The main purpose of this site is to publish software I develop. The software is for the Windows desktop and should run on all current versions of Windows. All software is free of charge except for Password Keeper, for which I ask a small fee of $20. Money from sales of this product will be donated to Medecins Sans Frontieresand other worthy organizations.
Apart from software development I have a few other interests; the study of the cosmos and related subjects and the practical craft of woodturning. I belong to the local woodcraft group at Wonthaggi in a beautiful part of Australia known as Bass Coast. The image at the top of the page makes my point better than I can ever do with words. I also belong to the local U3A group through which I pursue my astronomy interests and study.
SKETCH is a coding/programming environment for primary and secondary education.
SKETCH introduces common programming language elements in association with geometric functions to produce a computer coding environment that is quickly learnt and enjoyable to use.
SKETCH provides a canvas where you can draw simple geometric elements. With the application of computer programming structures such as the If statement, loops and variables.
With the power of programming you can produce increasingly complex graphic output on the screen canvas.
The software is Microsoft Windows based and is free. Simply download it to your computer, install it and use it.
Version 3 of Segmented Turning Helper improves the graphical features of the software providing a full 3-dimensional rendering of the project. This provides a very realistic view of the finished item including use of wood textures to render the segments in the 3D image.
This version also improves the printout of the segment lengths.
When you install version 3 the previous version is NOT overwritten but remains fully installed and you may use both versions simultaneously. Uninstall version 2 when you are confident version 3 meets your needs.
The software is free and should be used for private use only.
Simply download it to your computer, install it and use it.