Yearly Archives: 2017

Light Bulb PCB

As part of a Halloween costume (I was a “bright idea”), I designed a light bulb PCB, which was mostly just an excuse to try out PCBmodE. It consists of seven addressable RGB LEDs, an ATtiny85 microcontroller, an ambient light … Continue reading

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Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos

While recently in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, I drove out towards Argentina to look at the national flamingo reserve, which consists of a number of salt lakes (with flamingos). There are also other interesting geologic formations including rocks sticking … Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

After viewing the total solar eclipse last month, I visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the way back from Tennessee, as well as the Cherohala Skyway, parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Mount Mitchell. Here are some photos … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse

Last week, I watched the total solar eclipse from eastern Tennessee, across the Tennessee River from the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. I was originally planning on watching it from the mountains on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, but … Continue reading

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Solar Filter Holder

With a total solar eclipse in the continental United States coming up next month, I purchased a solar filter for my telephoto lens. Unfortunately, this OD 5.0 solar filter, which is required for safe optical viewing is much too dark … Continue reading

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