About: Darian Cabot

Hardware and software engineer with experience in product development and building automation. Director at Cabot Technologies and Product Manager at NEX Data Management Systems.


Recent Posts by Darian Cabot

1 Nov 2020

DIY 3D printing filament dryer

DIY Filament Dryer

How I built a DIY filament dryer from an inexpensive food dehydrator for my Creality Ender 3 V2 3D printer. This houses a standard 1kg spool of filament, allows printing directly from the dryer, and improves print quality and consistency.

18 Dec 2019

Eastron SDM120 power meter Modbus configuration

Eastron SDM120 Title

I’ve been playing with some very cheap, but quite good power meters made by Eastron for a few years now, in particular their compact (single-DIN) single phase Modbus meters.  They are great for cheap (non-commercial) energy monitoring applications. The SDM120M variant has Modbus support for convenient data acquisition and integration. There aren’t the easiest things […]

16 Dec 2018

Murphy’s Technology Laws

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) failure

Murphy’s Technology Laws! I found on an old hard drive circa 2011 🙂 You can never tell which way the train went by looking at the track. Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand. If builders built […]

24 Sep 2018

Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)

Photographed in Brisbane. Details Date 24 September 2018 @ 11:24 Location Brisbane, Australia Camera EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/200 86mm ISO100 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia  

19 May 2018

Sacred kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)

Sacred kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus)

Photographed on Norfolk Island Details Date 19 May 2018 @ 11:23 Location Burnt Pine, Norfolk Island Camera (photo 1) EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/160 86.1mm ISO100 Camera (photo 2) EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/200 86.1mm ISO100 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia

19 May 2018

White-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

White-faced heron (Egretta novaehollandiae)

Photographed on Norfolk Island. Apologies for the quality of the photo, unfortunately I spotted this heron far away in a field at my cameras zoom limit. Details Date 19 May 2018 @ 09:56 Location Headstone Reserve, Norfolk Island Camera EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/125 86.1mm ISO100 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia

18 May 2018

Common emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Common emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)

Photographed on Norfolk Island. These emerald doves are everywhere near the old giant fig trees and Rocky Point Reserve. Details Date 18 May 2018 @ 14:11 Location Rocky Point Reserve, Norfolk Island Camera EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/8 86.1mm ISO200 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia

18 May 2018

Pacific robin (Petroica pusilla)

Pacific robin (Petroica pusilla)

Photographed on Norfolk Island. Details Date 18 May 2018 @ 11:04 Location Captain Cook, Norfolk Island Camera EK-GC200 ƒ/5.5 1/8 57mm ISO640 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia

18 May 2018

Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Crimson rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Photographed on Norfolk Island. Details Date 18 May 2018 @ 10:37 Location Captain Cook, Norfolk Island Camera EK-GC200 ƒ/5.9 1/125 86.1mm ISO100 Copyright 2018 Darian Cabot More details Wikipedia