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Scanimate_Dave At Notacon8

Long before the days of digital media, the scanimate married analog video game technology with television.This year at Notacon in Cleveland, participants will enjoy a special presentation on “The Scanimate” by Dave Sieg.

Scanimate @ ZFx (photo by Gwendolyn Morton)

Scanimate_Dave in the ZFx Lab

My brother David has the only functioning Scanimate in the known universe.
He will be presenting this story at Notacon in Cleveland, OH, which is scheduled for April 14-17, 2011. The current list of speakers/presenters. Looks to be another exciting show this year…


new portrait by Gigi

David met his first Scanimate in Hollywood in 1979, and traveled to several corners of the world to keep them working. The ZFx Scanimate is the last (known) remaining such device in service, and has been featured in several special interest conferences. David has also produced and sells DVDs to document the early pioneers and history of computer animation. Dave has recently relocated the ZFx Lab to Asheville NC.

This recent portrait was captured by Gwendolyn Morton in Asheville at the ZFX Lab. Check her website : http://GwendolynMortonPhotography.com if you need any such high quality service…

WB8ELK 20mHF balloon launch today

This just in via the [Balloonatics] YahooGroup …

Doing another Science Fair flight this Saturday from the NSSTC building in Huntsville AL. We also plan to do a paper airplane challenge to see just how far they REALLY go (being assembled by the Makers Local 256 group who won the Hacker’s Spaces in Space high altitude balloon competition to take the cheapest photo from Near Space last Summer)…..upwards of 100 paper airplanes will be released from the stratosphere with serial numbers on them….watch out Germany!!!….most likely they will be landing in Georgia unless we get some that achieve a million to one glide ratio.

Saturday Feb 26th at 1:30 pm CST 34.73 -86.64
WB8ELK on 14.102 MHz USB (audio will be centered around 1700 Hz) Sequence as follows starting at the top of each minute: – CW altitude – DominoEX16 – ASCII RTTY 110 baud – Hellscreiber altitude.
This is the same format that will be used in the upcoming WhiteStar Balloon trans-Atlantic flight. Important NOTE: when using dl-FLdigi to decode….please select the WB8ELK2 payload instead of the usual WB8ELK payload as I’ve added a new telemetry field.  Landing zone is south of Dalton GA.
Streaming video for this Saturday afternoon’s launch will be on the BATC: www.batc.tv – Click on Member’s Streams then select WB8ELK and hit VIEW.
– Bill WB8ELK

TRON your bag

Anyone cool enough to TRON his everyday, take to work backpack… deserves a post on my blog. Alan (good thing you spelled it right..) – that’s one cool backpack.

Alan Yates with his TRONd backpack

Alan - VK2ZAY TRON'd his backpack !

If you like messin with circuits, physics, and associated geekery,
you really needta visit Alan’s website – lotsa cool stuff. I wanna make some of those – any of it… Nothin like making it look so easy.

He’s also on Twitter as http://twitter.com/vk2zay – and if that’s not enough, he’s usually already awake when I’m asleep ! I’ve added a link to his website in my BlogRoll. Go check out his video clips for more detail. Wish I had this much time to mess with stuff… Keep up the good work Alan ..!..
73 for now . . . . /;^)

Live Field Day Video

Streaming while there is enough light.

K4BFT VHF station operating Field Day

K4BFT VHF station operating Field Day