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Can't access my Inbox on Instrucables

Is anyone else having issues accessing their inbox on the site? Every time I try to open it it takes me back to the home page. The issues been happening for awhile now.Anyone know a fix or how I can get into it?Cheers

Topic by lonesoulsurfer    |  last reply


Wordless how- to videos.

Https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r0oX4I11BMc This is not my video, but I thought it was pretty cool. I really like some of these wordless how to videos. I suppose that it assumes a certain familiarity with the processes from anyone who would do these projects. Yet, if you don't have a familiarity with welding for instance, you probably wouldn't do this project anyway. Any other good videos like this one?

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


How to turn .STL files into .SVG files?

Im looking to laser cut a part but i need to figure out how to get a cross section file saved as an SVG file. I made the part on inventor, exported it and then tried to upload it to 123D design but it wont allow me. What do i do?

Question by LancerRobotics3415    |  last reply


Mystery (to me ;-) Succulent Identification: What is this? Answered

I bought this really interesting succulent(?) from a door-to-door plant salesman a week ago.   The pot is 5", so that gives you a size reference.  This strange-growing plant appears to have thorns, but the spikey protrusions are not hard or ouchie-sharp. Does anyone know what species it is?

Question by bajablue    |  last reply


Need HELP! Dwyer Love TCS Controller- Temperature probe

Recently replaced a new aquastat for wood boiler and thermocouple. The new aquastat is a TCS-4010 Dywer Love controller. I have tested 2 different thermocouples and it appears the input for probe wires isn't detecting the thermocouple and creating a buzzer alarm with 000. Is this common to have a faulty controller new, off the shelf?Aquastat: TCS-4010https://www.grainger.com/product/product/LOVE-115V...Thermocouple- https://www.grainger.com/product/TEMPCO-Thermocoup...Thanks!

Question by bryanholcomb23  


Trying to give membership to a friend, where to enter the code? Answered

I'm sorry, I've looked all over the site, and even Googled key words, but keep finding broken links. I'm trying to give a friend a code for a free membership, but the site keeps asking her for credit card info. I understand the site has been changing lately, but I'm stumped as to how I can help her get the membership logged, and start creating Instructables. Many thanks!

Question by WUVIE    |  last reply


PDF's are 0 (zero) bytes

I am a 'new' Pro Subscriber. I tried downloading .PDF from this posting using Firefox (and Chrome);https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-program-arcs-and-linear-movement-in-G-Code-/The files are zero bytes. What's up with that. What's the solution?

Question by squattingdog  


Help repairing a pair of headphones

First things first, they look like Beats, but I’m pretty sure these are knockoffs. Nonetheless, they sound pretty good, and I picked them up at Goodwill for a steal and love a challenge, so if someone is interested on taking on this electronics mystery with me I’d be incredibly grateful.Context: I’ve tinkered on and off with consumer electronics for a while now, am okay at soldering and have an okay knowledge of how more basic circuits work. Otherwise, I'm pretty beginner but generally a quick learner and would be happy to try any of your suggestions. The previous owner attempted to replace the AAA battery holding component with a rechargeable lithium ion battery - only problem was there was no way to charge the battery. Not a huge deal, fixed the headphones to run on AAAs again as they were originally intended. That said, pressing and holding the power button powers the headphones on, but also is the Bluetooth connection button on the board (image at the imgur link below) there is an icon for both the connection functionality and the power around the same button. The headphones power on, work, and sound great when you're holding the button down, but once you let go they turn off. So, it’s a momentary switch with no latch to keep it held down - not ideal. That said, I’ve tested jumping the switch so it gets constant power without holding the button down, and while the headphones power on, connect to my phone, and work, because it seems the power button and bluetooth button are one in the same, the headphones continue to look for Bluetooth devices and makes a periodic and infuriating beeping sound about every fifteen seconds. Based on the pictures of the board below (pictured with, and without button attached) can anyone figure out what the problem might be? Or point me in the right direction for further tests to run?Front of the board, with buttons.Front of the board, with power/bluetooth button removedBack of the board, held upright with power/bluetooth button side up

