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Geothermal well drilling

Wildlife: Roe deer

Multiplexer, 2nd boxed version

The second multiplexer prototyped, with a slightly larger enclosure placing the Arduino Due + Ethernet Shield directly in the front panel. This requires desoldering the DC-connector on the Arduino Due.

Bandwidth, insertion loss, and pulse-shape distortion measurements should be done next.

Jukola 2018

Jukola this year was in an unusual terrain with lots of holes/sinkholes. Warm weather and very dry with a constant dust-cloud from all the runners all through the course and competition area.

+10 min on #1(130) after passing almost within the control circle, then wondering on what path I ended up, and finally catching up via the drinking-station at #2(37)

Wrong direction out of #2(37) and another +4 min on #3(129). Then quite ok for a while.

Smaller mistakes of 4+2 min on #14(39) and #15(152) where I found other controls not on my map before my own.

Wildlife: Rabbit

This rabbit is calm and collected even when sharing the lawn with an automower.

Itärastit Paloheinä A-baana

#1-#4 mostly OK along paths, #5 was a bit hidden.

Very close to #12 on the first try but ran past it and looped back for another try 😉

Stay tuned for Hollola-Jukola in one week..

Firmaliiga Kattilajärvi

Maybe too careful to #3 and #5, then some zigzag towards #8. About 2-3 min J-loops to both #11 and #12.

Warm and dry.

Itärastit Paloheinä

No major problems with the orienteering - perhaps a sign of too easy slow route-choices?

Firmaliiga Haukkalampi, E-baana

#1 first down to the path, then up to the control again. OK.
#2 same approach, a with bit of standing around inside the control circle
#3 OKish to the lake, then easy along the path up to the control
#4 The plan was to find the path north of the line, but execution is not so good, drifting around until the road. From the road the control was easy along the ditch.
#5 easy
#6 no good plan for how to find the control in an empty area of the map. The different swamps and white/light-green forest look much the same in reality.
#7 biggest mistake. OK feeling and on the map on the hill before the control, then within the control circle slightly wrong and up too high on the hill, circling back until the ditch before finding the control. No good with +6 minutes lost to the leader.
#8 - Finish. OK.

A bit more speed and no stupid mistakes will make for a top-10 next week... 🙂

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