Random projects and posts - page 14

jupiter and moons

07 OCTOBER 2011

jupiter and moons, a photo by brian-dorey on Flickr. Via Flickr: First attempt at photos of a different planet taken in the back garden with Skywatcher EXPLORER-200PDS on a HEQ5 PRO mount. Camera connected directly...

HTC HD7 and Apple iPod Touch Wooden Stand

29 AUGUST 2011

Following from the previous HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock project, I have purchased a HTC HD7 phone and also an Apple iPod Touch. The plastic ipod stand wasn't very well made and I haven't been able to find a suitable...

Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

30 JUNE 2011

We purchased the Sigma EM-140 DG ring flash a couple of years ago to use on the Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. The flash mounts on the end of the lens using the supplied adapters but this leaves the flash lights around 30mm...

iPod dock in dashboard for Landrover Defender

07 MARCH 2011

After installing the Raptor dash I found I needed a new home for my Apple iPod which connects to my headunit. There are very limited spaces available in the Landrover Defender to keep things out of sight so i thought I would...

Fitting a Raptor Dash into a 1999 TD5 Defender

22 JANUARY 2011

Raptor Dash Fitting in my 1998 TD5 Landrover Defender Dashboard purchased from https://www.raptor-engineering.co.uk/ The original blog post from 2011 was lost in a database crash and so this post has been reconstructed...

PDF Printing from a Server using C#

21 DECEMBER 2010

The code below allows you to print pdf documents which are on a web server to an attached or network printer. Under IIS 7 I found that you need to setup a user account with permisisons for Acrobat Reader and printing which...

Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom

17 OCTOBER 2010

We purchased an Acuter Merlin/Orion Motorised AZ Mount to use with our Canon 5D Mk 2 camera on a 50 foot telescopic mast fitted to our Land Rover Defender for high level photography. Initial tests using the Merlin mount...

Land Rover Defender Split Charge Setup

08 OCTOBER 2010

We have added a split charge system to the land rover so we can power the laptop and compressor from a second battery when using the Clark Mast. The rear seats on the passenger side have been removed and a box built with...

Excess Packaging from RS Components


Ever think some companies include too much packing wit your orders ? I ordered a single 18 pin DIP chip from RS Components and expected it to ship in a small bag, this is what turned up today! The box which is over...

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

13 AUGUST 2010

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2 I recently purchased a Merlin Panohead for using with the 15m telescopic mast which is on order for aerial photography. I found that the Merlin Panohead's standard...

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Dremel Addition

31 MAY 2010

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro-Mill Dremel Addon More updates for the Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro-Mill. In order to drill PCB's and work on some small engraving jobs we found that we needed a much faster spindle speed...

HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

02 MAY 2010

HTC Desire Dock / Wooden Stand After buying an HTC Desire smartphone, I tried to find a suitable dock or stand for holding the phone while syncing and charging the phone. I ordered one from ebay over 3 weeks ago but the...

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Ballscrew Upgrade and Modifications

13 FEBRUARY 2010

Our original milling machine has undergone several modifications since we purchased it. First was a new longer bed and then a diy CNC conversion with the control box being relocated, and in December 2009 we purchased...

Axminster SIEG C1 Micro Lathe Modifications

25 JANUARY 2010

When we purchased the milling machine which was later converted to be CNC we also purchased a Axminster SIEG C1 Micro Lathe, the lathe was ok for working with larger materials (over 3mm) but due to excessive vibration from...

Apple G5 iMac Screen Flickering and Screen Corruption

19 JANUARY 2010

Yesterday my old G5 Apple iMac started to crash and have screen corruption with windows appearing to freeze and then leave parts behind when moving around. After a hour the computer was crashing as soon as it booted and the...

360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

02 JANUARY 2010

These were taken using the full Bowens studio kit to light the item using softboxes and light the background with separate lights to give a more even light over the items. Below are some new samples of what we can do with...

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Brian Dorey

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I make websites and manufacturer and sell expansion boards for the Raspberry Pi range of computers.

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