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Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade and what i have seen.

I am not entirely sure why but i thought i would give Windows 8 a go. I stupidly upgraded my current windows 7 install rather then a fresh installation or a dual boot. First thing is, I use dual monitors… Continue Reading →

Converting Old Aero Fighters Arcade machine into an Xbox powered gaming center w/ CoinOps

I have had this 1986ish arcade machine, currently running the Aero fighters game. Now whilst i have a few different arcade games to plug into this, it gets a tad boring.  About 3 years ago i came accross a Xbox… Continue Reading →

Idea: Garden monitoring solution.

Blurb: This is just a quick dump of an idea with building electronic devices to live in the garden to monitor and alert you to the status of your plants. Cost:I think you would want to ensure they cost arround… Continue Reading →

DIY Timelapse Dolly rig powered by Arduino and OpenMoco Part 2.

This is a continuation of my previous post http://www.l8ter.com/?p=390 . This post will basically focus on the building of the dolly and getting it ready for the miniE controller. So here was my initial brain storm; After thinking about it for a while longer… Continue Reading →

Adafruit Electric Halloween Contest Entry.

Adafruit.com had a design an electric Halloween graphic contest. I wanted to make something cool and unique. I then came to the crazy idea of making a logo that could actually be etched onto a PCB board and be used. I first… Continue Reading →

Arduino Love electronics RTC – DS3231 wiring example and tutorial.

As you may be aware from my previous post I recently was in the market for a more accurate replacement for the DS1307 RTC clock. I tried with a DS3234 but its SPI interface made it unsuitable in my project… Continue Reading →

DIY Timelapse Dolly rig powered by Arduino and OpenMoco Part 1.

After seeing several Timelapses with movement in them I decided it was time to build myself a Dolly to give my shots some movement. After doing a few googles I found a few images of a simple but easy to… Continue Reading →

Arduino DeadOn RTC – DS3234 wiring example and tutorial.

          I recently purchased a Arduino DeadOn RTC  DS3234 breakout board. (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10160). Initially i was planning to use this as a (more accurate) replacement for a DS1307, only to find out that the DS1307 uses I2C whilst the… Continue Reading →

Arduino Timelapse IR remote for NEX-5

I have recently beeing getting into timelapse, My major problem was that i wanted to use the Sony NEX-5 to take the shots, the issue with this camera is it only has IR as a trigger. There are a variety… Continue Reading →

Time Lapse.Ideas & info

Recently i have been playing with time lapse photography, Unfortunatly my Sony Nex 5 doesnt support timelapse out of the box and the IR port tends to be a bit troublesome (Misses ptake a shot commands from a timelapse remote)…. Continue Reading →

Ipad 2 and live TV / Foxtel streaming

I thought i would just write up a quick post about something I have been playing with tonight with my new Ipad 2. You may have seen my previous video on youtube: In this video i showed the basic setup… Continue Reading →

Supanova 2011 – Melbourne Review.

A few weeks ago I heard Supanova mentioned by a friend, investigating further I found out Christopher Lloyd was attending. After umming and arring about it for a few days i decided hell lets do it. We had just come… Continue Reading →

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