SuperMoon. harumph. bullies shame the smart, and american schools teach to the lowest common denominator. well, it ain’t common, it’s called “Perigee”, when the Moon is closest to Earth, as opposed to “Apogee” when it’s the furthest. One of these days we’ll rid the earth of the last of the science shamers…
whatever, tide was SUPER LOW, and that is SCIENCE WIN!!!!
deployed the solar to power the DC3-reloaded for the pagan bunny burn 2016. good test of the setup, find things like shorter bolts are needed, weatherproof the quick-connects, the usual stuffs. some videos up on the tubez. fire pattern and lightning pattern and a close up of the crystal in magnetic suspension emitting polarized chernykov glow.
i stopped bringing any Fire to BinkyMan in 2007. i’m very pleased to have a chance to fire up an old project this weekend, “AF6MQ CWIR”. here’s the controls and solenoid on the bench all rewired and ready to be boxed. type a letter, and the flame will go “poof” in morse code. here’s a link to the original version for the crucibles legendary Fire Arts Festival (RIP).
quick little video of the DC3 new touch sensors in action. just a simple sensor-faceedges mapping for now to get the sensitivity dialed in. works about 1″ out from the face of the glass, and seems to be stable with power fluctuations thanks to extra regulator.
rescued the DC3 this summer, and finally got around to teachin this old dog new tricks. here’s the frame with the lenses removed, and about 1/2 the guts cut loose.
the cork for the glass is molded and rotted, hey, she’s 13 years old or so…
here’s the new brain on the bench. 11 channel touch sensor, at90usb1287, and level shifter set to drive 4 led strip channels (clocked simultaneously), looking like 8 led on an edge, so that’s 80 strip led’s going in to replace the 6 handmade ones.
gotta put a shout out to saleae for their logic8 bit analyzer, pulling SPI data live off the bus is a big win talking to “smart” slaves…..
and here’s the long look with strip on the bench and bc7#10 getting his firmware firmed up.
this is what she used to look like, soon to be 10x brighter and 100x smarter!!!