|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 |