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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 427

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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Click to view Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

Merlin Panohead Modifications to take Canon 5D Mk 2

Posted Friday 13 August 2010 16:05 Page View Counter 460

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 camera mounting bracket doesn't...

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Click to view Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Dremel Addition

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Dremel Addition

Posted Monday 31 May 2010 22:42 Page View Counter 559

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 than the standard motor will...

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Click to view HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

Posted Sunday 02 May 2010 20:07 Page View Counter 637

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 seller has let me down and hasn't...

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Click to view First Android App for Virtual Swanage

First Android App for Virtual Swanage

Posted Tuesday 20 April 2010 23:02 Page View Counter 386

I have written a small app for my new HTC desire phone which I got last week and I was hoping that some of the other Desire users could help beta test  it :) The app gets places to eat, accommodation, events and local news from my community site...

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Click to view Yet more dumb uk copyright laws

Yet more dumb uk copyright laws

Posted Sunday 28 February 2010 16:50 Page View Counter 314

Update 05/04/2010 More info about the photography issues for this law on http://www.stop43.org.uk Update 28/02/2010 UK Gov nationalises orphans and bans non-consensual photography in public The Digital Economy Bill is now expected to become...

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Click to view Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Ballscrew Upgrade and Modifications

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Ballscrew Upgrade and Modifications

Posted Saturday 13 February 2010 23:06 Page View Counter 2335

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 a belt drive kit to make it...

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Click to view Axminster SIEG C1 Micro Lathe Modifications

Axminster SIEG C1 Micro Lathe Modifications

Posted Monday 25 January 2010 20:31 Page View Counter 1411

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 the machine when it was running...

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Click to view Apple G5 iMac Screen Flickering and Screen Corruption

Apple G5 iMac Screen Flickering and Screen Corruption

Posted Tuesday 19 January 2010 14:40 Page View Counter 521

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 startup logo developed distortion...

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Click to view Gallery Updates

Gallery Updates

Posted Wednesday 06 January 2010 21:43 Page View Counter 310

I have updated the site gallery with a flickr feed of my latest updates to Flickr https://www.briandorey.com/gallery/

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Click to view 360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

Posted Saturday 02 January 2010 15:30 Page View Counter 303

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 the rotary table we built for...

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Click to view DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

Posted Wednesday 30 December 2009 23:19 Page View Counter 463

After looking at various ways to show stock items in a better format for our ecommerce sites we thought it would be good to have 360 rotating images of the items. Commercial systems to do this cost thousands and as we already have a Manfrotto 300N...

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Click to view Automatic Twitter Updates using Twitterizer Framework

Automatic Twitter Updates using Twitterizer Framework

Posted Sunday 20 December 2009 17:00 Page View Counter 364

On the recently redesigned Virtual Swanage website we thought it would be useful to have a Twitter feed with daily events being submitted once a day from the websites event diary. We considered manually updating the site every day and adding the current...

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Click to view CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine

CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine

Posted Saturday 21 November 2009 21:47 Page View Counter 530

DIY CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine This addon to our CNC mill was made to allow manual control of the mills cnc stepper motors using a pair of 2 axis joysticks obtained from a broken radio control plane radio transmitter. The...

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Click to view DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

Posted Monday 26 October 2009 11:41 Page View Counter 397

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2 A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and PIC Processor based timer circuit. Following from the basic high speed photography trigger we made, we found that it was difficult to be precise...

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