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Peak Nerd! Installing RAMPS on a Wanhao i3+ / Cocoon Create

Peak Nerd! Installing RAMPS on a Wanhao i3+ / Cocoon Create

I spent most of my day installing open-source hardware in my 3D printer. Have I achieved Peak Nerd? Anyway, here’s some information about connecting the RAMPS board to the ribbon cable that goes to the hotend of a Wanhao i3+ aka Cocoon Create, also known as the printer that Aldi was selling a few weeks Continue reading Peak Nerd! Installing RAMPS on a Wanhao i3+ / Cocoon Create

It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

Ok After-Effects people, here’s a t-shirt that will be instantly recognisable to any animator / motionographer / compositor / editor / post-production colleagues, but completely meaningless to the muggles. Let your keyframe-tweaking flag fly! Comes in any colour, as long as it’s grey, because of course it’s grey, silk screened from a vector file, not Continue reading It’s a shibboleth for After Effects nerds!

ChookRobot – an automatic chook door system

ChookRobot – an automatic chook door system

Melbourne, Australia is, apparently the fox capital of the world. So round here chooks have to be locked up at night in a secure coop. And sadly, we’ve lost a couple of our hard working girls when I forgot to lock the door at night. Since machines never make mistakes I’ve built an automatic door Continue reading ChookRobot – an automatic chook door system

An SRT subtitle offsetter using powershell

An SRT subtitle offsetter using powershell

I get to deal with .srt files a lot at the moment. Not only does everything we produce needs to meet accessibility standards, but the default for social media video is that since it auto-plays without sound you need subtitles burnt-in so that people can watch it without clicking on it. Due to frustration with Continue reading An SRT subtitle offsetter using powershell

A quick snippet for checking image sequences

A quick snippet for checking image sequences

Image sequences, love ’em. All those distributed renders and so on create hundreds of thousands of image files on my media drive, so it’s good to have a quick scrip for checking that a sequence has rendered completely without any gaps. Here’s one in Powershell. It tells you if any files are not in sequence Continue reading A quick snippet for checking image sequences