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3D Printed Metal Detector Bipod

A bipod is a necessary thing for a metal detector, this isn’t up for discussion. The only issue is its weight and convenience. A very interesting option is the one with retractable legs that don’t hinder you in any way while searching. Here’s yet another alternative of a homemade metal detector stand – created on a 3D printer. Continue reading

Opening the Makro / Nokta wireless headphones

Here’s a photo report of disassembling the Makro and Nokta wireless headphones. These are compatible with the Makro Racer 1, Makro Racer 2 (with a dongle to be inserted into the control box) and Nokta Impact 1, Nokta Impact 2 machines (without a dongle). Plus, a teardown of the dongle used in the Racer detectors. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox shaft adapter. Another shaft

Not everybody likes the Minelab Equinox shaft – some aspect of its design is flawed. The owners complain about their arms getting tired too quickly and about the low-quality camlocks (the latter aren’t locking tight enough, thus there is a play in the shaft). But hereby you just can’t up and change your Minelab Equinox shaft. First, which item will you replace it with? Second, even if you select an appropriate option, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be able to mount your detector’s housing on it. However, there is a very simple, inexpensive and preserving your warranty rights, solution – to use an adapter. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox Waterproof Connector (adapter at low price)

However strange it may sound, but the Minelab CTX 3030 owners feel indignant. Everyone has been aware of the fact the Minelab Equinox waterproof headphones connector doesn’t fit into any socket on other Minelab devices. But recently Minelab announced the price for their Equinox waterproof headphones — $130. Hence if you have two Minelab machines (turns out, there is a great deal of such owners), you have to buy also two pairs of headphones. Even despite the fact that these ones are identical, the difference lies only in the connector. Do you think Minelab did it deliberately or inadvertently? Continue reading

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