I’m like a dog with two tails……Yesterdays trials and tribulations with the chain saw logging mill went fine. I got the Arduino to control a light. Could have done it quicker by touching it’s wires to a battery but that is not the point of this exercise. For those with time, electronic components are cheap as chips. I have time but don’t know a transistor from a resistor. I do know what folk charge for computers, intervalometers, weather stations. I have spent sixty pounds to learn. If I fail then I’ll leave it to the experts.
This morning was dull and damp but despite a two mile walk and failing on the crossword I’m happy. The damn crossword I'm not too happy about. I’ll have another go at that wee devil later!
The chainsaw logging mill turned out to be a fit for purpose.
Today we have replenished the camper gas…..I now have enough for months. We have been to the wholesale animal feed place and the dogs have enough for months. It comes in fifteen kilo sacks and is VAT free for working dogs…..Dogs Get Working!
First thing this morning I was listening to The Mitt Romney road show round up. It has been spectacularly lacking in the expected Republican humour. Apart from an early appearance of some dumb redneck chucking peanuts at someone it has either been saccharine sickening or boring as F..k as only the right can be.(Okay I’ve had some tedious ones, I own up). All that changed with the geriatric Clint Eastwood abusing an empty chair. It is just brilliant. Look it up.
Well I’ll be buggered. Here is the tiny microprocessor blinking a light.
You may think this is easy…………..No way. Took me six hours to get this far and then it just isophased . I altered the code and it occulted. Gobsmacked! I am in control of a computer for the first time in sixty years. It’s easy peasy! I just typed in a number and clicked on the little arrow second left in the screen grab below. Away it went, what a star!
I shouldn’t advertise something I covet but I can’t afford it yet! Harrison Cameras in Sheffield have a Canon 400mm F2.8 lens in as new condition with a hard box and all the bells and whistles for six and a half grand. Get in there!!
Have a magical September.