We have had a couple of nice Sunny days here though the cool breeze has taken the edge off the temperature. Tonight I took a couple of shots of the Sunset seen from my back garden:
This one taken with the auto setting on the Nikon:
This one with the Sunrise / Sunset setting:
The auto setting is the more natural of the two.
I do like the view in that direction, looking through the delicate branches of a Silver Birch.
I needed some way of stopping me from waffling on while I am talking to other amateur radio enthusiasts when I am using our local repeater. It has a three minute time out and it caught me out a couple of days ago while I was chatting to an amateur in New Zealand.
To that end I spent yesterday having a think and today finally decided to use the small colour LCD screen I showed many moons ago. It is plugged in an Arduino Uno. The problem came when programming the Arduino. Last time was so long ago I had forgotten how. After a lot of Googling I found the information I needed to make it show a slowly pulsing large green circle which changes to yellow after about two minutes and then to a faster flashing red with about 30 seconds to go. There is a push button to start the thing when I start rabbiting on. Time will tell whether that is enough to curb the flow of hot air.
8 hours ago