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Hobby Circuits – Bill Bowden

Bill Bowden’s Circuits is one of the oldest Web Reference, it was hosted by CompuServe homepages and later moved to his own domain website.

A small collection of electronic circuits for the hobbyist or student. Site includes over 100 circuit diagrams, links to related sites, commercial kits and projects, newsgroups and educational areas.

Hobby Circuits - Bill Bowden

Most of the circuits can be built with common components available from Radio Shack or salvaged from scrap electronic equipment…….

Hobby Circuits – Bill Bowden

Some of the Highlights in this website

  • 32.768 KHz Oscillator Using A Common Watch Crystal
  • 40 LED Bicycle Light (555 Timer – 6 volt)
  • Descrete LED fading circuit using 5 transistors
  • Mechanical Wall Clock Quartz Synchronizer
  • Neodymium Magnet Single Pole Motor
  • Variable Voltage and Current Power Supply
  • Micro Power AM Broadcast Transmitter

Macro photography – Close-up Photography

I saw some photos of products, some images were good, some focus lost, few of them dim. Even i had lot of trouble with photographing objects. So here is a collection of resources to improve this skill of Indoor Macro photography.

Macro photography  is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects. Electronic Product Photography is a Branch of commercial photography and similar in most respects to food photography.

 food and product photography

Macro photography

Apart from technical photography and film-based processes, where the size of the image on the negative or image sensor is the subject of discussion, the finished print or on-screen image more commonly lends a photograph its macro status.

“Macro” lenses specifically designed for close-up work, with a long barrel for close focusing and optimized for high reproduction ratios, are one of the most common tools for macro photography. (Unlike most other lens makers,

Plonsky – Macrophotography Article

“….see the bug in more detail than we could in real life. That is what got me started and what I enjoy so much about macros. They let you see what you ordinarily cannot. As a scientist, I am quite curious by nature…”