Question by WarpStar  


How to size a DC motor? Answered

I want to rotate a stainless steel shaft that is in a vertical position having a 40 mm diameter and 300 mm length. The motor will be attached to the bottom of the shaft, so when the motor is turned, the said shaft will rotate. The shaft is not driving anything, it just turns on its own. The shaft's mass is 3kg(according to my calculations).  I want the shaft to rotate at an angular speed of 45 degrees per second. Having this information, how can i size the motor that will do the job. What kind of torque would i need, what kind of wattage. Please show me some calculations so I can know how motor sizing is correctly done.  Very much appreciated, Chris

Question by Chris414    |  last reply


Calculating my DC motor

I'm not sure on how to calculate the things I need. Please help!!!!Pulley Radius- 5.85mmMass(load)- 0.2334 kgVolts- 9VCurrent- 0.096ASpeed-112.4rpmForce-?Torque-? Power-?Power Out -?Efficiency- ?

Topic by hj212121    |  last reply


High efficiency coilgun design

Hello there I need some (a lot of) help with my project. I've started to design a high efficiency multistage coilgun. The main feature of the design is using the self-inductance formed in coils that were shut down for accelerating the following coils. To perform this, we can divide each coil into 3 segments (lets call them subcoils), connected with a wire and power all them 3 with a single capacitor. At first, the current from the capacitor is flowing through all 3 segments and a projectile is being pushed through the first segment. Than the first sensor is being activated with the projectile and it switches the power flow to only second and third subcolis As the current in the first subcoil is changed, the self-inductance directed in the opposite direction is appearing. In theory, we can use this power to increase the current in the following segments. The same thing is happening between second and third segments. And I want to place 3 of this stages (9 subcoils in total) I will use 8mm caliber projectiles, 40mm or 50mm length. I chose 5200mkF 450V or 6800mkF 400V capacitors, 2 of them in parallel for every stage (6 capacitors in total) Yes, I know it sounds way too powerful, but that's my actual goal. It's not my own idea. I have learned it from here http://gauss2k.narod.ru/adf/gs3seg.htm (русские вперёд). So, some problems had appeared. I can't figure out how to properly calculate the required inductance of the coils. In the source it is said that the inductance of the first subcoil should be equal to two of the second and the third subcoils (L1=2*L2=2*L3) to achieve the best performance. Also, my rough estimates show that peak current through the coil will be about 1,5-2,0kA for 3,0-4,5ms. This is quite a lot! I'll have to manage this energy and choose the power switches rightly. To sum up, I will be glad to hear your opinions about this idea. It's kind of controversial, but I hope it's not a certain failure.

Topic by CosmoKnight    |  last reply


what kind of laser is used in laser printers? Answered

what kind of laser is used in laser printers?

Question by Fypsigon    |  last reply


How do I fix a Black & Decker electric lawn mower motor?

A neighbor asked me to have a look at her B&D electric mulching mower (MM1800 Type 1) after it stopped working. When I pulled the control switch, the blade didn't turn, but there was a buzzing sound and kind of a burned plastic smell. I also found that it was very hard to turn the blade by hand. At home, after a lot of trouble I was able to remove the 6 screws holding down the big plastic cover. (You should see how much grass was under there.) I can now see the outside of the motor, but how do I figure out which parts need to be replaced? The owner's manual has a parts list. I assume that some parts (like the magnet ring and armature) are OK, and that the problem is with something like the brush spring/terminal/brush insert or rectifier. How do I find out? (I'm hoping it won't be that hard to replace the parts of the motor.) Thx.

Question by bkbkbkbk    |  last reply


Slicing a hockey puck into discs (vulcanized rubber)

I need to slice a hockey puck (1” thick by 3” diameter) into very thin discs (1/16” to 1/32” thick). This can be done... the NHL sells 1/4” puck coasters (see photo). Thinking about a mandolin design where the puck is mounted and the blade moves with my hand in a sled device. Puck rubber is very hard to slice. Thinking of Japanese angled blades (‘7’ shape rather than the American ‘V’ shape). Looked into ice auger blades (for blade thickness and stability). Just about de-gloved my hand with large box-cutter blades (bent as well when cutting the rubber). Any ideas? Raincock@ualberta.ca

Question by Marfeetus    |  last reply


Recommendations on propellers/controller for over 100g body.

