I enjoy almost every single one of Claire’s Gourmet Makes videos, but I’m not sure how I feel about the Ruffles episode. It didn’t feel like she was trying to make a gourmet version of one of my favorite snacks. It seemed like she was trying to create and almost exact replica.

When Claire made gourmet Pop Tarts, I remember her mentioning that each Pop Tart cost around $28, because the strawberries were so expensive. That sure sounded like a better Pop Tart than a real Pop Tart.

I worry that I sound like I’m complaining too much. I really enjoyed watching Claire puzzle out how to replicated the light, airy, crunchy Ruffles potato chips, and I think you will, too!

I’m quite opinionated when it comes to NAS builds and any other kind of server build. Is a Raspberry Pi a good choice? Is it OK to use USB hard drives? What RAID level should you use?

This video is addressing an entirely different question. One of the biggest problems when using a Raspberry Pi as a NAS is figuring out what to do with all those components. The Pi is just a bare circuit board. The hard drives have unwieldy USB cables. Maybe you want to add a custom heat sink, like Jeremy S. Cook did in this video. Where are you going to put everything?

I like Jeremy’s idea. He had an old computer case available, so he decided to find a home for each of these components inside. Thankfully, it was a fairly compact computer case to begin with, and not one of the towering monstrosities I have in my office. You should definitely check out Jeremy’s build, and you should pay close attention to how he used his milling machine to cut down that old computer’s heat sink to fit the Raspberry Pi!

I am a freestyle FPV drone pilot. I use old, outdated analog video equipment. My quads transmit NTSC or PAL video signals over 5.8 GHz to our FPV goggles. DJI is trying to change that with their new digital FPV system.

With our old analog gear, you might be able to get 8 pilots in the air at the same time. You have to turn everyone’s video transmitter down to the minimum power level, and you have to make sure that pilots on neighboring channels use antennas with opposite polarities. Even with precautions, it still doesn’t work well, and this only works at races in open fields. You’re not going to be flying far or behind buildings like this!

When I fly with my friends at parks or office buildings, we broadcast with as much power as we can. Getting four pilots in the air is a challenge. Three is more realistic.

Rotor Riot was able to get eight pilots flying around a parking garage and office building at the same time with DJI’s digital FPV system. It is quite an impressive sight!