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31 MAY 2010

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Dremel Addition

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...

02 MAY 2010

HTC Desire Custom Wood Dock

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...

28 FEBRUARY 2010

Yet more dumb uk copyright laws

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...

13 FEBRUARY 2010

Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro Mill Ballscrew Upgrade and Modifications

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...

25 JANUARY 2010

Axminster SIEG C1 Micro Lathe Modifications

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...

19 JANUARY 2010

Apple G5 iMac Screen Flickering and Screen Corruption

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...

06 JANUARY 2010

Gallery Updates

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

02 JANUARY 2010

360 Panoramic Product Photo Samples

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...

30 DECEMBER 2009

DIY Rotary 360 Table for Product Shots

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...

20 DECEMBER 2009

Automatic Twitter Updates using Twitterizer Framework

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...

21 NOVEMBER 2009

CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine

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...

26 OCTOBER 2009

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2

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...

18 OCTOBER 2009

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and basic timer circuit. I have always enjoyed trying to take water drop photos but getting the flash and camera to trigger at the right moment by hand was always...

11 OCTOBER 2009

Apple Mac Pro Tower High Pitch Whine

My new Mac Pro tower has had an annoying high pitched squeal or whine when moving windows or scrolling windows on the screen. The sound is not there all the time but only after the machine has been on for a few hours...

29 SEPTEMBER 2009

DIY Chromakey wall

DIY wall for Chromakey green screen recording. After spending a lot of time trying to get good quality green screen footage for e-learning projects using cloth backgrounds, we decided to build a dedicated wall at the studio...

27 JUNE 2009

Logitech Harmony 885 remote control 12 Volt Solar Charger

After looking for more items around the house which could be charged from the new solar system, we decided to try converting the Logitech Harmony 885 remote control chargers to run from 12 volts. The Logitech charger runs...


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