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jupiter and moons

Posted Friday 07 October 2011 23:04 Page View Counter 365

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 to telescope. Waiting for a...

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HTC HD7 and Apple iPod Touch Wooden Stand

Posted Monday 29 August 2011 15:15 Page View Counter 443

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 stand for the HTC HD7 so...

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Mac Pro Tower SSD mounting brackets

Posted Sunday 28 August 2011 16:19 Page View Counter 589

The older 2008 Apple Mac Pro tower computers use a crude and prone to vibration mounting bracket system to hold the hard drives upside down in the case. When I changed to use an Intel SSD drive last year I had to fix the drive into place with cable...

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Click to view Using the Metaweblog API on Blogenginenet with Flickr

Using the Metaweblog API on Blogenginenet with Flickr

Posted Saturday 16 July 2011 13:36 Page View Counter 238

The BlogEngine.NET blog system has a very useful Metaweblog API which allows authorised websites to post blog entries to your blog. On previous versions of this blog I had used this to post photos from Flickr to the blog but didnt add it when setting...

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Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

Posted Thursday 30 June 2011 22:00 Page View Counter 424

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 in front of the lens. The Canon...

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ND Calc Android App

Posted Sunday 05 June 2011 19:44 Page View Counter 430

Neutral Density Calculator for photographers to calculate the shutter speed when adding neutral density filters to your lens. Set the filter you are using and the shutter speed without the filter and the app calculates the new shutter speed with your...

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New Android App for Virtual Swanage

Posted Tuesday 31 May 2011 00:24 Page View Counter 375

After several weeks development our new Swanage Guide Android smartphone mobile app has been launched. The new mobile app lets you take our accommodation, business listings, events, local info and much more on the move with you. The new Nearby feature...

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iPod dock in dashboard for Landrover Defender

Posted Monday 07 March 2011 19:41 Page View Counter 707

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 use the space which the old...

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Click to view Fitting a Raptor Dash into a 1999 TD5 Defender

Fitting a Raptor Dash into a 1999 TD5 Defender

Posted Saturday 22 January 2011 10:49 Page View Counter 613

Raptor Dash Fitting in my 1998 TD5 Landrover Defender The original blog post from 2011 was lost in a database crash and so this post has been reconstructed from memory and may not be exactly the same as the first version! The radio and console switches...

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Firefox This Address is Restricted error message

Posted Friday 14 January 2011 00:08 Page View Counter 265

Seems firefox has a security system to stop you browsing sites using non standard ports. To bypass: In the address bar type about:config Search for network.security.ports.banned.override If it dosnt exist, right click anywhere in the window...

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PDF Printing from a Server using C#

Posted Tuesday 21 December 2010 23:11 Page View Counter 246

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 is then assigned to the Application...

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Click to view Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom Part 2

Acuter Merlin Orion Motorised AZ Mount controlled by a Wii Nunchuk with remote zoom Part 2

Posted Wednesday 20 October 2010 23:09 Page View Counter 316

Continued from Part One. The design mockup on the EasyPIC6 development board was transferred to a breadboard for final testing and then the circuit was build on an offcut of stripboard. Source code for the project can be downloaded in a zip file...

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

Posted Sunday 17 October 2010 23:36 Page View Counter 679

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 and a software driver (Papywizard)...

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Land Rover Defender Split Charge Setup

Posted Friday 08 October 2010 21:07 Page View Counter 634

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 a padded top to hold the battery,...

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Click to view Excess Packaging from RS Components

Excess Packaging from RS Components

Posted Friday 03 September 2010 12:03 Page View Counter 345

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 70cm long box With lots...

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