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End to the silence – building a new workshop

Why I have been ‘off the air’ and how I built a new workshop in an unusual location in France. Continue reading

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The “Photomacroscope”

(This post is a work in progress – pictures to be added etc.!) “Photomacroscope” is a rather fancy name that I have given to taking some bits and pieces that I had lying around and turning them into a variable … Continue reading

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An Infrared Detector with Enhanced Immunity to Daylight Interference

High speed photography in daylight is difficult (and usually not that fast!). In darkness strobe pictures of bullets are made possible by utilizing a fast photo-diode or other photo-sensitive device as a switch – as the bullet passes the detector, … Continue reading

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A better moth trap using LEDs?

Warning: the LEDs used in this project are extremely bright. If you look at them directly you could damage your sight. Definitely don’t look at the UV LED, it may not even appear to be on, but it emits lots … Continue reading

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Improving the electromagnetic shutter, and using the Camera Axe to time it. The Winking Pig is born!

Edit (15/04/15) – added pictures of finished brass version of shutter at end of post along with a picture, and brief description, of the range-finder setup I will be using this year. Well, after a couple of rather frustrating weeks, … Continue reading

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Prototyping a new version of the high speed shutter

Last year I made several high speed shutters based on the excellent and innovative “Arnoshutter” built by Frans Eggermont (Arnoldus) (see:¬†https://www.flickr.com/photos/arnoldus1942/8207885119/). With spring rapidly approaching, I am keen to have a fast shutter available to take high speed photos of … Continue reading

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Brighter, faster, flashes from an LED-based flash gun – part 1

This is a quick post to show that it is relatively easy to get very fast, bright, flashes from larger LEDs than those I reported upon in an earlier post. I used the same circuitry as before but this time … Continue reading

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