Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Examples include collecting, creative and artistic pursuits, making, tinkering, sports and adult education. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, knowledge and experience. However, personal fulfillment is the aim.


robotscategory Robotic club when I was at the ESSAIM (school of engineer) Photo: Honda

e=M6 robot 1999

La Coupe de France de robotique (ancienne Coupe E=M6 de robotique) est un concours coorganisé par l'association Planète Sciences et le conseil municipal de la Ferté-Bernard. Elle a lieu tous les ans à la Ferté-Bernard dans le cadre du festival ARTEC. La coupe de robotique a été créée, à l'origine, en partenariat avec la société VM Productions, (producteur jusqu'en 2005 de l'émission E=M6). Édition 1999 - Les Châteaux forts

e=m6 robot 2000

La Coupe de France de robotique (ancienne Coupe E=M6 de robotique) est un concours coorganisé par l'association Planète Sciences et le conseil municipal de la Ferté-Bernard. Elle a lieu tous les ans à la Ferté-Bernard dans le cadre du festival ARTEC. La coupe de robotique a été créée, à l'origine, en partenariat avec la société VM Productions, (producteur jusqu'en 2005 de l'émission E=M6).

Building Robots

robots category Robots are mechanical device which performs automated tasks, either according to direct human supervision, a pre-defined program or, a set of general guidelines, using artificial intelligence techniques. These tasks either replace or enhance human work, such as in manufacturing, construction or manipulation of heavy or hazardous materials. [Wikipedia] Photo: Honda



Scooters from 1950

robotscategory 8 years of work: restoring old scooters from the 50's. I've done everything from A to Z: among other: mechanics, painting, electricity...At the culminant point of this hobby, I was having in my garage:

  • 4 Solex (model 3800 - 5000 - 2200)
  • 2 Vespa V55 125 ccm
  • 1 Vespa 50ccm
  • 1 Vespa GT 1962 125ccm
  • 1 Terrot Skipper 49ccm
  • 1 Terrot 125ccm
  • 1 Manurhin SM75 75ccm
  • 1 Bernardet E51 125ccm
  • 2 Lambretta Ld57 125ccm
Now (2005) I only Have the best 2 models: Bernardet E51 and Manurhin SM75

Manurhin SM75

manurhinsm75 category Au milieu des années 50, la Manurhin (Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin) est surtout connue par ses productions d'armes, munitions, machines-outils et appareils de contrôle. Programme assez vaste pour que semble étrange l'intérêt porté par cette entreprise à un domaine nouveau : la production de scooters.

Bernardet E51

bernardetE51 category Moteur Bernardet, deux temps, 125 cm3
4 vitesses au pied gauche
Puissance 6 CV à 4000 tr/mn
Suspension avant à roue tirée et anneaux Neiman
Suspension arrière par anneaux Neiman
Freins à tambour (110 mm)

Bernardet Cabri 50ccm

bernardetCabri categoryLe Cabri, modèle de scooter individuel véritablement révolutionnaire, sort en juillet 1954. C'est un cyclo-scooter à petites roues chaussées en 3 x 8", ne pesant que 34 kg. Un gros tube de 45 mm de diamètre sert d'ossature ; y sont fixés le tablier en tôle et la plate-forme repose-pieds en aluminium.


velosolex categoryVelosolex is a French manufacturer of mopeds, based in Paris, France. Founded at the turn of the last century, Velosolex manufactured centrifugal radiators, carburetors, and micrometers, before branching into mopeds and bicycles. Owned successively by Renault, Motobécane, and MBK, Velosolex sold more than 7 million mopeds before ceasing production in 1988. The name has been revived under the direction of the founder's son, and Velosolex is once again producing mopeds. [WikiPedia]


vespa categoryVespa 1954
The Vespa is a line of motor scooters that was first manufactured in Genoa, Italy in 1946 by Piaggio & Co, S.p.A. Piaggio continues to manufacture the Vespa today, although the Vespa was a much more prevalent vehicle in the 1950s and 60s when it became the adopted vehicle of choice for the UK youth-culture known as Mods, and later Skinheads. The classic Vespas had unibody chassis pressed from sheets of steel, with bodywork covering the legs for protection from rain and mud. [WikiPedia]


atvquad categoryAn all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three wheeler, or four wheeler, is defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control. As the name implies, it is designed to handle a wider variety of terrain than most other vehicles. Although it is a street-legal vehicle in some countries, it is not street legal within most states and provinces of Australia, the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. In the UK, a recent variant class of ATV is now road-legal, but there are few models available in this class.

