7 questions for my avid fans

Seeing as how I am constantly inundated by media requests – I figured I would use my podium here to ask the readers a few questions. I look at it as distributed googling really, and hopefully finding some vetted answers in the sea of confusion that is out there.


1) has anyone used CHDK here? It is a modified firmware for certain cameras, and seemingly it allows you to get very low level access to the camera. With it you can enable time lapse mode, Raw shooting, video, motion detection, and I think they are working on time travel. This seems like an amazing project. Does anyone have any success with it? Does anyone have any recommendations on cameras? Im kind of looking at the SD1100 and the SD600.

and lastly, does anyone have any recommendations on where to find said camera cheaply? I’m running dd-wrt on my home router and have a hacked xbox, so this seems like it is within my reach, just looking for people with experience in it.


chdk interface

chdk interface


2) does anyone know of any good anti flicker plugins for after effects (or anything else (on a mac)) that will remove the frame-to-frame luminance variations of a dslr time lapse?


3) does anyone know why frame-to-frame luminance variations happen on my d40 running in complete darkness with a manual lens and a flash?


4) does anyone know of a good guide to moving an arduino project towards a mass producible item? Lets say I would like to make a one board version of my arduino rss reader – how would I go about doing that?


breadboard arduino

breadboard arduino


5) How much does the average human heart weigh?


6) Does anyone know of a comparison between the online stock video sites from a submitter’s perspective? Does anyone have experience with any specific sites? (feel free to email me if you would rather not post publicly – “r” at this domain, no prefix.)


7) Enough about me – Why are you here? What kinds of projects brought you here, and what kinds of projects would you like to see here?


Thanks for your time, and hopefully your answers!

Ok guys… this is getting pretty boring…

this is my view for the last 5 days… unchanged.
My view
hopefully all this time on my back makes for a healthier knee
ACL surgery 5 days later
hmmm. i guess it doesn’t look much better. i think the swelling has gone down a tiny bit. I hope.

Break it down to build it up. (Personal Injury-style)

Here’s two pix of the old right knee.
Before and after ACL patellar tendon autography (with a side order of both lateral and medial menisci repair)

 

Right knee before the surgery

 

Aftermath of ACL surgery - 2 days later

 

Kids – Make sure you always have health insurance.

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