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Replacing an oil seal in pretty much the most inaccessible place posable...



Would be soo much easier with a ramp, pit or something, would have taken all of 20 mins, instead it took a couple of hours trying to get roll pins lined up :smiley

So far the oils staying in though, so it looks promising smiley-grin
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@mowcius No problems as such, except that the battery only lasts 2 - 3 years and is very expensive to replace (£150). This year I'm going to try keeping it in the house over winter instead of the garage and see if that improves its lifespan. Other than that it's a fantastic device - a really practical home robot!

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I need two pictures,  too.  There's day:



working with a friend on a contract to install the IT and comunications infrastructure for a new Old West-themed resort being built in the area (this shot is actually from a couple of months ago,  but it shows one of my projects in the background:  there's an Arduino on that pole,  gathering weather info and sending off to a database system in Phoenix).

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Got that one despite the "lightning detector" feature of my camera,  which is designed to ensure that the shutter is closed while it's either counting down the self-timer or saving a blank image to flash when there's an especially interesting strike.   >smiley-sad
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Nice lightning.

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Nice lightning.
Yeah just hope it doesn't hit your arduino stuck all the way up that pole  ;D
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working with a friend on a contract to install the IT and comunications infrastructure for a new Old West-themed resort being built in the area


I thought that was called "Tombstone"...

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Yeah just hope it doesn't hit your arduino stuck all the way up that pole  

No problem, just reload the bootloader and your good to go.  smiley-wink

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No need for that,  it's already been flashed.
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Nice lightning.

Despite my kvetching,  I did manage to get several shots that were at least "acceptable snapshot" quality.  But that simultaneous cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground,  even though it wasn't the best technically,  was the coolest-looking.

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Yeah just hope it doesn't hit your arduino stuck all the way up that pole

It's actually in an enclosure near the ground,  but that won't save it if lightning comes down the sensor cables.  Fortunately,  there are hills within a few miles,  and the main electrical line that feeds a good chunk of the county (with lots of nice metal towers) runs nearby,  so our odds of lightning finding a more appealing route to ground are good.

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I thought that was called "Tombstone"...

Heh.  The town has kinda-sorta-partly kept a few blocks similar to the way they were a hundred years ago,  but it mostly looks like something from the mid-20th century.  The resort is outside town,  with the surrounding countryside mostly looking like it did back in Wyatt's day (except that the road is bulldozed,  instead of naturally worn by passing horses and horse-drawn vehicles).  I think maybe their goal is to let guests choose their encounters with anachronisms,  instead of being startled  by the passing of a rusted-out Datsun blaring gangsta rap at 150dB while taking the "authentic stagecoach ride" down Allen Street.  But I don't really know:  it's a friend's gig,  and I'm just acting as a sometime-subcontractor/sometime-flunky for him.  He handles all the contact with the owners.
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