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ArtworkCarpentryEngineeringPython

Laser GIS map

Hello this is a tutorial used to create a GIS laser cut contour map. Tools/Software needed QGIS - Free Autocad/Draftsight Illustrator/Inkscape LaserWeb 4 running on a K40 40w Laser   Download QGISA A free and open source Geographic Information System software from here http://www.qgis.org/en/site/ Download your GIS data as im using…
Alec Short
March 28, 2017
ArduinoElectronicsEngineeringSurfingWeather

WAVEbuoy

Featured on instructables here http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/ The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre's wave buoys. This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in…
Alec Short
July 19, 2015
ElectronicsEngineeringProgramming

Ubidots ISS

I discovered the really cool ISS live stream recently. I thought it would be good to show my son on his raspberry PI and make an alert light/sound when it was over our home see if we could see it. I looked at making a Google map with their API…
Alec Short
January 28, 2015
ArduinoElectronicsEngineeringSurfing

SURFalert

SURFalert is my first standalone Arduino project to help visualise a surf forecast for any location covered by Magicseaweed. The standalone system (doesn’t need to be connected to a computer) uses a open source Arduino controller and Ethernet shield to connect to the internet parse some XML data and display…
Alec Short
January 6, 2015
ElectronicsEngineeringSurfing

Wavecopter

WAVEcopter is a fully waterproof quadcopter frame that I have constructed mostly from readily available and cheap electrical parts. My reasons for building it were to gain a new perspective on surfing photography, do aerial surveying of event sites, and to satisfy my general fascination with robotics and aviation. I…
Alec Short
January 4, 2015
ArduinoElectronicsEngineeringProgrammingSurfing

Swell Dials

This is an arduino project to visualise ocean data wave height/swell period & local wind from any surfing location on magicseaweed /* Simple Client Parsing sketch Arduino 1.0 version */ #include <String.h> #include <SPI.h> #include <Ethernet.h> #include <Servo.h> Servo swell; Servo period; Servo wind; byte mac[] = { 0xDE, 0xAD,…
Alec Short
January 29, 2014
ElectronicsEngineering

GPRS Webcam

IIP Camera based on reused smartphones with GSM/GPRS modem, using android apps mobilewebcam and triggerME. Camera can be left unattended for up to 3 months using custom lipo battery.
Alec Short
September 4, 2013