Sketching

From sketch to vector
Sketch to T-Shirt

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Premiere Pro Tips

Window-Workspace-Editing
Metadata -check framerate
i -inpoint in the video
o-outpoint
Insert (or drag and drop the image into project area)
Sequence – Sequence settings-check
c-razor tool – clicl on clips – make cuts in them
TRANSITIONS – clip selected Ctrl D (default transition)
Effects-search – Cross (Cross disolve)
Title-New Title – Default Still
Righ click on text – Centering

Right Click in empty space – Ripple Delete (erases empty space between clips)

effects – fast color corrector
fast blur – clcik on the stopwatch icon=creates key frame at the end chage settings of effects (animates the effect)

Bottom left-create adjustment layer
Add effect to adjustment layer
Lumetry-preset for color grading (specific camera)
Copy FX to adjustment layer-Ctrl C-Ctrl V paste effect onto a clip
Keyframes in audio – effect controls panel
File -Export Media
Format-H.264
Preset-Match Source -High Bitrate
(Youtube bitrate 8Mbps)

; to enlarge window for preview

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Thoughts on the “essence”

First you must follow your own nature, if you are natural and firm in your beliefs yet flexible in the way you encounter life, then your spirit will inhabit the blade and make it perfect

Yosihara senior on the Japanese sword

– Searching for the essence gave japan advancement in technology and miniaturization.

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Python Notes

Basic

 len = length
 phrase.index
 phrase.replace
 modulus operator % - leftover after divide operation
 input("prompt")

Lists

[] square brackets = list
 [1:3] range elemets i list
 .extend() - adds lists together
 .append() -adds an item to the end
 .insert() - (1, item) adds item to position 1
 .remove() - removes particular item
 .clear - clears the whole list
 .pop - removes last element of list
 .index - gives the index of item
 .count - how many times a particular value is in the list
 .sort - ascending order
 .reverse
 .copy

Tuple

container for different values
 can't change
 xxx = ()

Functions

def xxx(parameter):
 lowercase names
    RETURN STATEMENT
   return 
if xxx:
 if xxx or yyy: one must be true
 if xxx and yyy: both must be true
elif - else if
elif xxx and not (yyy): - will change yyy to oposite

Operators

!= not equal
== equal
= greater or equal to 
2**3 = 2^3

Types

float(input("Enter number)) - converts to float
str()-konvertuje na string
abs() - absolutna value
pow(cislo, exponent)
round - rounding value

Math

from math import*
floor - chops off decimal point
ceil - round value up
sqrt - shows square root

Dictionaries

xxx = {yyy:zzz,} yyy asociates to zzz
open("employees.txt","r")
 r read, w write, a append, r+ read and write

Loops

while
 i+=1 - i + 1
 and not() - one OR the other option

For loop

for index in range(3):
 index = 0, 1, 2,  - for every itteration

Nested for loop

 for row in number_grid:
      for col in row:
 print (col)
COMMENTS - use hashtags

Resources:

https://realpython.com/python-testing/

https://www.w3schools.com/python/python_functions.asp

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Bow Building

To become a bowyer

First build a bow
Make a bowstring jig
Make a bow string
become an archer

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Canotto, building an electro-acoustic upright bass!

My friend who is a bass player came up with an idea of building an upright bass. After going through a lot of ideas and designs we stumbled upon the Canotto.

A beautiful canoe shaped upright bass designed by 19th century French physicist Felix Savart.

Here you can see how we build it in 9 days with basic woodworking tools.

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OLED LCD I2C test

Today I tested a small 0,96″ OLED display with 128×64 pixels.

It is a common SSD1306 display with I2C.

The hook up is easy:

Display -> UNO
SDA -> A4
SCK -> A5
GND -> GND
VCC -> VCC (5V)

I use the MultiLCD library, which works fine.

The OLED display I bought for 2,69 $

IMG_20160905_150109

Arduino UNO with OLED and BMP180 sensor on I2C

Other links:

http://www.modlog.net/?p=887

http://arduino-er.blogspot.cz/2015/04/hello-world-096-inch-128×64-i2c-oled-on.html

https://blog.jokielowie.com/en/2016/03/wyswietlacz-oled-ssd1306-i-raspberry-pi/

http://gadjetsblog.blogspot.cz/2013/07/diy-chrono-shopping-list.html

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Bootleg Mic

Ever felt a need to record a concert or your band on your phone, since no other recording device is available?

Well I found a wonderful solution over at Open Music Labs. A simple electret microphone upgrade for your phone! I added a -20dB pad switch by adding a 3k9 resistor in series on output. That provides plenty of attenuation, I have to try it with our crazy loud drummer, sometimes when he bangs pieces of cymbals go flying…IMG_20160904_165401 IMG_20160904_162422IMG_20160904_165228

another build can be seen here: bootleg mic

After some time I decided to mod the mic for more gain, now it works great! I used 1k5 instead of the 470 Ohm resistor. The gain of the microphone depends on the quality of the capsule and the JFET used and probably the cell phone, so the gain mod described here is sometimes necessary, like in my case.

Gain Mod – The gain of the stock bootlegMIC is set to 0.2, based upon tests with a few cellphones. Our testing was by no means exhaustive, and it is very likely that the gain may be too high or too low for your phone. If you want to tailor the gain specifically for your phone, take a recording in the loudest setting you think you will want. Next, open up the recording in a wavefile editor so you can see the peak levels. If the signal is lower than 0dB, make a note of the highest peaks. If it is higher than 0dB, estimate how high the peak would be. Then calculate the difference in gain needed. For example, if the signal is down by -6dB (one half full scale), then you should double the drain resistor value (make it 1k). If the signal looks like it is +6dB too hot, then half the value (220ohms).

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TEN Free two layer PCB from FirstPCB.com

Visit this link to get your free PCBs!

http://www.firstpcb.com/mi_odoHoQ

Free-PCB

I am just about to order some myself!!!

edit 30.1.2019: another nice pcb service: https://jlcpcb.com/

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Green Mic Preamp Finished!

Finally I finished my Green Mic Preamp.

The project is slowly dyeing off, since the source files are hard to obtain.

I plan on making a better simplified SMD version which I will share.IMG_0002IMG_0001

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