Don’t eat the glowing fish

Preamble

After hearing that Fukushima is still leaking radiative waste and coolant into the sea, I wanted to check the fish in Tesco Lotus for radiation. Initially I thought about buying an old school military/academic Geiger counter.

However, after a quick search and having seen some pretty discrete Geiger counters, on eBay, that fit in the microphone socket of the iPhone, and looking up some reviews, in order to gauge their effectiveness, I came across, not only some interesting DIY video tutorials, but also some reviews of more serious geiger counters, scintillation counters, and most interestingly of all, the vintage CDV-700 and the hacks that can be applied to it.

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Selfie Canon?

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I saw a Canon Selphy CP 760 for sale for 50 baht in a street market on Sunday, in Yu Chareon, just off Ratchada Soi 3

However, it had no supply supply, 24V 2.2 A. By luck, I managed to find a Canon power supply brick CA-CP200 B, 24 V which supplied 1.8 A. Obviously not the correct rating, but close enough to test the printer. Continue reading Selfie Canon?

Optimate charger

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I have two Optimate chargers, a Honda 3+ and a Optimate 4, and finding the online manuals is a bit of an issue. This is because fo the poor rebadging and renaming system. Optimate was sometime Accumate, and the Honda 3+ isn’t necessarily the same as the Optimate 3+ (although I am not sure what the exact differences are). Ridiculous, I know. Anyway, here is a collection of the links that I have found.

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