Monthly Archives: June 2024

Dicom to weird animated GIF via Python

Every now and then, having some coding skills turns out to be useful in the most unexpected ways. In support of a creative project, I need to be able to convert some image files. But these aren’t your normal, run-of-the-mill snapshots. They are images captured during CT and MRI scans. This being France, your medical data is regarded as your… Read more »

Repairing a BBC Master #3: Power checks

Now that we know the sickly BBC Master’s power supply is okay, it’s time to check whether that power is getting to all the chips on the board. Luckily, the schematics help us here in more ways than one. On the first page is a table of all the ICs with pin numbers for their VCC and GND connections. I… Read more »

Prints, posters and more

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In my other life, I’m a photographer. In fact, I’ve been taking pictures since I was a teenager and my degree is in film & photography. It’s deep in my DNA. Maybe being a geek helps. Photography is a combination of aesthetics and technology – now more than ever. Most of my work centres around landscape, the environment and travel,… Read more »

Zolatron: RTC, SRAM and SD board

After my fun with real-time clock chips (here and here) I figured it was time to add one to the Zolatron 64. But there was a catch. The previous experiments had involved microcontrollers with built-in SPI capabilities. That was something the Zolatron sadly lacked. Luckily, someone else has already come up with a solution. The 65SPI project by Daryl Rictor… Read more »