Yet another project on my current list, or two….
Been building a CNC machine for a hardware project I’ll be working on with a friend. Currently a 3-axis machine controlled by LinuxCNC system, eventually it will accommodate a machining tool, a pick and place tool and an extruder (for 3D Printing). I’ll also be building an embedded stand-alone controller so it can operate independent of the computer.
It will machine parts for me.
it will print parts for me (like new gears for the telescope mount).
and it will build circuit boards for me!
Speaking of the telescope, yes it needs better gears, current ones were hacked together so its not smooth or linear enough for me, also I plan to re-do parts of the code to improve its handling.
I really have too much to do in my spare time, need to win the Lotto so I can work on them full-time…
Anyways, here’s some pretty pictures of the machine until next update
Damn it was cold this morning, had to get a jug of water to wash the ICE off the windscreen of the car so I could go to work
The Dashboard display read 2 Deg C as I left for work… sure is winter!
Long time no hear!
Just added some more galleries to the photo albums. Mostly various zoo photos I took a few years ago.
Go check them out!
Another new plugin installed for testing – Alex Rabe’s NextGen gallery.
Currently still in beta testing so I expect possible bugs but so far it looks really good.
Latest ‘stable’ version is 0.74 from the above link, however if you go to his main home page theres a download to the latest test version 0.80 which is what I’ve downloaded today.
Many configurable options, allows multiple Galleries which can be grouped into albums. Photos can be uploaded in zip files (great for multiples), entire folders (with compatible browsers) and single pictures. Supports highly configurable watermarks too! The gallery setup page can also generate nested Wp Pages for you!
Individual pictures or galleries can be added to posts and pages with simple tags. eg…
Two sidebar widgets are included -
- a random photo widget – shows any number of custom size thumbnails for selectable galleries or all.
- a slide show widget – configurable size and options like selected galleries or all.
For more information have a look at the plugin site.
To look at my photos check out the Photos page.
Just installed a new WordPress Plugin called Marekkis Watermark-Plugin.
This Plugin will help me to upload some photos and let me insert a watermark.
Just to test it here’s a new photo…
The only little prob with this plug-in is that it needs you to modify one of the WordPress core files, however it’s fairly simple to do and the mod is explained on the websites installation page. I just have to remember it’s there when I do an update so that if I have to overwrite the file I re-modify it…
My next project for this blog is a gallery plug-in – looking at one now but will post it another time..
Till then, enjoy!