All posts in 2016

Videography with the Canon 5D Mark III

I want to record some video with my Canon 5D Mark III. I’ve done some basic experiments, but I really want to learn what the professionals do with this camera. First off, I upgraded to... [read more]

Plug Bug: Rear bearing replacement and updates

Oh, the Plug Bug! I have so much time and energy spent on this car, and it continues to this day.    In the past month, the bugs transmission has been in and out three... [read more]
Electric Bug

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Geometric Patterns

A cool green geometric pattern on my LED cyr wheel.
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: More photos

Spinning cyr wheel with my buddy mario.   0.4s exposure, f/2.8, ISO 100, and a light focused on me:     1/8s exposure, f/2.8 ISO100:          
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Text and Faces

Some more experimental pictures I took tonight with my new LED cyr wheel (version three!): Original source image that I’m playing on the wheel: The wheel has 806 pixels on each side, and the bitmap... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Corbin’s Treehouse on Facebook

I’ve succumbed to the pressures of social media and made a Facebook page:      Please like it! I’ll post things on my blog and the page..

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Test Video

A quick test run on my latest LED cyr wheel.
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Cyr Wheel App: Timeline improvements

Some improvements to the LED cyr wheel app! I am working on adding time codes to my timeline so I can more easily see the scale of things. Next will be at timeline marker, and... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Initial photos

The LED Cyr Wheel v3 is alive! A few initial pictures that I took with the help of my friend Mark from down the road. I need to do some more work on the wheel,... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Time Lapse Video of Rolling the Wheel

I finally edited some footage I have of me rolling my LED cyr wheel. Here it is!
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Custom app to control the wheel

I needed a good way to control my new LED Cyr Wheel (v3). I previously had an app that would allow me to generate a pattern sequence. I’ve been expanding on it and created an... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

Unicycling Tesla Road Trip to Sedona Arizona

I still really enjoy mountain unicycling. We used to have an annual event in Moab called Moab Muni Fest, but the organizer decided to call it quits. People would do an informal one for a... [read more]

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Expoy

Okay…the wheel is coming along! I haven’t posted a while — my internet was working poorly, and last weekend I went to Sedona (more on that in another post).   Notes to myself: Using the... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Routed tubing..

The LED Cyr Wheel moves along slowly! I screwed this little thing to my table so I could route the tubing. I used my same routing jig as last time:   Chips in a little... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel V3:Jig, and the circle

My drilling/tapping jig to hold the wheel steady while I drill and tap the inserts:   I put a coat of paste wax on the inserts to make them slide easily: All the pieces during... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: Notes…on inserts

Okay! I discovered that 1.240” for an insert is too thick. I had to do several passes with a sanding disk to take them down a bit. I’d say 1.230 is more close to the... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: “rolling” the wheel

Fresh rolled wheel:   Marking off the circumference with a flexible tape measure: After cutting it into a 5 piece wheel: Some of the curves where a little under-bent, so I rolled a few through... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: “Making Donuts”

“Making Donuts” is Bill Roberts, a “Cyr Smith” [term coined by Jesse], says when rolling cyr wheels.  So, I’m “making donuts” right now for my next wheel. This started by fixing up my harbor Freight... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3: boards arrived

My boards arrived from OSH Park today. This will combine all the necessary cool stuff:   A few days ago I got my new LEDs (144 per meter). A month or so ago I ordered... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

LED Cyr Wheel v3 is in the works.

I’ve been obsessed with making another LED cyr wheel that has improvements over my last one: Persistence of Vision (POV), better pattern sequence creation, and Bluetooth LE support.  I’m currently working on a PCB that... [read more]
Circus/Cyr Wheel

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