I am now a proud owner of this Canon X-07 hand-held computer. I found it from an online auction for an unmissable price. It was advertised as pristine condition with original box and manuals. This machine is quite rare, but has seen popularity in Finland and France. I’ll try to document this computer as thoroughly as possible. Continue reading
Some macro images of old EPROM UV erasable memory IC’s. Continue reading
I went for a radioactive hunt with my friend. Some time ago we heard a rumor, that in Paukkajanvaara there was small uranium mine and enrichment facility between 1958 and 1961. Amount of mined uranium was small, and after 60s reduced need for uranium, mine was closed and never re-opened. During closing no cleanup was made, and due 60s lower standards and general neglect whole mining site was contaminated with radioactive uranium products.
We packed our cameras and a geiger counter and started car at this cloudy sunday afternoon. Continue reading
I have finally got my own home! I just moved in, and got some furniture cheaply from recycling centre.
Now I’m just waiting to get my desktop computer and electronic equipment from storage. Continue reading
My animation project is gaining bit weight. While working, I constantly come up with new ideas where to lead this project, and with this rate I’ll have full featured short movie…
Here’s the latest progress. Continue reading
My current far more complicated project is full featured short animation that places in a dark neglected space station inspired by Solaris (1972) and Space odyssey 2001.
I am making and improving this project as it progress and as I learn more. Continue reading
I found new hobby in form of 3D models. I have previously tested blender, but have not done anything productive with it. Now I finally got time and determination to learn more of using it to make something wort of sharing. I have now been playing and experimenting with Blender about couple of weeks and I already have bigger project in my mind. Continue reading
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I “found” some old DELL PowerEdge 2850 rack servers. 2x 3.2Ghz intel xeon (P4 generation), 8GB memory, and bunch of 146GB and 74GB SCSI HDDs. I don’t have use for these yet, but maybe something comes up.
Apparently I’m not the only one that have had problems with a Arduino nano’s USB connection. Usually it works ok but sometimes, particularly when an external power input is used, a FTDI chip inside the Arduino does not want to be detected by computer. This is bug made by the original Arduino developers, and can be easily fixed afterwards if there is odd troubles with it. Continue reading
If you have been following me on twitter you may know that I have been working on a Geiger counter. As that project is starting to become complete I felt appropriate to start a blog post about it. So, how did I get the idea and carry it through the project? Read the story! Continue reading
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The XA1541 cable is adapter often used to connect C64s 1541 floppy drive to more modern PC equipment. It connects to PC parallel port, and special software bitbangs IEC commands and data to 1541 drive. Old 386 laptop is used … Continue reading