5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 3

Here’s day 3 of 5 of the B&W challenge. A Hawker Hind, photographed earlier this year during their Air Pageant.

5 Day B&W Challenge – Day 1

Thanks to one of my photographic friends, I have succumbed to post a B&W photo every day for five days. Here are my photos.

Experiments with Focus Stacking

Some experiments with focus stacking. (Click on the photo for a larger version.) A total of twelve photos were taken, then using Photoshop, merged together to make the following composite. Notice how the entire circuit board is now in focus, and not just a small portion of it. Time to refine the technique and find…

BoatGPS – Firmware Update

A update on the BoatGPS, trying to complete it ready for installation – hopefully before the summer boating season. After getting a lot of inspiration of how to add features, such as selecting the speed unit (Mph, Knots, Kmh), displaying the clock etc, I needed to either implement some interrupts or monitor the digital input….

ThinkTank Photo StreetWalker Backpack

In search for a camera bag that could be used to carry my camera, a few lenses, and a laptop – whilst being airline friendly, I researched several vendors and ended up selecting the ThinkTank Photo StreetWalker HardDrive backpack.     Full details of this backpack can be found at ThinkTankPhoto’s website: HardDrive This compliments…

BoatGPS – PCB

Using Eagle, a great schematic and PCB layout program, I had a go at creating a PCB for building the BoatGPS that I prototyped earlier using some Veroboard. Here’s some photos of my first PCB attempt: The other side of the PCB, where the LCD panel will be attached: After some soldering, here is the…

Arduino Based RFID Reader

This is was a simple project to read the Honeywell/HID Corporation HID security badges that are used by a lot of businesses. I used this to quickly determine the badge’s ID so that I could get the security department to update the building access settings. The reader comprises of a ProxPoint Plus reader, initially connected…

Bonanza A36 Photo Shoot

Here are some photos that I took of Shawn’s Bonanza. For fun, a 15 year old was put in to the captain’s seat, while her father smiled (!). Thanks to John and Meg for helping out with the photo shoot – and of course Shawn for providing the subject plane! For some technical details, photos…