Bombardier DS 650 Baja X

bombardier canam categoryBombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) launches its 2007 all-terrain vehicle (ATV) line-up and re-brands its ATV products to Can Am™.


electricity categorySome electrostatic devices I have build, or bought... Whimhurst generators / LuminGlas / Plasma sphere

Honda Hornet

honda hornet categoryle Roadster pousse au crime OUI elle a zero km au compteur sur les photos! je suis allé la chercher en camion chez le concessionnaire...(ne rigoler pas) je ne voulait pas monter sur l'autoroute avec un tel engin la premiere fois (5 ans sans moto juste des scooters). Il faut dire que sa puissance me terrifiait et cela l'a été pendant 2 jours à 15km/h à l'heure dans mon village. Mais pour reprendre l'expression d'un client dans la concession alors que j'admirait une CBR 1100, "c'est jamais assez puissant" Effectivement il n'avait pas tort, on s'habitue a tout... et on en veut toujours plus.


electronic categoryElectronic gadgets I have built

RC Electronics

For all related RC Electronic stuff go to section RC Helicopter


camcorder category A camcorder is a portable electronic device for recording video images and audio onto an internal storage device.


hp calculator categoryThe HP-48 is a series of graphing calculators produced by Hewlett-Packard (HP) from 1990 until 2003, using Reverse Polish notation (RPN). The HP-48 series include the HP-48S, HP-48SX, HP-48G, HP-48GX, and HP-48G+, the G models being expanded and improved versions of the S models. 
For sure the best calculator ever made
I am still (since 1991) the proud owner of: Hp48Gx - HP48S - HP42s - HP20s


My collection of HP calculator, I did never sell my first HP calculator since 1991

TT ek4

Thunder Tiger EK4 categoryThunder Tiger EK4 S2 Sport 1/8 4WD Off Road Monster Truck - TTR 6216 Simply the biggest, meanest, baddest RC truck to ever roll off a production line.


Alien vs Predator

predator category Alien vs. Predator (often abbreviated AvP) is a science fiction series spanning several forms of media. The series is a cross-over between two popular movie series about extraterrestrial beings: Alien (whose aliens are known as "Xenomorphs") and Predator (whose aliens are known as the "Yautja"); in AvP, the two species are in conflict with one another. ...[WikiPedia]


minerals category The science of minerals; deals with the study of their atomic structure and their general physical and chemical properties.
Collections started in 1986...


Origami is the art of paper folding. It was first developed by the Chinese, but was later adopted by the Japanese. Origami brings extra meaning to a piece of paper by shaping it into a form that has symbolism.

Wallace & Gromit

wallace and gromit categoryWallace and Gromit are the main characters in a series of three British animated films by Nick Park of Aardman Animations. All the characters were made from moulded plasticine on wire frames, and filmed with stop motion animation.

Doll House

doll house categoryA dollhouse is a miniature replica of a standard house. They are most commonly associated with children's doll play, in which familiar domestic situations are simulated for play value, but the making, decorating, and display of dollhouses also forms a hobby for adults.


bonsai categoryThe Japanese word which roughly translated means "planted in a tray". The term to describe the art of emulating nature with living plants. Growing trees in small pots in such a way that they appear to be very old trees.

Paper Cutting - Scherenschnitt

paper cutting categoryScherenschnitte, as its name implies, is a popular folk art form in German-speaking countries, although the craft had its origins in China and spread to many countries in Asia and Europe. Paper snowflakes cut from folded paper are the simple forms that most people know. However, true scherenschnitte becomes much more complex, with elaborate scenes resembling paper lace consisting of large branching trees, animals, and human figures. Variations such as paper cutouts applied to eggs and silhouettes.

