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New DIY 3-Axis motion control for time-lapse
Surgical cement removal through controlled chipping
Mongol Rally 2014 - London Mongolia Limo Service
Arduino stepper motor speed control with xbox 360 controller
DIY Arduino Motorised Time-Lapse Head
New DIY 3-Axis motion control for time-lapse
New DIY 3-Axis motion control for time-lapse

A while ago I put together some plans for a motion control system for time-lapse camera movement. I designed it to mainly use off the shelf components, with the exception of a number of laser cut acrylic plates. It worked reasonably well, and has become popular with other Time-lapse makers who have used the plans to […]

Surgical cement removal through controlled chipping
Surgical cement removal through controlled chipping

My final year project has just wrapped up, here are a few images of the final product along with an abstract giving an outline of the project. Message me or leave a comment if you are interested in seeing the full report.
Abstract
The design for a bone-cement removal tool, which utilises a chipping mechanism to break […]

Mongol Rally 2014 – London Mongolia Limo Service
Mongol Rally 2014 - London Mongolia Limo Service

I have signed up to do the Mongol Rally this summer, an adventure that involves driving a totally unsuitable vehicle over 10000 miles from London to Mongolia (and back!) in order to help raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières and Cool Earth. Our team has just bought a Rover 827 limousine and preparations are well […]

Arduino stepper motor speed control with xbox 360 controller
Arduino stepper motor speed control with xbox 360 controller

Recently I have been working on controlling my time lapse motion control rig with a standard xbox 360 controller, I have written this brief post to give pointers to anyone else who may be trying to accomplish anything similar. Here is a quick video of my work in progress, unfortunately the motors are rather loud […]

DIY Arduino Motorised Time-Lapse Head
DIY Arduino Motorised Time-Lapse Head

In May I came across the OpenMoCo project which is a community that is producing an open-source photographic motion control system, concentrating mainly on the software side of the problem. For a while I have been trying out timelapse photography and the idea of creating paning, tilting and sliding shots has been interesting but the […]

My View – Timelapse
My View - Timelapse

A short time-lapse video all shot through one window looking over Holcombe, Exmouth and Dawlish. Had problems with dust on the rear element of my 200-500mm that I cannot seem to remove, may try and get some more hardcore lens cleaning tools.
I’m happy with it for my first try, just a short video to get […]

Timelapse – Adobe Premier pro and VirtualDub workflow
Timelapse - Adobe Premier pro and VirtualDub workflow

I have been doing quite a bit of time-lapsing recently and have finally worked out a good work flow; so I thought I would write a post about it to save anyone else time in the future in my situation. This guide will tell you how to shoot a time-lapse using your DSLR and import […]

Clouds – First time lapse
Clouds - First time lapse

I just got an intervalometer to make time-lapse videos with my DSLR and this is the first time I have tried it out. The intervalometer is just a cheap model off of eBay made by Yongnuo digital (they call it the MC-36 Timer Remote Cord), it allows you to shoot long-exposures, timed-releases and timed-intervals which is perfect for my […]

Warleigh Weir – Directions & Pictures
Warleigh Weir - Directions & Pictures

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If you live in Bath you should definitely check out Warleigh weir. About a 30 minute downhill walk from the university campus (more back) the weir is a popular spot on a hot day. I recommend you go during the work week to avoid the masses; on a hot day it can get very busy. The […]

Creature, from the inside – Strobist macro moths
Creature, from the inside - Strobist macro moths

 

 
I have started playing round more and more with my external flashes and wireless triggers. The other day I noticed a moth on the window and thought it might make an interesting subject; using a single strobe with slight diffusion placed outside I up-lit the window and got these shots of the various moths that were attracted.
Basic info:
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