This is my new boombox: a heavily modified Toyo portable 8-track player. I started this project over 4.5 years ago, but made slow progress due to a series of life events, laughable technical setbacks, evolving ideas about the design and not having the proper tools until very recently.
I’m extremely pleased with the result.
I wanted to try out a few shots of a spider, while backlit by a sunset. It’s a fairly common orb weaver.
Here are some pictures of my neighborhood taken with my modified IR camera.
They have a strangely surreal quality to them.
I finally attempted the now-well-known camera modification that involves replacing the IR filter in a digital camera with a piece of developed film — blocking visible light. It’s an interesting use for an otherwise obsolete camera.
I made a swing chair for my porch out of a Scandinavian recliner (that I’d picked up secondhand), some 3/4″ EMT conduit, 2 hose clamps, and about 20 feet of rope.
The rest is just knots.
This grasshopper does a convincing job of looking like a piece of stone.
Although I don’t know where to start looking for the species of fly this might be (in Belem, Portugal), I got lucky on capturing each fly in focus.
TinyLittleLife now uses a responsive layout, for improved viewing on your portable devices (and mine).
Since a used Dyson canister was noticeably less expensive than a Dust Deputy (and presumably more thorough in its dust extraction), I opted to make my own adapters to connect it to my shop vac.
Although it looks ugly, this PVC bushing is one part of a fairly watertight (although only tested to 4 meters) electronics housing made from a 3″ PVC tube. Water did not enter through the wires, the epoxied section, nor the rubber seal.