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Tip o’ the Day: Gaffer Tape instead of Duct Tape

Duct tape is renown for its usefulness.  No argument there – I keep rolls in my vehicles, snowmobiles, ATVs, etc. for emergencies. Interestingly, it sucks for use on actual ducts. I tried that many years ago only to have the … Continue reading

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Quadcopter + Canon Subcompact Camera + CHDK = Decent Aerial Photos

Like most, I use a gopro camera with my quadcopter. While I like the video of the gopro a lot, the photographs leave a bit to be desired. They are always extreme wide-angle and they are always JPG instead of … Continue reading

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Cheap Ink and Paper for the Canon Pro 9000 Mark II

Over the years I have become quite disillusioned with inkjet printers because they cost so much to operate. I switched my main printer to a laser printer years ago and never looked back. I used to print photos quite a … Continue reading

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GoPro Dog Harness 2.0

I’m finally getting back to the GoPro dog harness. I recently bought a canine back pack to replace the harness that didn’t work very well. http://www.amazon.com/Kyjen-2490-Backpack-Removable-Saddlebag/dp/B0081XIEHE/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1404862882&sr=1-1&keywords=Kyjen+Outward+Hound+Backpack This pack had a chest strap and a belly strap which should help keep … Continue reading

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GoPro Hero Dog Harness v1.3 has Failed

I’ve been trying to build a harness for my dog that will let me attach my gopro behind his head to get his perspective of the world. So far the iterations I’ve tried based on this harness http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BHT5OY/ref=oh_details_o07_s01_i02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Here is … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope becomes Webcam Microscope!

Well, maybe not a microscope, but a pretty good magnifying glass anyway. I mounted a 50mm macro lens on the webcam telescope today. The magnification power is about 10X by my estimates, but I can also get the macro lens … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope 1.0 Completed

I’ve been working on the webcam telescope on and off for the past week. It took several days to get the inside painted and the outside stained. Today I started the final assembly, calibrated it, and got a so-so test … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope Lens Mounted and CCD Platform Assembled

Made some good progress on the webcam telescope today. The CCD sensor platform has been assembled. It is just a flat piece of wood mounted to the back of the box by 3 screws. I can turn the screws from … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope 3D printed fitting

Today’s project was to see if I could print a 3D part that the pentax to canon lens adapter could fit into. The hole and tabs are fairly precise – just a few millimeters for the tabs. I created this … Continue reading

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Webcam Telescope – I finally have the parts

I got the Pentax lens adapter/mount ages ago (shortly after my first blog entry). I thought I was going to use an old webcam I already have, but started using it to monitor my 3D printing so I needed to … Continue reading

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