Strategy

November 15, 2018

  Alice came to the fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered.“ Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.   Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. […]

Yamaha Tenere luggage carrier plate designed in Fusion 360

October 7, 2018

Designed in Fusion 360.  Machined using 6mm thick aluminium on a CNC router.  Click on pictures for larger images. Design:   Small plate:   Small plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Large plate:   Large plate was custom designed to fit existing bag:   Bag fits in two directions:   Large plate […]

LibreElec boot from USB – Error after upgrading

July 4, 2018

Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi 3+ Use LibreELEC USB-SD Creator to write libreelec-rpi2.arm-8.2.4.img.gz to SD card. Use LibreELEC USB-SD Creator to write libreelec-rpi2.arm-8.2.4.img.gz to USB memory stick. Add “program_usb_boot_mode=1” (without double quotes) to config.txt on SD card just once and boot your Pi to flip a bit in a write-once register to enable USB […]

Inkscape – Path operations & alignment

May 27, 2018

Inkscape has a number of commands to form new paths from two or more preexisting paths. The z-order of the paths is important. It does not matter if you click object A first and then object B, or vice versa – it is the order of the parts i.e. which part sits on top that […]

Unity quick tips

May 11, 2018

Unity + Autodesk https://unity3d.com/company/public-relations/news/unity-technologies-collaborates-autodesk-strengthen-link-autodesk-3ds FBX promotes interoperability between 3D software ← → FBX is a proprietary format owned by Autodesk. Unity has made a deal with Autodesk to promote ‘seamless’ collaboration. Blender is left in the cold and needs a swiss army knife to be able to interpret (Autodesk) .FBX files: Blender ← (Blender friendly) […]

Blender textures and materials + FBX export for Unity

May 8, 2018

Blender comes with a built in Blender Render engine and a Cycles Render engine. In this example the selected render engine is irrelevant. Blender comes with an optional Nodes material editor. Select this material as the main node in the Nodes editor. Nodes editor In this example we will not use the optional Nodes editor. […]

Irvinebank

April 11, 2018

Source: http://www.athertontablelandnetguide.com/irvinebank/history/callaghan.html A History of Irvinebank by Mike O’Callaghan Mike O’Callaghan grew up in Irvinebank and worked as a clerk/office boy for John Moffat for 7 years before John Moffat retired in 1912. Introduction This is to be a historical record of the township of Irvinebank. Irvinebank has somewhat of a fascinating history, and it […]

Swing

December 16, 2017

I am building a swing set similar to this: I came across these round metal pipe corner brackets that would give it a more traditional look and maximizes the frame height.  Unfortunately they are not sold in Australia and do not come in 150mm diameter. Timber posts Step one is to get the posts ordered […]

Horn Island (HID) airport

July 22, 2017

From here you can take a QuantasLink Dash 8 airplane to Cairns airport, a Skytrans/Westwing island hopper airplane to islands in the Torres Strait that have an airstrip, or a helicopter charter to any island in the Torres Strait. Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland […]

Maps of the Torres Strait islands

July 21, 2017

Click on pictures for larger version. Warning: Large file size (3MB+) Boigu Island Dauan Island Saibai         Photo Gallery