Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Samsung NX300 Automatically Copy Images to Your Computer

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Linkage Calculation Spreadsheet
Sketchup 3D Warehouse Info

Latest on the 8mm film converter

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

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


Tentacle Has A Heartbeat

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

The Webbed Tentacle

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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

Starting to Look Legitimate

Monday, May 27th, 2013


Treehouse Season 3

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

At night around the fire the Elders would tell the story of the Featureless Wooden Cube.


Mechanical Shutter Actuator MkII

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


Sunday, September 9th, 2012

So I’ve done a couple of conversions with the current setup and it’s apparent that I need to make a few changes.
The first is the camera; my digital SLR took about 18,000 frames for 2 films and that’s really bad for the mechanical systems. So I’m now using this Samsung NX200 mirror less unit. It’s around 20 megapixels and has an APS-C sensor.

However, it doesn’t have a remote shutter connection (which I should have checked out) so I built this mechanical actuator.

It’s a block of balsa which fits snugly over the camera. On the top is a relay and solenoid which mechanically activates the shutter.


8mm to video converter

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I need to document this a little better. I’ve been working on an 8mm film to video converter for some time. Here’s a quick look.