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Computer Desk, Beginning (part 1) ()

I’ve been meaning to build myself a computer desk to replace the one I currently use. The features I need it to have are:

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Multicolor Pen modeling ()

Mariah’s multicolor pen broke. I didn’t have any prior experience doing 3D modeling so I figured I’d take the opportunity to start learning CAD (I needed to anyhow if I ever hope to get any use out of a 3D printer). My goal was to get a new pen machined in aluminum but it seems like that might be prohibitively expensive given that it’s a one-off design with some fiddly parts.

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Shooting in RAW vs jpeg – Exposure experiment ()

I was curious if there were any perceptible benefits of shooting in raw. I know it’s a pretty well covered topic but I had some time on my hands and wanted an excuse to play with lightroom. Here’s the rundown of the experiment I did to test the question. I shot a photo in raw. I made sure it started out with an over-exposed portion. I cropped it to just the part I wanted to observe. I exported it from lightroom so that I would have an jpeg copy. I then preformed the same operations on the raw copy and the jpeg copy:

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Coup – First impressions of base game ()

I’d played Coup before, so this wasn’t entirely new. I hadn’t seen the kickstarter edition of Coup or Reformation yet, though. The kickstarter editions includes alternative art for each of the characters. I think when I get my copy of Coup, I’ll need to make sure that I get one with the alternative art since they did such a good job. I’d play with it mixed in so that there is one of each of the three illustrations for each class.

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Autonomous DSLR trigger ()

My goal with this project is to build a timelapse system. When I’m done, I hope to have a camera control module (to automatically take photos on a specified interval), a motorized rail system that will allow my camera to perform pedestal (up/down), truck (forward/backward), and dolly(side to side) movements.

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