Random Jottings

The Missing Manual has gone missing! As some of you might have noticed, the Joomla site for Astrolabe: The Missing Manual is gone. Like the original wiki it replaced, it was not meeting my needs, so I nuked it.  Do not despair! The manual still exists, and is still being added to regularly (more regularly […]

The Future: Moving the Astrolabe Generator away from Flex

I like Flex, but the tools to use it are not cheap. I can’t afford $250+ for the next version of Flash Builder and from what I’m seeing even Adobe is jumping on the HTML5 bandwagon. If Adobe offered a free, noncommercial version of Flash Builder, I might be convinced to stay with the platform. […]

The Future: Version 3 of the Astrolabe Generator

I spent most of the last weekend coding like crazy. I now have three new optional scales to add to the back of the astrolabe: The Lunar Mansions. A calendar/astrology scale. This is visible inside the shadow squares, center bottom. Two views of the Arcs of the signs: Equal sized and projected(top left shows the […]

Astrolabe Generator: Done For Now

I have just uploaded the last tweak I’m planning on making to version 2 of the Astrolabe Generator. I’ve done a lot of work on it over the last few weeks, and I’m happy with the results. I will still be planning to add more scales and functionality in the future, but it is time […]

Added a Horizons Plate

I did some doodling today and added a Horizon Plate to the Astrolabe Generator options. The plate covers latitudes from 10 degrees to 70 degrees in 5 degree intervals. This allows more portability for the astrolabe, at a cost of some of the functionality.

Astrolabe Generator Update (minor)

I updated the thumbnail graphics to make them easier to see.

Astrolabe Generator Update

I have added new more features to the Astrolabe Generator (http://astrolabeproject.com/build/). There is now a front degree scale option and I have added a new set of limb markings: Alphabetical (based on a 1370 astrolabe shown here).

Major Update

I just uploaded the latest changes: The classic rete now has pointers as it should The settings are now driven from a config file Predefined astrolabe settings are available from a menu Added a background (was getting tied of the Flex default)

Houses of Heaven

I have added two new scales: The Houses of Heaven are now an option for the front. I have also added a horizontal shadow scale option on the back. The Houses are the first astrology-only scale I’ve added. Look for more in the future. The new shadow scale differs from the shadow squares in that […]

Another update

I’m definitely in a coding mood. I just uploaded another change. I’ve added a Quadratum Nauticum to the Astrolabe Generator “mater-only” option: