Mechanical Dragonfly Automata Kit Build and Review

Time for a model kit build! This steampunk-inspired mechanical dragonfly is something we’ve seen advertised on social media, and Norm assembles it to show you how the kit comes together, its motorized kinetic movement, and what hiccups he encountered along the way. It’s an aesthetically beautiful piece that has a lot of presence, but the operation and fluidity of its movement leaves a bit to be desired.

Kinetic dragonfly model: http://bit.ly/2KPJ5kE
Moyu mechanical models: https://www.moyustore.com/collections/3d-metal-puzzle
Disclosure: This kit was provided by the manufacturer for purposes of review.

Shot and edited by Norman Chan
Music by Jinglepunks

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  1. Time for a model kit build! This steampunk-inspired mechanical dragonfly is something we’ve seen advertised on social media, and Norm assembles it to show you how the kit comes together, its motorized kinetic movement, and what hiccups he encountered along the way. It’s an aesthetically beautiful piece that has a lot of presence, but the operation and fluidity of its movement leaves a bit to be desired.

  2. The answer will vary according to many factors. I will list down some common factors and if they match with what your needs are then consider yourself lucky or just message me with your requirements.

    If the games you want to play are online multiplayer ones like PUBG, fortnite, Valorant, CSGO, then these games would be considered under light gaming. The strain on your laptop graphics or GPU wont be too high but I also won’t recommend using the intel inbuilt graphics. Go for anything like a GTX 1050Ti or better. The 1050 or 1060s would be cheaper but if you can afford a GTX 2060 then well and good. For professional work, if your work is web related or word or excel related with multiple chrome or excel tabs open at a time, then best configuration would be i7 with 8GB or 16GB RAM. I won’t dab into which specific CPU you should buy because going for the best laptop CPU doesn’t really matter.
    If the games are somewhat graphic hungry and you can afford to run them at medium to low graphics then GTX 2060 min and you can go higher depending on your budget. Cyberpunk will run, albeit at low graphic settings. If the professional work is regarding coding or uses some part of your GPU and RAM, then the RAM should be 16GB minimum. If you want to run high level tensor flow or deep learning algorithms then probably invest in a desktop but for a laptop, apart from using google co-lab get as much RAM as possible. For this setting I would suggest an Alienware M5 or HP Omen X or other one in your budget but don’t go for HP Pavillion Gaming series. The cooling and build quality suffers a lot in the Pavillion series.
    Now you want to play the best games on highest graphic setting and want to edit videos or use the whole adobe software for the best photoshop and editings. Then Power up here your gaming laptop. But I would suggest to not spend $1500 to $2000 on laptops rather just build a desktop for about $1000 and use the other $500 to buy a laptop to fulfill your basic requirements.
    Alright, these are just some of the divisions and I classified it as broadly as I could. The further classification will depend on what are your specific requirements but if you really want the best of the best and also want a touch screen then go for Razer blade stealth. Message me if you have doubts.

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