Tentacle now has terrifying flashing lights

I switched from micropython to regular Arduino code as the garbage collection isn’t quite ready for prime time. I also added a ring of WS2812 LEDs controlled via the Neopixel library.

Samsung NX300 Automatically Copy Images to Your Computer

I’ve written a python script to act as a server to the Samsung NX300 DSLR so that it will automatically copy photos to your local computer.

Power on the NX300 and hit the ‘Direct Link’ button. Then connect to the ‘AP_SSC_NX300_*’ access point and run the script. It will connect to the camera and wait for downloaded images.

Github here

3D Printed Klann Linkage Demo

Linkage Calculation Spreadsheet
Sketchup 3D Warehouse Info

Latest on the 8mm film converter

Extensive work since the last post – here’s a quick look while I get my act together.


Tentacle Has A Heartbeat

The Webbed Tentacle

Here’s the inspiration:

I’ve decided to expand on it a little. It’s an ESP8266 WIFI module running Micropython. The node is an AP and serves up a simple AJAX web page allowing for manual control

Battery holder, base and servo motor

Battery holder, base and servo motor

Rotor mounted on servo

Rotor mounted on servo

This guy delivers parcels

And I have absolute faith in him.


A Small Interruption to the Swimming Season



Starting to Look Legitimate


‘Tis the Spring Duck

Sadly this means I cannot uncover, scrape, power wash, repair, chemically treat and maintain the pool this year for fear of arousing the Ire of the Duck.