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Some social media stats

Posted Tuesday 20 October 2009 21:11 Page View Counter 297

I found this video on youtube about social media very interesting [youtube:sIFYPQjYhv8] 

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Click to view DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger

Posted Sunday 18 October 2009 21:03 Page View Counter 1274

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 very difficult. After researching...

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Apple Mac Pro Tower High Pitch Whine

Posted Sunday 11 October 2009 22:22 Page View Counter 527

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 so it had to be heat related. After...

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DIY Chromakey wall

Posted Tuesday 29 September 2009 23:59 Page View Counter 570

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 unit for green screen recording. 2...

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Click to view Logitech Harmony 885 remote control 12 Volt Solar Charger

Logitech Harmony 885 remote control 12 Volt Solar Charger

Posted Saturday 27 June 2009 21:48 Page View Counter 437

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 at 8 volts and uses around...

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Click to view DIY LCD monitor flush wall mount

DIY LCD monitor flush wall mount

Posted Friday 26 June 2009 20:10 Page View Counter 1069

After moving my monitors around on the office desk to make way for some new kit, I found that the best place would be if one of the screens was fitted flush against one of the brick walls in the office. I made this VESA compatible monitor mount from...

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Click to view Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Seven

Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Seven

Posted Tuesday 02 June 2009 22:02 Page View Counter 367

Putting it all together Built the first of four panels today and got it installed on the roof. I am still waiting for the 12v 15amp cable roll for the other three panels, which I ordered over a week ago and the supplier isn't answering emails so...

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Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Six

Posted Monday 01 June 2009 22:50 Page View Counter 502

Soldering Cells After purchasing a flux pen from Maplin, we started the long job of tinning all the cells, front and back and the fitting the tabbing wire between the cells to join 36 together for each solar panel. The photo below shows the rolls...

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Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Five

Posted Thursday 28 May 2009 12:46 Page View Counter 416

Charging System Upgrades The existing charging system used a single battery and this was connected via the charge converter to the inverter and a 12v relay which switched the mains supply between the solar inverter power and normal mains electricity. The...

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Click to view Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Four

Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Four

Posted Sunday 24 May 2009 17:41 Page View Counter 355

Using 6mm thick flat aluminum bar, we made four brackets which were attached to the chimneys either side of the house and between these, two lengths of 25mm x 4.2m square aluminum bar were fitted to act as supports for the solar panels. The photo...

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Click to view Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Three

Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Three

Posted Tuesday 19 May 2009 23:14 Page View Counter 304

Using 35mm square aluminum bar, we machined a slot into the bar and cut it into 30mm wide brackets which where drilled and tapped to take M5 bolts. Four of these brackets will be bolted to the panel base boards and this will allow the easy fitting and...

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Click to view Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Two

Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part Two

Posted Sunday 10 May 2009 18:59 Page View Counter 310

Two coats today of Dulux Trade Weathershield Preservative Basecoat to seal the wood, this needs 48 hours to dry and then the panels will be painted with exterior gloss and the glass ordered. The photo below shows the panels after bring primed with...

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Click to view Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part One

Mk2 DIY Solar Panels Part One

Posted Saturday 09 May 2009 22:00 Page View Counter 306

After purchasing further solar cells from the USA via ebay, We are building four new weather proof outdoor solar panels which should supply around 320w which should be enough energy to run the household lighting circuit and all the low power appliances...

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New gallery section

Posted Thursday 07 May 2009 23:32 Page View Counter 317

I have added a new custom gallery to the blog which you can access via the Gallery link on the top of each page or on https://www.briandorey.com/gallery/

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Time lapse video

Posted Sunday 22 February 2009 20:35 Page View Counter 400

Went out for a drive today with my Canon Eos 5D in the car and did one frame every second which was then converted into a time lapse movie http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3321437

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