Hello everyone,I am currently trying to build a DIY drone. I have never involved myself in any sort of creating drones. My current project is about making a drone with a morphing body we created. Previously, we just purchased a pre-made drone and took apart all the necessary components and re-attached all onto the morphing body. But the drone we used is this model : Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone TrainingThis product can make things fly when the weight is over 30~50g. Would you be able to recommend some products or any sources that can be useful for building a DIY drone? Thank you!

Topic by melonmelon11    |  last reply


Diy kinda mCable/HD elite cable

Hello, I would like to make my own mCable / HDElite cable. Basically I don't care about getting a cable, but I wanna find out how to grab a source, apply a "filter" to it and send it to the tv/monitor. I don't want to try a capture card, if they can make a cable, I'm sure we can do something cool. I was searching on raspberry pi, but there's too much lag with a capture card. Any help/clue ? Thanks!

Topic by DonovanL2    |  last reply


Is it safe to put ABS INSIDE dishwasher?

Hi, everyone!A cutlery basket in my dishwasher got broken. I want to repair it with 3D printed parts. Does anybody know is it safe to put ABS INSIDE dishwasher? I mean that there are hot temperature, steam, and chemicals inside and it will connect with dishes. Thanks in advance!

Question by Glumgad    |  last reply


How to make Tank+Drone = Trone

Hi! Can someone please guide me to make a Tank + Drone. I tried youtube but it wasnt much help. The 2 in 1 trone should have the functioning of a tank as well as a drone . On a switch of a button from radio (eg.flyskyi6) a the tank should be able to fly. I have added 2 pics for help.

Question by Barket  


What is the best place to buy a real DS flash cart? Answered

Hello,  Man I love asking questions :)  Anyway I was wondering if anybody knows of a good online store that carries real DS flash carts with reasonable prices. (30< for cart and memory card)  I want either an M3 Real or an Acekard 2(i).  So if anybody know of a good store and would like to tell me that would be great.  Oh and if you have a suggestion for a good cart (besides cyclods) I would love to know :)  So far I have looked at http://www.leetmod.com/acekard-2i-2gb-ready-to-go-for-dsi-dsi-xl-p-220.html this cart bundle.  Does anyone know if this is a reputable store? Please no further answers to this question! It's been ages since I even touched a DS thanks! :)

Question by junits15    |  last reply


Discussion-link @ profile is dead

- i go to my own profile- Click on my "Discussions" (Link = https://www.instructables.com/member/Orngrimm/disc...- it takes me back to https://www.instructables.com/Please fix

Topic by Orngrimm    |  last reply


Percent grass in the diet of cows producing grass-fed butter available around the San Francisco Bay Area

I eat a lot of butter. It is my primary cooking fat, I'll often drink butter tea for breakfast (~4 TBSP of butter with herbal or green tea, riffing off of Tibetan tea), and sometimes I'll just eat a few pats or feed a few pats to my kids when they're starving and dinner isn't quite ready. I believe butter can be a very high quality food, and I feel great eating lots of it.  I want to eat butter that is exclusively, or at least primarily, made from cows eating grass; not grain. I asked the producers of several types of butter available in my local market what percentage of their cows' diet was grass. Here are their responses: Berkeley Farms Cows are grass-fed on pasture whenever possible, but feed can vary given conditions.  They are also fed alfalfa and grain. Kerrygold From website: "The vast majority of an Irish cow’s diet is from rich, natural grass which grows abundantly in Ireland. Irish dairy cows graze outdoors on grass all day long for up to 312 days a year ... During the winter, when grasses stop growing, Irish cows are fed dried grass (known as silage) ... After calving, cows are provided with supplementary feed to help restore protein and nurture them through this period ... The majority of our cows’ supplementary feed is locally grown crops such as wheat and barley." Organic Valley Cows are primarily grass-fed on pasture, but they do receive supplemental feedings of grain. Sierra Nevada Cheese Company Cows are not exclusively grass-fed; they are also fed grain. Straus Family Creamery Our cows are pasture-fed and are certified organic. Whenever the weather permits, they spend their time out on pasture, grazing on the rich, sweet grasses that are typical for Marin and Sonoma Counties in Northern California. Their diet consists of about 75-80% forages, which include fresh grasses, silage and hay. The other 20-25% consists of a variety of certified organic grains.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


How can I wire a standard light switch to an extension cord? Answered

I am working on a project in which 2 light fixtures are wired up to an outdoor extension cord. I need to wire a light switch like the one pictured below to the extension cord. How can I go about doing this? Thanks, Adam

Question by Adambowker98    |  last reply


What is Hi-Float made out of, and is it possible to make my own? Answered

Hi-Float is, apparently, some liquid you can pump into a balloon to make it stay inflated for a longer amount of time. I can't seem to find anything other than commercial promotion on a Google search, and I'm terribly curious about how it does this, what it's made out of, and whether it would be feasible to make it myself, homebrew-style.

