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Stand for Liliput 7" LCD screen by Keith  (August 18th, 2008)
We have a Liliput touchscreen for accessing the media center PC. Useful for playing MP3's or net radio however the stand that comes with it is self adhesive and for being overed on for example a car dashboard. As we didn't want to stick it down it kept sliding round the glass table.
A quick (well a day really) on the lathe and one blob of ally, one broken tap (I was threading a hole to fix a makeshift arbour - took a few hours to machine it out :crazy and hey presto a very heavy stand.
I got carried away and made the knob too as the plastic one looked a bit... well plasticy and I had to prove the knurling tool was worth buying.
Cooling the PC by Keith  (June 16th, 2006)
With high spec graphics card (GeForce 6800 GT) and capture card, 2 120GB hard disks, my Shuttle PC is struggling to keep cool.
I've just ordered some new fans and a hack saw and will be installing my version of yet another Shuttle Quiet PC bodge job.
To cut the box I will have to take the whole thing apart.
As an update I used a large pair of wire cutters and snipped through the casing fan grill. I then re-made fan casing to take the next fan size up.
Hamster Logger by Keith  (May 22nd, 2006)
The hamster logger project is my foray into MicroPic's. Having used FPGA's for some projects I never got round to using the MicroPic. I've now got a development kit and started my hamster logger design.
The logger will monitor hamster wheel use, logging speed, length of use, etc. This can then be queried for the data either as an FTP or served web page. Initially, communication will be via a serial port however future versions will hopefully include an ethernet/IP/TCP stack, enabling the logger to be plugged in anywhere.
The code is divided into system and user, allowing different loggers to be installed and configured.
Comment added: June 10th, 2008
I was working on this whilst I was recovering from an op. but never got very far in terms of actual code. Having bought the kit and microPics I will get round to it - probably a long cold winter project.
First pic of sharpening with PSP by Keith  (January 27th, 2006)
Camera Fuji S9500.
This picture is 1024x768, sharpened with unsharp mask.
Taken at 300mm, about 1/340s, handheld.
This is one of my comparison shots - although this is good the Pentax still looks best
Comment added: June 13th, 2006
Unfortunately the blog script has resized it - so the work I did making it look good at the given resolution has been lost a bit. Another thing to change in the blog script
This is a test of using NeatImage by Keith  (January 17th, 2006)
Basically played with the settings until I got something looking a little better but not over the top.

Comment added by Bernard Tidman: April 16th, 2009
 Congratulations! Keith

What a wonderful effort! Bern
Video Editing by Keith  (October 11th, 2005)
Another larger than life task. This is split in 3 bits.
1. Taking the above photos (plus some little video clips) and creating VCD / DVD disks.
2. Taking movies I created using Studio 400 and transfer from SVHS to DVD.
3. Taking a load of DV video and creating some movies (about 4 years worth!).
I'm starting to use Pinnacle Studio 9 (yep just when 10 is released but I'm not upgrading because it doesn't run in Window 2000).
Comment added: November 4th, 2005
 Update on progress - started creating a DVD intro but its slow work using HFX. Also got a graphics driver problem so fixing that too.
Captured my old video tapes already - no problems
Comment added: November 25th, 2005
 I've now created a DVD intro and menu and stuck together some of the captured movies. Had a problem with one of the MPEG movies and had to convert back to AVI. It's looking good so far
Comment added: December 2nd, 2005
 Now got a new DVD writer that can do dual layer 8.5GB DVD's so I now have to edit a load of my other camcorder footage before creating the disk.
Comment added: January 5th, 2006
 Oh nuts! I can't play DL DVDs in my standalone players. Back to small DVDs. Had to split my project into 2 bits.
Comment added: January 19th, 2006
  Yippee - single layer DVD's work fine.
Comment added: May 22nd, 2006
 I have now completed 2 DVDs 1998 and 1999-2000.
The next DVD includes mainly slideshows, PIP movie clips and will be widescreen.
Labelling up photos by Keith  (October 11th, 2005)
This is one of those task left for a rainy day and now it's too big . Over 2000 digital pics to give meaningful names and organise. This is in preperation for creating VCD / DVD disks and archiving.
Comment added: October 20th, 2005
 Progress is I've labelled about a third of the pics. I've also created some panorama pictures which will be in the gallery soon. I've written some Python script to re-index and order the pictures and adjust the names from an index file.
Comment added: June 10th, 2008
 My python script has evolved into a full photo renaming program, with tagging, processing of subsets of photos, and very quick renaming of multiple photos with EXIF date extraction and auto numbering.
I'm now on the last year of pictures to rename and will have almost caught up, although thats never really possible
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