Monday, July 21, 2014

WARNING ! Mad Scientist At Work !

Hill Street Blues was in it's second season the last time I did anything in electronics. The Great Courses produced a new course on basic electronics. It tweaked my interest in electronics again. I picked up a text book and lab manual on electronics.

I am starting to work some of the labs. One lab is to build this simple electronic metronome.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Flying Ralston-Central Park in Arvada

The city of Arvada just completed a complete renovation of one of the parks along Ralston Creek Trail. Ralston-Central Park at West 58th & Garrison in Arvada, Colorado includes new restrooms, a water park, 2 play areas, a large picnic pavilion, and a large open space. I took my quadcopter out for a quick fly over of the new park Friday morning.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Pretty Pictures

Girl on Bicycle
Girl on Bicycle with Eldorado Canyon in background
Boulder Greenbelt Plateau open space

Greenbelt Plateau
National Wind Technology Lab and Eldorado Canyon
Boulder Greenbelt Plateau open space

Friday, July 04, 2014

Flying over Boulder Greenbelt Plateau

I took my quadcopter to Boulder Greenbelt Plateau open space this morning and got some nice video.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Full moon rising

I've had bad luck taking photos of the moon. These are the best one's yet! Someone suggested my problem was caused by vibration when the mirror in the DSLR flipped up; they suggested I try locking the mirror up and use a time delay shutter or a remote. I figured out how to lock the mirror up and a used 2 second delayed shutter. I also tried a range of shutter speeds and ISO's.

Full moon rising over Arbor Lake, Arvada, Colorado.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Maiden flight of the phantom

Maiden flight of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus
Arbor Lake, Arvada, Colorado
June 6, 2014.