Lampe Berger

lampeberger categoryLampe Berger was born in 1898 when Maurice Berger discovered a process to purify the air with the catalytic combustion of ozoalcohol. Initially it was used only by the medical field for its antibacterial powers. Today you can find Lampe Berger oil fragrance lamps in homes around the world.

vintage gaming

vintage gaming categoryAdventures in collecting, playing, and hacking vintage computing and gaming devices. Includes articles on retrogaming and obsolete gaming video system.

SNK Neo Geo

Neo-Geo is the name of a cartridge-based arcade and home video game system released in 1990 by Japanese game company SNK. The system was years ahead of other home systems of its time, offering huge, colorful 2D graphics, and high-quality sound. This system wasn't years ahead of its time because of any innovations, it simply was the current standard of arcade hardware, but available for home purchase.[Wikipedia]


The Advanced Entertainment System (AES), originally known just as the Neo Geo, is the first video game console in the family. The hardware features comparatively colorful 2D graphics. The system was marketed as 24-bit, though it is technically a 16 bit system accompanied by an 8-bit Zilog Z80 as coprocessor. The coprocessor is generally used for sound processing.

Initially, the home system was only available for rent to commercial establishments, such as hotel chains, bars and restaurants, and other venues. When customer response indicated that some gamers were willing to buy a US$650 console, SNK expanded sales and marketing into the home console market. The Neo Geo console was officially launched on 31 January 1990 in Osaka, Japan. The AES is identical to its arcade counterpart, the MVS, so arcade games released for the home market are nearly identical conversions.


SNK's first two products using the Neo Geo name are an arcade system called the Neo Geo Multi Video System (MVS) and a companion console called the Advanced Entertainment System (AES), both released in 1990. The MVS offers arcade operators the ability to put up to six different arcade games into a single cabinet, a key economic consideration for operators with limited floorspace. It comes in many different cabinets but basically consists of an add on board that can be linked to a standard JAMMA system.

SNK Neo Geo Pocket

The Neo-Geo Pocket Color or Neo-Geo Pocket Colour in the UK (shortened NGPC) was released on March 16, 1999 in Japan and was released in the United States on August 6, 1999. It was a 16-bit color hand held game console designed by SNK, the makers of the Neo Geo home console and arcade machine. It came after SNK&39;s original Neo Geo Pocket monochrome handheld, which debuted in 1998 in Japan.

SNK Neo Geo CD

The Neo Geo CD, released in 1994, was initially an upgrade from the original AES. This console uses CDs instead of ROM cartridges like the AES. The unit's (approximately) 1X CD-ROM drive was slow, making loading times very long with the system loading up to 56 Mbits of data between loads. Neo Geo CD game prices were low at US$50, in contrast to Neo Geo AES game cartridges which cost as much as US$300. The system could also play Audio CDs. All three versions of the system have no region-lock.

The Neo Geo CD was bundled with a control pad instead of a joystick like the AES. However, the original AES joystick can be used with all 3 Neo Geo CD models, instead of the included control pads.

Move Lists & Game FAQs

Move lists for many of the popular SNK Neo Geo fighting games.

RC helicopter

rc helicopter categoryRadio Control Helicopters

Kyosho Caliber 30

kyosho caliber 30 categoryThe Caliber 30 is Equipped with a 2-step belt reduction system, which is successful CALIBER60 technology that realized high efficiency drive, and reducing mechanical noise and vibration. It exceeded the flight performance in 30-class GP Helicopters. EMS and MMS are available by changing the included servo plate. No extra costs necessary. The Caliber 30 is also able to change position of the Main Rotor Grip for more comfortable machine performance and the Direct Rudder Control allows 180-degree Auto-Rotation.

En Francais dans le texte

En Francais dans le texte, pour les allergiques à l&39;anglais...


