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A bigger, better diy turntable for stereo or product photography.

Sometimes, in order to take stereo photos of larger objects, you need a bigger turntable. Also, a bigger turntable makes it easier to incorporate the lighting on its surface. It is always best to take a stereo pair in such … Continue reading

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New control box for a focus rail with many other options

I have now completed the new control box for the focus rail that I described how to build in a post I made a year or two ago. Actually, the new control box is capable of a great deal more … Continue reading

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DIY Printed Circuit Boards – Part 2: Isolation Milling

Isolation milling is not an option available to everyone! It requires that you have a small CNC mill that has the required accuracy to mill tracks of the thickness that your design requires, and alsothe  necessary software. I have a … Continue reading

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DIY printed circuit boards – printing and milling. Part 1: photo-etching.

There are several ways that an amateur can go about making their own printed circuit boards. They include: the toner transfer method, photo-etching and isolation milling. Their is another alternative – sending your design off to a commercial supplier. For … 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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