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I wanted to let everyone know about my flickr account.   The images for this site are there now.   There are images there that don't make the site.   So please check out the flicker pages to expand on what is on the site.   Though check the site out to get in depth details on the images. 
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New Microscopes (at least for me) PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Tuesday, 03 February 2009 20:21

Always expanding my interests, I found this really nice article about micrometeorites on instructables.  So, being the avid armature astronomer, I had to try it out.  Can't say that having a reason to get a new piece of equipment doesn't hurt either.  So I took my Christmas money and ordered me a microscope off of eBay. This is a low power 20x-40x VanGaurd scope.

 

Low Power VanGaurd Scope

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2009 08:58
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Cannon Camera Remote PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Monday, 19 January 2009 11:17

I have a Cannon A590IS camera now.  I really like this little camera. Once of the deciding factors for getting it was chdk.  This software loads off the flash card and gives a lot of options to use.  One of the features is having a remoter shutter control.  Of course this can be as simple as having a 5 volts of batteries, a push button, and wire that to a USB cable.  I figured out how I could make it harder.  Make it wireless! 

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2009 15:48
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XBox 360 Wirless Controler Mod PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Sunday, 07 September 2008 02:01

I'm a sucker for a good project.  A friend of mine wanted a her xbox controller to have the functions of a thumb stick to be reversed for some games that don't allow software control of these actions.  Of course this progressed/digressed in to a full modded controller.The Board

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 September 2008 01:20
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Remote Interface PDF Print E-mail
Written by DeadGekko   
Friday, 01 August 2008 08:33

I got a Bearcat BCT15 by Uniden a while back.  The main reason I got it was to be able to hear the weather and road conditions in the winter. It's also fun to listen to the hams.  I've heard Alaska talking to Australia on the way home from work.

 

BCT15 Radio Scanner

 I like the radio a lot but I don't like the orange face nor can I really see it while driving to know what channel it is on.  Since this radio will hook up to a computer that means there is an API making it possible for me to make my own interface.  They do sell a remote face for these, but it's still the awful orange color and it is exactly like the one on the radio.  I want more of a simplistic favorites type of remote interface.  I can do the complicated stuff on the radio face while parked. 

So, started the pic based remote interface.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2008 18:41
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