Build a Stratux in 10 minutes! (ADS-B)

As the 2020 FAA mandate for ADS-B comes upon us, more aircraft are using the ADS-B system. Additionally, weather transmission via towers is a major free source of in-flight weather info. Having recently picked up a new iPad, and subscribing to FireFlight, I decided it was time to add the ability to see ADS-B traffic, […]

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Optical Design comes to the iPad!

Over the past 5 years, almost every project I’ve worked on has required some level of optic design. In many cases, simple designs suffice. For example, projecting an LED can be accomplished at a basic level with an aspheric condenser. But when designs require flat fields, especially corrective elements, or apochromatic performance, it’s time to leverage commercial […]

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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 it will output the communication in either ASCII or HEX. […]

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How to use external triggers on scientific and industrial cameras

Controlling a camera from an external trigger can be very useful. External triggering provides greater timing accuracy, direct control over exposure duration, and remote operation from TTL devices. This is a prime reason I made the Triggerscope controller, so I though it would be useful to explain how this works and what you can do […]

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