces of hardware.