ARCLED 8 Channel LED Engine

ARCLED 8 Channel LED Engine

I’m happy to announce a new product made by ARC. Over the years I’ve worked with a large number of illuminators, from mercury excitation lamps to laser combiners. I’ve tried to combine the best traits of a light source into this device, while...
DIY Syringe Pump

DIY Syringe Pump

Interesting little project. Not sure the money pans out considering how much time it would take to build, but if one wanted to learn mechanical control, this would be a good way to dive in! https://www.drdflo.com/syringe...
Cooling a Pt Grey Camera

Cooling a Pt Grey Camera

I’ve been working with Pt Grey (now FLIR) cameras for a few years now, and one nagging question in the back of my mind has been whether or not it is possible to cool them via external means. There are basically 3 categories of cooling when it comes to low light...
Data Logging in the Cloud

Data Logging in the Cloud

I’ve been working on a project which requires data logging from a mobile device over several days. I came across a neat site which supports simple uploading and view/export of data, from numerous sources. It’s called thingspeak.com.  Once you have data...
A serial monitor that works in Win7x64!

A serial monitor that works in Win7x64!

David Biggs at KB Imaging LLC put me onto this serial monitoring software, called SUDT Accessport . I’ve used it a bit for some work on the triggerscope, and it works very well! You can watch data transmitted between USB emulated serial ports, under RS-232, and...