Percy and I went in to see the Sydney harbour bridge and skyline lit up as part of the Vivid festival. Here are the two best shots of the night.
We also stopped in Newcastle. This time the sun was out and it was back to Nobbys for a reshoot.
During the recent trip through New South Wales, we stopped for a rest in Muswellbrook
Yesterday i returned back to Canberra from Newcastle and was going past lake george near sunset. As we started up the hill, Percy signaled he wanted me to stop for a photo.
I’ve decided to re-arrange the pictures that i have been uploading and introduce a new system to keep track of them and number the files sequentially rather than the current ad-hoc file names.
This gave me a problem, what picture would i make the first OzSnaps photo….. I think its fitting to post one of Percy and the Single Board Computer i recently completed making after getting around to it. It had been sitting on a shelf for atleast two years. I put it together more as an artwork and demonstration unit than to put into use as i planned to when i bought it.
Percy is the Polar bear i’m going to take with my and sometimes put into photos as something extra to put in the foreground. I think he’s much more photogenic than me.
The Single board computer was a kit bought from Dick Smith which featured a PIC16F877A microcontroller and several input/output options. Obviously not usable like a personal computer, but this could be used to monitor some sensors like a house alarm or control a manufacturing or production facility or add smarts to an older air-conditioner.
This one has 8 kilobytes of flash memory, 256 bytes of RAM , 256 bytes of EEPROM (like a hard disk) , 2 Analog inputs, 10 Digital inputs, 10 digital outputs, two relay outputs, a temperature sensor , a light sensor and a serial port to allow communications to other computers.
I’m still going through the photos i took on my last “weekend” away before christmas. I say “Weekend” because it was two consecutive days off which weren’t a Saturday/Sunday. I work on a rotating roster.
I went down to the coast and took the cameras. Of course Percy (the polar bear) came along too.
I was planning to stay at North Head camping area, but the park entry ticket dispenser was gone from that entry so I went up to Pebbly beach.