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Tim Holt

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  1. User @John Fox III in the below comment mentions framing sail locations with just the bolt ropes when modeling without actual sails, which allows inclusion of sail rigging without the sails. I'm kind of intrigued by this idea, and curious if others have done this or have any examples of it.
  2. Piggybacking on this question... When a seller lists the size of a heart (say, 5.5mm), what exactly is this dimension? Internal opening width or length? External width or length?
  3. Nice to find this log. I’ve got the same kit but it’s on the shelf at the moment. Agreed that some of the pre-made deck elements are well worth rebuilding.
  4. One "PS" to the Bluetooth idea. I mentioned that the caliper itself doesn't have much of a battery - just one little 1.5v button cell. But one of the things you can do with that external connector is send power to the caliper. So one idea would be to have a small rechargeable battery as part of the unit, allowing you to run the caliper for much longer without having to replace those little button cells. You could then plug it into a USB-style power connector (or USB cable from computer) to recharge it. I'm about to go on a 2 week vacation and hope to dive back into this when I get back.
  5. Wow that's a great thing he did - that's some motivation! My wife says I'm getting obsessive about it, but I see it as kind of that curiosity about what's around that next corner.
  6. Agreed, but you need the cable to connect to the semi-proprietary connector on the caliper itself. Plus you have to power the Bluetooth, and the 1.5v battery in the caliper isn't going to cut it, not to mention you still need a computer to read the caliper and send the Bluetooth signal. The whole thing could be taken down to a small add-on you just plug into the top of the caliper, but there's still the matter of powering it. It would need its own rechargeable battery, but it would add bulk. You would in the end still need a USB cable to charge the battery.
  7. I also did not find the arrows immediately, and for a few weeks was frustrated that I could view one image in a gallery, but not the whole gallery. I didn't even realize you could get to the main album for a picture for a while either. You have to hover your cursor over the popup text and find the unadorned text in the title that is the link to the gallery. One of the current ones is just the word "Tom". It would be nice if the entire text string "From the album: Tom (12 images)" were a link to the album instead.
  8. I really enjoyed your weathered Santisima Trinidad build series. I imagine you're going to have a lot of weathering on this one too!
  9. It has been yea. I came here to go to college in 1979 and basically never left. It does have a tendency to create lifers as it were.
  10. I've been on a mission this last year to walk every street in my town. This morning was so far my longest walk, covering 16.7 miles and finishing over 30 streets! I'm almost 70% complete with the town right now. Here's a link to my walk map -> https://citystrides.com/users/31460/map
  11. That sub-decking wood is quite interesting. It looks like some of the maple I've pre-inherited from my father which was intended for violin sides.
  12. I still need to work out the interaction and interface. Right now I figure these are the basic things I'd like to be able to set... The scale to some value from a list of more common scales. Something like hitting an "up" and "down" button to cycle through a list of common scales. Enter the scale to any number you'd like. A bit more complex, but probably doable. Detect the scale from measurements on existing drawing. I'd personally find this extremely useful when trying to pull dimensions off an illustration or copies of historical plans. What units to convert to (imperial, metric). This really comes down to what you find most convenient to think of in terms of real life. My plan is to mount the screen and Arduino into a small box along with a few buttons for interaction. Alternately a slightly larger touch screen. And also use the screen to display help information to guide the setup of the scale. The advantage of having a little tiny computer drive the whole thing is that you can get rather detailed (in a non-complex way) with information and options. My day job is being the User Experience (UX) and User Interfaces (UI) lead for a bio/life sciences product for a company you usually assume just makes printers, so this is something I want to make easy, clean, and simple. My mantra is that any interface that requires a manual or training video is too complex, unless you're working with a very complex task to start with. And even then, you look for ways to make it simple. Working out scale dimensions for a model is not a complex task - laborious yes, but not complex.
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