Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - latest update

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 22:03:18 GMT

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - latest update
Here’s my wooden terminal again. Changes since I last posted about this are quite a few. Memory is now at 512MB. I stuck a slightly bigger heat sink on the processor and removed the fan. It runs fine like this and hasn’t had any overheating problems. The upshot of this is that the machine now has no moving parts and is completely silent! I got a very short (25cm) monitor cable from Lindy. Made the cables much tidier, but didn’t improve the screen sharpness noticeably, as I was hoping it would. I added a speaker socket on the back so at some point in the future I can use some external (wooden) speakers without needing the keep the front flap down all the time. I removed the non-working speakers from inside. I put in an IDE to compact flash adaptor. The adaptor is accessible from under the front flap. My plan is to use the Linux suspend2 patch to resume from an image on the CF card with the aim of reducing the time it takes to get ready. I’m still working on making this work properly. See also: the front for the original information and iterations one and two of the internals.

Wooden Touchscreen Terminal - open flap

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 22:02:39 GMT

Moon 1

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 04:00:12 GMT

Moon 1
Shortly before eclipse. Taken with kit lens up to the lens of the telescope.

Moon 2

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 04:00:04 GMT

Moon 2
Shortly before eclipse. This was taken with no lens on the camera.

Lunar Eclipse 1

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 03:59:56 GMT

Lunar Eclipse 1
The eclipse in progress. Taken though zoom lens and cropped. As the moon got darker it became more difficult to hold the camera still enough to take pictures through the telescope. Some kind of camera-telescope attachment rig is needed.

Lunar Eclipse 2

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Mar 2007 03:59:50 GMT

Lunar Eclipse 2
The eclipse in progress. Best viewed big to see the surrounding stars. It was a fine night for it.