Question by V-Man737    |  last reply


How to make ghostbuster costume?

Hi guys! i'm trying to make a ghostbuster coustume for idk this year halloween...and I need a little help...Is there any simple way that I can make this costume?BTW : I have open suggestion for costume idea so put that in the comments too OOF.Thankas

Question by 1234567guy    |  last reply


Help with antique three way switch

I have a 60's era Stiffel table lamp that has a bad rotary switch. It's a three-way switch with an unusual design. I cannot find a replacement. Is it possible to salvage this switch in some way? Any help is appreciated. Tom

Topic by ttemple2    |  last reply


Nano-buble_ #tech_#eng_#design_@thermodinamics

Hi, I'm looking for some help to develop a nano-buble bubeling device.(thermodynamics, control logic, sensing, material technology - I touch all this subjects but in content) It will be for a good cause, like humanity, affordability, clean water at affordable costs. Also, electolisys has a higher efficiency in generation if H2o. It might not be the solution but it's still on the books/on the table. Get in touch @: remembereco@gmail.com or post comments on this platform. A great idea! Best wishes, ip

Topic by JagodaN    |  last reply


Hey! I had a quick question, do any of y'all know why my Xbox has been crashing lately? It hasn't been working as well and it Constantly Lags all the time.

I am not sure why its crashing and I don't want to make things worse! What should I do?

Question by LenaElatbash    |  last reply


Bl-tb6600-v1.2

Je veux un code arduino avec ce contrôleur de moteur pour son fonctionnement. Avec explication.

Topic by Oluwafemi hubert  


Challenge: A key defroster for opening bike locks in winter.

Hello all.So I live in Montreal, winter is long here. Every morning opening our bike locks is problematic. We fixed it partially with lube, but this post is not about these solutions.I have been looking for a device that could heat the frozen core of the lock. You can see an image attached of a product not available anymore to get the idea. I guess it was not working very well...I have zero knowledge in electronics/electricity. I thought this question could be interesting/challenging for some of you. So ideally the gadget would be:Small enough to be carried on the key chain or in a commute bag.Able to be inserted in any type of locksBuilt with a safe way to prevent unwanted switch on (to avoid burning bags/pockets/houses...Lol)Able to produce enough heat to defrost the lock Rechargeable would be best (USB best best), capacity of 5mn maybe to operate twice a day...Reasonably quick to unfreeze the lock, so you don t freeze yourself (That s why I abandon using hot pouches around the lock, pouring hot water will fix it quickly but then it will freeze again)As I said, I don t have the skills to even begin to find a solution, but I saw a lot of smart stuff here and I am curious to see what you guys would answer to that. My guess is that it must be very difficult, if not I can t see why a similar product is not widely commercialized. I think a lot of people would buy it.Thanks for the reading, I hope I picked your interest. Have a good day.

Topic by Ericmont    |  last reply



How do you purify aluminum? Answered

I want to know how to turn aluminum foil into aluminum powder. I have been told that aluminum foil is not pure aluminum, and I would like to know how to purify it.

Question by Tobor 2.0    |  last reply



Recent changes are clunky, complicated, and a bit annoying.

Let's start with the community:Getting to community pages are complicated- There should be access from the front page.There is no over all community, each one is segregated. There should be a "general," page for things like website concerns, over all information, etc.Moving on to the website:There are no "All," options to view all the updates/feeds.I understand the defined feeds were sought to give clear access to each ordered category, but it's far too many channels or feeds to follow. How are "Featured," and "Editor's Picks," actually chosen or defined? Having to go to the "Feed" tab to fill it up is annoying. If we are forced to use this clearly not wanted "Feed," feature, allow us the ability to follow a category from the category's page. (It's there in the Author's\Member's section so it's clearly available)Over all? Unimpressed. The basic usage of the site seems to be gone in an attempt to be "hip and cool." Please bring back the "All," option so we don't need to follow 200+ feeds to just see all the really cool things the members create.

