Tag: gadgets

March 30, 2017

Oh dear, I seem to have done it again. I’ve been without a piano for over a year, now. My old Casio Celviano finally gave up the ghost, and ended up in a skip in December 2015. I didn’t miss it at first – it…

Read the PostGadget! Instrument! Casio Privia PX-560

February 2, 2017

What the A2 does as well is join the Jongo Caskeid network, so music playing through one device can also play through the others, synchronously.

Read the PostGadget – Jongo A2

October 19, 2016
October 17, 2016

The Zoom H6 is a great handy 6-track recorder. It can be used stand-alone, or as an audio interface to a Windows PC, Mac, iPad and (undocumented) Android. Recordings made on it are easily digitally transferred to a PC or Mac, to be imported into…

Read the PostCopy Audio Tracks To The Zoom H6

October 12, 2016

My 8″ has recently gone to a very good home, so I can now concentrate on using the 4.5″. This has distinct advantages – my garden table is shaded from the surrounding light (but still has a good area of visible sky), and it can be carried with one hand, so if I want to throw it in the car and go somewhere else, it is easy.

Read the PostMerlin SynScan GOTO Mount

September 24, 2016

At the end of August I bought a Garmin Forerunner 235 watch, to replace my Fitbit. It was somewhat of an impulse buy (who, me?), but I am completely satisfied with it.

Read the PostMore on my Garmin Watch

September 21, 2016

As some of you will know, I am overweight. As such, I have fat wrists. Actually, they don’t seem that big, in proportion to my arms, but they are big enough to cause the eternal watchstrap problem. When I was using my Fitbit Flex, it…

Read the PostThe Watchstrap Problem.

June 24, 2016

Although I have had a Roberts Stream 93i radio for well over a year before buying one for my office, I am now using it a lot more for streaming from my NAS. I ran into a puzzle where it appeared to *sometimes* be ignoring…

Read the PostLosing track

April 27, 2016

A combination of changes at YouTube and Ricoh’s new video driver (UVC Blender) now means that it is straightforward to stream 360° video live. I’ve experimented a little with it, and am not yet sure if it is good enough for what I want to…

Read the PostYouTube Live Streaming With The Ricoh Theta S

April 20, 2016

I love my Theta S camera, but I found when using it on a pole, it was a bit of a handful to hold that steady and get out my phone to trigger the picture. Moreover the frustration of having to log on to the…

Read the PostManual remote trigger for Ricoh Theta S

April 11, 2016

More 360° nonsense for those of you not yet bored. This is getting surreal. Checking on what was up on HugVR today, I found the Canadian chap I was talking to last night experimenting with another guy in England, attempting a two way VR hookup.…

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April 10, 2016

Last night, long past my sensible bedtime, I found myself chatting to a chap in Canada who was broadcasting his lounge in 360°, on hugvr.com. Hugvr is still in Beta, but is a site for live streaming 360° video. I’ve taken to checking it out…

Read the PostExperiments with 360° Live Streaming.