I test out the Surface Pro X as a replacement for my Surface Go. I try out x64 compatibility too, using the latest Windows Insider preview.
When the Galaxy buds live were announced, I was excited that they might be all that I'm looking for in a pair of truly wireless earbuds (TWE); comfortable, modern, with active noise cancellation (ANC) and with good mics. The initial reviews seemed to corroborate this, with some caveats, so I ordered a pair to give... Continue Reading →
This post contains amazon affiliate links, but remember to shop around and support local businesses if you can! I recently purchased a new set of earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM3. This is for personal use (music and podcasts at home and during commute), and potentially as a headset for the multitude of Zoom/Teams/Skype meetings and the... Continue Reading →
I've detailed my Arduino photogrammetry setup, first here when it just used my phone, then here when I cludged together a physical trigger in the form of a servo motor. That worked really well, and I've made a bunch of models with it that have come out absolutely superb. However, to get the servo motor... Continue Reading →
A running theme of this blog (and my work in general) is in using freely available software when I can. There's multiple reasons for this; the main and most obvious being saving money. But there are other reasons too - losing access when changing institutions (or when licensing changes and something becomes unaffordable) is a... Continue Reading →
Extending the arduino photogrammetry setup to turn the turntable by an arbitrary amount, then trigger an android phone and a DSLR, then move the turntable again and repeat.
In these days of working from home, you may need to explain how to do something visually on you computer. Windows 10 has a built in screen recorder in the Xbox Game Bar, and I've been using this to record short tutorials for this website, and for students accessing information for the first time online.... Continue Reading →
Working with photogrammetry, laser scanning, and all the other techniques I dabble with/intimately rely on, I generate a lot of 3D data. For the most part that data is usually very high resolution, and often quite noisy and in need of cleaning up. I want to detail here some of the software I've come across... Continue Reading →
 - I later built on this post and extended the setup considerably here. Photogrammetry is awesome, and there’s a whole bunch of papers and software out there that mean you can do it for free. But taking 100’s of photos can be a pain. I’ve been eyeing up ways of automating this for a... Continue Reading →