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First try at surface mount soldering

Soldering iron set to 340°C. IC fixed in place with solder on one pin, then drag soldered the pins on both sides. Might work with lower temperature. Should’ve taped off the holes during soldering. Using the affordable Yihua 937D soldering iron, with a nice Plato HS-2752 soldering tip. MG Chemicals 836-P flux pen, and AIM […]


Practical Bayer Dithering

This post explains how to implement bayer dithering for reducing an image to a lower bits per color format in a practical manner. If you want a really theoretical explanation of dithering, just read the Wikipedia articles on dither and ordered dithering. For the purpose of this explanation we will be assuming our input graphics […]


Polyverse / Tempest in the Aether

Ingame screenshot of work-in-progress environment content provided by the Tempest in the Aether project. Working on the lighting and effects setup. Used as testing area for Polyverse, using the Ryzom Core engine. Assets kindly made available by Matthew Lagoe.



Ingame screenshot of work-in-progress S-type asteroid landscape. Working on the texturing, landscape modeling and lightcycle effects. Character model used for testing provided by Winch Gate under CC-BY-SA.


Testing more airbrush paints (part two)

Tried out some more paints, this time comparing the results at different pressures as well. This time I’ve lowered the pressure just a bit to about 35 psi, which might still be a lot, but it’s always interesting to see what will happen. The first test is done with the gaianotes Surfacer EVO Flesh. Mixed […]


Airbrush paint tests (part one)

Finally got some time to try out the new airbrush and compare some paints. For these first test I used the “Tamiya Spray Work HG Airbrush III”, with the air compressor output left wide open at somewhere between 40 and 60 psi. I know, way too much pressure, but the best way to learn is […]