THE RC Helicopter Checklists  All credits to http://www4.linknet.net/fritztcat/index.html  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Translated from english by:Walter Cédric version 25.03.2002
Note du traducteur: Il est grandement profitable de connaitre tous les termes techniques en anglais se rattachant aux modèles d&39;helicoptère radiocommandés. Sans l&39;anglais, point de salut.


electronic categoryElectronic


Techniques and references document on RC helicopter

Gensmantel Heaven

1996 - the first Heaven Heli is born. Gensmantel originally co-developed the ECO 8 for Icarus. Shortly afterwards around 1996, the first Gensmantel RC electric helicopter was available on the market, the Heaven. At this time there was not a lot of helicopters on the market, and the Heaven is similar to the "legendary" ECO 8 in some points. The "wobbly" chassis of the ECO 8 of Icarus, was at that time repeatedly criticized, but the Gensmantel "Heaven" was not.

Robbe Moskito XXL (sold)

robbe moskito XXL categoryMoskito XXL is a heavy 50 class helicopter built with the technology of 1994, too expensive, difficult to maintain, it is no more sold since 2000...

Thunder Tiger Raptor 60

thunder tiger raptor 60 categoryFrom the drawing board of world famous Shegitada Taya and the ultra-modern manufacturing facility of Thunder Tiger Corporation comes the big brother to the Raptor 30, the Raptor 60.

Thunder Tiger Raptor 30

thunder tiger raptor 30 categoryProvide the entry-level helicopter pilot a stable learning platform while satisfying what the 3D pilots asked for. The rapid cyclic response makes it possible for the 3D pilot to execute crisp maneuvers like the Tic-Toc, Chaos, Death Spirals, and even more...

Thunder Tiger Raptor 46

thunder tiger raptor 46 categoryThe Raptor 50 is nothing more than a modified and upgraded Raptor 30. It was created to reduce the gap between the inexpensive Raptor 30 and the larger Raptor 60 while staying affordable...

Thunder Tiger eRaptor

thunder tiger eraptor 30 categoryThunder Tiger eRaptor

Draganflyer - Roswell flyer

Draganflyer - Roswell flyer

Micro Heli MS Hornet 2

Micro Heli MS Hornet 2

Simulator Realflight G2

Simulator Realflight G2

Kyosho Caliber 5

Kyosho latest 50-Class Helicopter Caliber 5


linux categoryA widely used Open Source Unix-like operating system. Linux was first released by its inventor Linus Torvalds in 1991. There are versions of Linux for almost every available type of computer hardware from desktop machines to IBM mainframes

Suse Linux

opensuse categorySUSE LINUX is the international technology leader and solutions provider in Open Source operating system software. SUSE's unique expertise in Linux and its largest development team worldwide dedicated to Open Source software has contributed to the recognition of SUSE as the most complete Linux solution available today. With a workforce of more than 500 people worldwide, SUSE has offices throughout Europe, Latin America and in the United States, entirely focused on supporting the Linux community and Open Source development. SUSE LINUX was acquired by Novell, Inc in November 2003.

SuSE 10.2

OpenSuSE 10.2


Good softwares You can not live without..

KDE: K desktop environment

KDE (K Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment and development platform built with Trolltech's Qt toolkit. It runs on most Unix and Unix-like systems, such as Linux, BSD, AIX and Solaris. There are also ports to Mac OS X using its X11 layer and Microsoft Windows using Cygwin. Currently, a large portion of primary KDE libraries (so called kdelibs, KDE The Application Development Framework) and a few applications can work natively (and without a need for altering its source code) on Microsoft Windows, thanks to KDElibs/win32 Project [Wikipedia]


Ubuntu , is a computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution. It is named after the Southern African ethical ideology Ubuntu ("humanity towards others") and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available

Linux sound and multimedia

A widely used Open Source Unix-like operating system. Linux was first released by its inventor Linus Torvalds in 1991. There are versions of Linux for almost every available type of computer hardware from desktop machines to IBM mainframes!

Dark Angel

Full Name:Jessica Marie Alba
Date of Birth:Tuesday, April 28, 1981
Place of Birth:Pomona, California USA
Background:Father (Spanish/Mexican-American) Mother (French/Danish)
5'6 1/2"
Light Brown

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