Topic by spankthejester    |  last reply


Help plz:)

Hiiiii! I'm Izzy, and next year ill be living on my own income for the first time. Now I'm a crafty person(duh) and on top of working part-time, I also want to start selling my art. However, I have no idea how to do this. So far I can knit, crochet, draw, paint, sew, and cook. I want to get into doll and squishy customs as well but I also have no idea what I'm doing in that aspect. Any helpful tips or ideas are much appreciated. SALUT!! :)

Question by izzys13    |  last reply


How would you make this costume?

How would you make this costume?

Question by seanbell157    |  last reply


Bottle Cap Beads

Ok....  I have literally exhausted every avenue I can.  All I can find are already done bottle cap beads and their finished jewelry.  NO WHERE have I found the instructions on how to actually make the beads themselves.  I need help.  This is driving me INSANE!  Basically you take to bottle caps(and MAYBE you round em out with a ball peen hammer)  Then you weld? glue? them together and drill holes thru them.  I have hundreds and hundreds of bottle caps for this project.  All I need are the instructions to do this project.  I am begging anyone out there who knows of, or has made these please, please...  Write me here, communicate with me telepathically....  Something..  Anything!  I am begging my fellow Instructians for assistance! Thank you in advance!! Johana P.S.  I am posting a picture of what the finished things look like.  Some have the wavy edges and some don't   I don't care if they have one of the other.  I just need to make these guys!!

Topic by JosiePosie76    |  last reply


Green bamboo

I am sewing some window blinds for a friend on a very tight budget. I'd like to know if I can use slim bamboo canes straight from the garden as a weight. It will be sewn into a cotton fabric channel at the bottom of the blind. Or should I be only using dried bamboo? ie I am hoping that it wont go mouldy??

Question by LyndaA11    |  last reply



How many Ah are car batteries?

I want to know how many Amp hours a car battery has? I need to know how long I can use them for particular things. Also how many Amps will you be able to draw from a moderate sized one? I need to know how much I can squeeze out of them before I start experimenting with them.

Question by The MadScientist    |  last reply


Best way to create an 'ible on mobile phones?

This is part question part complaint. Ever since the Instructables app was phased out, it has gotten buggy to the point of jon-usability. However, the website has not improved on the mobile front to make up for that. Creating an 'ible on mobile simply doesn't work, because you can't drag and drop multiple photos like on a computer. Neither can you drag and drop photos from the photo library panel into a new step. To the staff: is there any plan to improve creating 'ibles via mobile platforms? This would help so much because almost everyone takes photos on their phones these days. Even simple photo editing is simpler on a phone than on a computer. To the community: has anyone found a good way to create 'ibles on their mobile platforms? If people could create posts straight from their phones, while on the bus or train or whatever, then we'd see a lot more active users.

Question by ucn  


Does anyone have the Paul elkins airstream bike camper plans?

I watched his youtube video '$150 bike camper' it says there's downloadable plans for it but clicking on the link just says the site doesn't work, do the plans still exist somewhere? I really wanna build that, so if anyone has the plans or knows where I can find them, let me know, please and thanks

Question by Tbirds4lyfe    |  last reply


Picture format (png) and sizing

Just done an instruction, my pictures are PNG format, some have a transparent background.They look OK in the editor, but when published, what should be a transparent background is black.Is this an issue of the site?Do I have to remake the pictures in an other format?While on the subject of pictures, I would prefer some to be shown smaller than they are shown.Is it possible to set the size of pictures in an instruction?I have searched for this info, the results about PNG where 8 years old and gave the impression it was being fixed.

Question by Palingenesis    |  last reply


Here we go again...

