Alan H wrote:Yes, I know some of you will be having breakfast and heading off to work, but I've been awake for a couple of hours. I lay in bed for a while, trying to doze off, but eventually gave up and came downstairs. Had breakfast and a cup of tea, but may have to go back to bed later. Four hours sleep isn't enough!
Four hours? Solid? Not bad.
Last night was typical: to bed about 1030, last time looked at clock 1145, up for a pee at 0300, listening to BBCWS until about 0500, cat napped till 0700. OK, that's more than four hours total but that was a good night.
Worked out a way of "tapping" an 8 cell battery holder to get combinations of voltages (3+9, 6+6 etc) when you can't solder to the springs in the holder. Wondered if a I could fit an IR detector to the eye piece of a cheap pair of binoculars to monitor the temp (in terms of above ambient) of an object or area some distance away, whilst also being able to compensate for ambient heat (sunshine) and/or set a threshold . . . . This is to monitor the new bridge behind my place in case the dear local youths set fire to it, as they did to the two previous bridges. The unit would sit on the windowsill in the kitchen and sound an alarm with the fire.
Then I can call 999 before the fire in the overhanging trees, since the council have not trimmed and tidied them for five years, gets too bad.
"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."