The most cost-effective internationalization method

Let’s have a look at something completely different. By law, Finnish universities have a requirement to offer international experience to students. There are many ways we try to fulfill this requirement: international lecturers, networked courses with collaborating universities across the globe, exchange programs, and many other types of work. But …

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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 5 – Programming

Last time, in Part 4, I described how the Arduino is wired with the two servos, two switches, and the hacked Canon camera. Now, it’s time to pass through the code of the Arduino and show you how easy it actually is to get the Arduino to power your projects. This flowchart …

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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 4 – Arduino

Arduino is a little gem of a device. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say of it: *** Arduino is an open-source computer hardware and software company, project and user community that designs and manufactures microcontroller-based kits for building digital devices and interactive objects that can sense and control objects in …

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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 3 – Printed parts

Now it’s time to see the parts that I had to print to make this thing work. The list is as follows: Camera horizontal mount Camera horizontal roller Camera cradle Film gate mount and servo clamp Film gate clamp, gate fastener, and film gate switch mount Film gate desk clamp Battery box …

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The 8mm film scanner (Telecine) project, part 2 – Hacked camera

This time in the multipart blog on the home-made Telecine, I’ll discuss the Canon Hack Development Kit and its connections with the Arduino. The CHDK is a wonderful, open source project, in which dedicated programmers have reverse-engineered the Canon camera operating system. The hacked version of the firmware allows the user …

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