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Smokey Seattle

Silly Canada… setting their country alight. All of Seattle is just covered in smoke from the fires up north; it smells like a barbeque. Leica M10 + Summicron 90mm ASPH @ f/8, 1/1500s, ISO 200....

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Neighborhood Prowler

This guy decided to look over my driveway gate to see if there was anything he could take that wasn’t bolted down. He may have seen the camera that’s on top of my shed and he moved on to check out my neighbor’s...

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Legal Weed

Under Obama there was the Cole Memo that basically let the states do what they want regarding canibis products. This is a good thing. I’m here in Washington and we’ve had recreational marijuana for as long as...

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3D Printed Guns

There’s been a whole lot of hubbub about 3D printed guns in the past week or so. The thing is that it’s perfectly legal, at least in the United States, to manufacture a firearm for your own use. What people...

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Well, it worked!

Granted, this is a prototype since there’s no mounting flanges… but it works! There’s almost no hang-ups at all and things feed 100% one slide at a time! :-D It took a year of thinking to get to this state, but...

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More design roundabout

I’ve been working on the slide scanning rig that I’ve been slowly (ok, too slowly) putting together. The part that was giving me grief lately is the top of the slide feeder. A couple of days ago I posted this design:...

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Selector Mechanism

This is most of the hard part of the selector mechanism I designed for the slide scanner. This is now using a rotary picker to remove the bottom slide off of a stack of slides that will sit at a 45º angle to the bottom cutout;...

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