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A lot has changed in the world of computers and computing in 40 years, since I used that Video Genie!

June 7th, 2020

Now a lot has changed in the world of computers and computing in 40 years, since I used that Video Genie!

Video Genie

Video Genie

CPU: Zilog Z80, running at 1.76 MHz
16 KB RAM

This is one of the current Raspberry Pi’s, it’s a Raspberry Pi Zero W, and was released over three years ago in 2017.

Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi Zero W

CPU: ARM11 running at 1GHz
RAM: 512MB

At least the Video Genie looked like a computer!!!

Anyway, I’m using this small computer, size of a match box, for a new project coming soon!

 

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My Brother gets another 15 minutes of fame…..on the BBC

June 5th, 2020

 

For all media enquiries and bookings please contact media@singinggardener.uk

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Royal Mail 5 months late ?

June 4th, 2020

I received a parcel in the post today, 5 months late!

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The GoPro 3D Hero System

June 3rd, 2020

It’s quite old now, and no longer supported by GoPro, but it still works…

GoPro 3D Hero System

GoPro 3D Hero System

GoPro 3D Hero System

GoPro 3D Hero System

 

 

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Experiments in 3D with a GoPro 3D Hero System

June 2nd, 2020

Remember those goofy 3D red and blue glasses, or those 3D TVs, today we have VR headsets, like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index which provide an immersive experience!

But I’ve gone old school and put together two GoPro cameras, and you can shoot 3D photos or 3D video.

You’ll need the goofy 3D red and blue glasses to view these images.

Bee hives in 3D

Bee hives in 3D

Angus in 3D

Angus in 3D

Esther in 3D

Esther in 3D

Chair in 3D

Chair in 3D

My next experiment, is to record a video of a Goldfinch!

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Great tit feeding on sunflower husks @RSPB @BBCSpringwatch

June 1st, 2020

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POV – Andy goes for a long walk video!

May 15th, 2020

So I dusted off the GoPro that I’ve never really used, and took it for a walk!

Here is the video of the walk! 

So if in isolation, lockdown, bored nothing to do, and want to go on a virtual walk – here it is all 1hr 15 minutes!

Enjoy!

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What is growing in Andysworld! greenhouse?

May 5th, 2020

At present there seems to be a growing frenzy across the nation – I wonder why? All my usual online seed and greenhouse suppliers are out of stock or stating 28-day delivery lead times, on items!

So a few of you readers, have been sending me photos and telling me what you’ve been growing.

So this has inspired this blog today, to show you What is growing in Andysworld! greenhouse?

I currently do not have any compost, so I’ve had to resort to “Andys Special Blend No.1” – e.g. homemade compost from compost corner!

Have fun, and keep growing….

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Be Well and Safe! #Stayathome

April 27th, 2020

rainbow

It’s been a while since I last blogged, so family and friends of Andysworld! around the world Be Well, and Safe!

Lindsey and I are working from home, from the “shire” and all is well.

sheep and lamps

We are so lucky, working from home with views open countryside in this rural idyll, with Ultrafast broadband, fibre connected thanks to EU funding!

Thanks to the NHS, Carers, Retail supermarkets workers, and essentials workers.

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10th Year a VMware vExpert

February 25th, 2020
VMware vExpert 10 Years

VMware vExpert 10 Years

VMware vExpert 2020

VMware vExpert 2020

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