My hobby is pursuing the art of communications technology and welcome to my cluttered desktop of what I find awesome. Communications is the great force that shapes our society and is the magnet of my essence.
dattaway's site of awesomeness
The level of detail of this project exceeds known levels of awesomeness:
The rest of the site is the next level of ham radio, but don't just take my word for it.
Layout is everything. This Beagleboard delivers.
Self feeding, self resetting cartriges, for $50.
For ink, I use the Hobbicolors 5 color ink kits, which is good and cheap. Note there are two kinds of black, a pigment and dye type. Using non-pigment in the pigment print head doesn't work too well and clogs up quickly.
I use Linux and found the Sabayon distribution just works with this printer. Other distributions were a major pain. I like the development environment of Gentoo, so Sabayon will do.
Heading back to town
Doing the pre-Ninja ride dance
These pictures from the sx210is pocket sized camera were taken around midnight from the same location.
First with no zoom using a 4 second exposure gives a daytime appearance, second at 14x zoom reveals a parking lot, third with 56x reveals a dealership, and the fourth enhanced to about 400x. No tripod was used. The last image should demonstrate the camera's image excellent stabilization abilities at night. The optional free CHDK software in the camera may extend these abilities much further.
At the closest range of this lens, that one square inch device equals about 2500 pixels each direction, providing plenty of resolution to work with. Color fringing from the super zoom lens may be seen in the extreme macro closeup. The capacitors are about the size of salt grains.
Technical detail is shown of the three cathodes from a 19" color monitor illuminated by a white LED. These cathodes normally stream electrons charged at 29KV, just below what we define as the xray spectrum.
And a cat picture.