Can't remember how many times a topic was started to address bugs, problems, issues and requests/suggestions.But it seems time to allow the developers to read up what the users here actually want, so let me start with some topics and you just post what I left out:1. Working search options.2. Working sorting options.3. A usable Editor for both Ibles and the community section.4. Proper categories and channels, actually working of course...5. Proper HTML editing options until the things the user needs are actually implemented into the editor.6. No forced layouts for Ibles! If one needs a pic in a specific location within the text then for crying out loud stop forcing the user to create a new step for it!7. Transperency for contests! Who, why, where, what... There is no point in contest systems that constantly cause users to question why some Ible was featured or declared a winner!8. Testing changes or fixes before misusing the user as a beta tester - we struggle enough as it is and really don't need more stuff ups every week.9. Working rezising options!! What is the point if a user needs to crop, mame and mutilate his images just to somehow make them fit into the box that holds the preview for the Ible?10. Easy and usable links to the fullsize images in the library without mutilating the filenames! Ever tried to find your images in the library???11. Stop wasting time making a total mess out of this site and just start listening! Three years now expired without anyone actually providing anything that should be standard for every website that allows posting things ito provide good info.12. Make the users want to stay instead of doing your best to drive them to other websites - Instructables is no longer the only option to share your projects with the world but the only one totally ignoring their users.13. For crying out loud: Provide a proper feedback and bug reporting section where you guys actually check in and reply! Where do you want me to post this? Circuits, Workshop, Craft, Cooking, Living, Outside??? You guys must be joking here :(

Topic by Downunder35m    |  last reply


Interference of codes problem

I want to ask for some help from you regarding of my final year project. I'm doing a simple SMART HOME project by using Arduino wemos. While compiling the function of the smart home, i've encountered some problem to compile it. Actually this is my first time using arduino and i don't really understand about the arduino ide syntax. Actually, there is no error in my coding. Basically, there are 5 functions that I want to put in that smart home. First, to control the lights,curtains and fans using ON/OFF Button, and security system only by using TSOP and IR, and lastly controlling the roof for the clothesline. So, I've problem with controlling the roof for the clothesline. The roof for the clothesline works when the rain sensor detects water/rain and it actually functioning when I do it separately. But, when I compile the code with the other functions, the roof is actually functioned, but it works only if I switch ON/OFF the lights/fans/curtains. So, here I attached the source code of my project with four functions, which are for the lights, fans, curtains and roof.

Topic by mahathirhe    |  last reply


How do I make a Flash Cotton Flare Toy Cap Gun?

I wanted to make a cap gun that would fire flash cotton. I found a toy cap gun with individual chambers to each cap. I added copper tubes to load the flash cotton & fire out the muzzle of the gun. It didn't work. The first click & all the cotton I loaded went off at once. Anyone know how to modified a toy cap gun to accept individual cap shells, or how to make shells you can put caps in?  

Topic by elkaddalek    |  last reply


Feature page

So after the website's layout has changed the feature page disappeared. I can't even access it from https://www.instructables.com/featured/ . Is it gone forever? It was the best way to follow all new instructables posted here and I've been accessing it for years.

Topic by oliveira.igorm    |  last reply


"Recent" over ALL topics

Please PLEASE bring back an option to see the recent ibles over ALL topics.At the moment i have to go like- Choose topic (Like Circuits)- Click "Featured projects"- Click "Recent"And this for all 7 topics...I would really like the old instructables.com/recent back. Showing the recent ibles of the whole site.

Topic by Orngrimm    |  last reply


Battery power

I am attempting to calculate my amp need for my garage in order to set up a 12v battery system. Using the formula; Watts / voltage = amps drawn, I have hit a question. If using a 12v battery system and converting to 110v, should I be using 12v or 110v in the formula?Example; 100 watt light bulb / 110 volts = .91 amps. Nice!But if I use the 12v; 100watt light / 12v = 8.3 amps.I'm believing I would be drawing 8.3 amps from the battery to power this light.Plus the converter draw...Please tell me which is correct?

Topic by olddawg    |  last reply


Bluetooth pc game controller

Hi guys! I'm building a dtm series racing steering (replica) and i have 11 push buttons plus 1 rotary encoder with push so 14 inputs in total. I'm able to make it work with an Arduino pro micro but i want to make it wireless! Bluetooth is in my mind for this project. I was looking for the bluefruit ez-key but it's discontinued so the feather line are probably the way to go Now but there's more than one models that are bluetooth and i want to choose the right one for my project! If someone can recommend me one ore even other brand. I'll need all the stuff like lipo battery, charging board .. thanks!

Topic by AlexS229