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Daily video

I'm working on uploading a daily, or approximately daily, video from my webcam to YouTube. I think it will be most interesting when the weather turns ugly but could be entertining otherwise.

At least I hope so ...


New camera!

I have been unhappy with my older Foscam camera. It wasn't bad exactly but the night-time performance wasn't the best any more. The images were really fogged and indistinquishable. So I went looking for a new one.

I settled on Amcrest as a brand. They had recently bought out Foscam (I think) and had a wide range of affordable and not-so-affordable cameras.


I'm taking a leap of faith here and enabling comments. I do have a couple of way to reject bot comments that seems to be working well. But comments are new here and we'll have to see if they are effective.

Hopefully the experiment doesn't end up like this!


3-D Printing? That's for toys and stuff, right?

You have probably seen things 3-D printed that are toys or decorative items like Spinners and Snowflakes and even some bigger things like the Whirlygig that I made. I admit that's it's a lot of fun to find something cool on Thingiverse and just whip it out on the 'ole 3-D Printer ... I've done it many, many times! Here are a couple of things I have done that aren't toys or sculpture ...

New 3-D Printing troubleshooting resource

rigid.ink, the UK premium filament manufacturer, has just publish the The Ultimate 3D Print Quality Troubleshooting Guide 2018. This new guide covers in detail 44 different and common printing problems. Well illustrated and very readable, it describes the causes and potential solutions for all of these issues.

I have already come up with some small changes that I want to try on my next print.

Give it a look ...


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