Wednesday, 1 January 2014

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair. 2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond. 3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt. 4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude. 5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy. 6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks They don’t take reckless or foolish risks, but don’t mind taking calculated risks. Mentally strong people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before making a big decision, and they’re fully informed of the potential downsides before they take action. You may be interested in this too: 14 Things Positive People Don’t Do 7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it. However, they don’t constantly relive bad experiences or fantasize about the glory days. Instead, they live for the present and plan for the future. 8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future. 9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success. 10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right. 11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone. 12. They Don’t Feel the World Owes Them Anything Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits. 13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Great Success! + 3D Printed Branding Competition

I'd like to say a big thank you to the Reddit members of /r/ireland and occupants of Galway who made a trip in to see us at 091labs last Saturday for our Open Day and my 3D Printing Workshop. It was great meet some Redditors and I even got some stick for printing little Android trinkets over the Reddit Alien :P 

I would also like to extend my gratitude to 091labs for their continual support and wicked space in the heart of Galway that I am able to work in!

Things are picking up and the orders are being filled with happy clients. So far I've printed off 3 Raspberry Pi cases for people and have generated loads of additional interest for prototyping and project work! 
Glow in the Dark Raspberry Pi Case

In more good news my website is nearly done and I would like to offer you an oppertunity to enter my competition to design our logo. (Information below)

I would also like to extend to you the opportunity to keep up to date with all the latest new and events I will be holding on our various social media. If you have anything you need 3D printed be sure to contact us first and I will give you the best deal I can to suit your needs. We offer Cheap consultation advice with 3D Modelling help (first hour free!),  Fast printing, International Shipping and we currently stock 11 colours!

Competition Brief 

I'm holding a competition to design my companies banner/logo. This will feature on the website which will be up Soon™ and on the various social media I have set up. (Hint: I like metallic Green on dark/metallic background ;) )

The Company name is CreoDrone and offers 3D printing and calibration services. I hope to eventually expand this into CNC Milling, Laser Cutting and other robotics. It is Galway's Premier 3D Printing service.

The prize for this competition is a free large print of your choice up to 5 hours in duration (worth €50 and not exchangeable for cash). You can select something from Thingiverse or have something you designed printed.

You can submit your entries to and I will announce our winner(s) on our Facebook ( ) and Twitter ( ) when I make my choice.

Thanks and Good luck

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

3D printing startup company - Galway first + Supported by 091labs

So I had to go and sort out work placement for the final module of my course. The problem? No where was hiring me! The place that I was meant to go to pulled out, no one else was taking interns and no one was hiring... solutions people? I need solutions!

Step 1 - Start your own Company
Step 2 - Do work placement there
Step 3 - ???
Step 4 - Profit (literally)

So I set up a 3D Printing and calibration company in Galways hackerspace 091labs with the help of a few members who donated the use of 2 printers, 1 which hadn't been completed and the other broken. I was also given a 3D scanner and a broken CNC milling machine and told to go nuts. And nuts i have gone!

After completing the Mendel90 printer and started running test prints I quickly discovered that 20 m of filament is not enough so i ordered close to €250 worth of roll to get myself off the ground. Its a scare position to put myself in considering the only food i have is whats left in my self and I have no idea where next months rent is coming from. I already have one client and an event coming up to work on that will hopefully take the bit out of most of that receipt but more work needs to be found before I can relax and get comfortable. One of my major advantages is that I'm the only company in Galway offering these services for now, and with the constant flow of artists, students, tourists and entrepreneurs I shouldn't have an issue sourcing work. But the sooner I have 2 operational printers the better.

First Calibration Piece

So should you be a student in need of a final year project, an artist looking for a model, an entrepreneur looking for a rapid prototype or simply a handyman looking for a replacement part or repair, drop me a comment or email for a cheap and cheerful service.

091labs Event - 3D printing Workshop

Hi, My name is Ciaran. I am a member of Galways Hackerspace 091labs and I am launching my first start up 3D printing and Calibration company.  I will be running a 3D printer instruction day next Saturday (13.04.2013) between 9am and 6pm during our April Open Day. You can come by at any time and i can give you a 30 minute walk through on starting up, loading a file and printing an image.

3D Printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing) is a process which takes a 3D image and layers of plastics on top of each other to form a 3D model. These process is different to nearly all molding processes now a days which is used for mass production. 3D printing has applications for artists who require sculptures or models, modellers, rapid prototyping for start ups and rapid replacement and repair parts

Cost for the workshop is €10 event with all proceeds used to get loads more filament in different colours and types (we need ABS and PLA plastics) and cover repair costs for the second 3D printer and CNC milling machine. You get a free Android toy to take away and I'll help you with a second print down the line if you need anything big or fancy! 

Our event is available to view HERE
Thank you and i hope to see you on Saturday

If you require any further information or wish to contact me for a quote, feel free to email me at

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Quadrotor Calculations

Sorry for the boring post, but I'm sick of having to do these out on paper over and over again and losing it. So a quick cheat sheet solves all my problems, here is a quick non flying video (first loaded test, with power issues)


Battery = 11.1 V (LiPo) 6000mAh Discharge 25C Burst 50C

Discharge rates in Amps

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Ale to the Chief: White House Beer Recipe

I got my first chance to see how the White Houses Honey Ale is brewed and delievered to POTUS himself and this happens!! 

Luckily it was just a hitch and the instructions were located below anyway, Crisis averted!

White House Honey Porter

  • 2 (3.3 lb) cans light unhopped malt extract
  • 3/4 lb Munich Malt (cracked)

Monday, 20 August 2012

Aeroquad Shield Construction (v2.0.7 Shield)

This will be a simple guide for the construction of the Aeroquad v2.0.7 Shield, which will act as the interface between the sensors (Gyroscope ITG-3200Accelerometer BMA180, Barometric pressure sensor BMP085, Triple axis Magnetometer HMC5883L and a Logic Level converter) and the Arduino Mega Micro controller.

The v2.0.7 comes with standard header and stacker pins for direct a direct shacking connection between itself and the Shield. You will need a small (18Watt) soldering iron
and some solder to make the connections.