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09 DECEMBER 2011


moon, a photo by brian-dorey on Flickr. Close up shot of the moon taken using my 8 inch telescope and Canon 5D Mk 2 with 20mm lens on telescope

08 NOVEMBER 2011

Fitting a Redbooster Clutch Servo kit to an TD5 Landrover Defender

The clutch pedal on my Defender is very heavy and causes a lot of pain with my knee problems. After seeing several recommendations for a clutch servo kit online, I ordered a Redbooster kit from www.redbooster.com who are...

07 OCTOBER 2011

jupiter and moons

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...

29 AUGUST 2011

HTC HD7 and Apple iPod Touch Wooden Stand

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...

28 AUGUST 2011

Mac Pro Tower SSD mounting brackets

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...

16 JULY 2011

Using the Metaweblog API on Blogenginenet with Flickr

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...

30 JUNE 2011

Canon MPE 65mm to Sigma EM 140 DG ringflash adapter

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...

07 MARCH 2011

iPod dock in dashboard for Landrover Defender

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...

22 JANUARY 2011

Fitting a Raptor Dash into a 1999 TD5 Defender

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...

14 JANUARY 2011

Firefox This Address is Restricted error message

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,...

21 DECEMBER 2010

PDF Printing from a Server using C#

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...

20 OCTOBER 2010

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

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...

17 OCTOBER 2010

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

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...

08 OCTOBER 2010

Land Rover Defender Split Charge Setup

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...

13 AUGUST 2010

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

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...

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