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Laban Rata Weather Station

Our weather station at Laban Rata (Base Camp for Mount Kinabalu) at an elevation of 3,311m / 10,862ft was set up yesterday. It's part of a project I've been involved in this last year. Quite a feat by the on-site team considering everything had to be hand-carried up. Even with porters to do most of the heavy lifting (and as you can see there is quite a bit of stuff) it's still quite a trek up. Amazing sunset from above the clouds. Air pressure is 689.2 hPa ... first time I'm seeing a measu...

Fifty Shades of .sha ...

Eh? What's with the chains on the walls? Has .sha gone all Fifty Shades ...? Welcome to my playroom ... Ok before you call in the guys in white coats ... there is a reason for all this. And it starts with -- what else -- a project. I needed to assemble a prototype for a project I was working on, and test the software on it for a while. So since there were quite a few PCBs and components involved, I decided to fix everything to a metal plate to keep things in one place. But I also needed ...

How To Crimp DuPont Connector Pins

How to Crimp DuPont Connector Pins These are DuPont connectors: They consist of metal pins or (more commonly) sockets, that fit into a plastic casing, and are used to connect individual wires to header-pins on a PCB. You've probably seen them to connect the speaker, power supply and LEDs on your PC casing to the motherboard. Up till now, I've been attaching wires to the metal sockets by soldering and/or "crimping" them using a pair of thin-nosed pliers. You can "kind of" secure it in thi...