A couple of days ago, my neighbour was throwing away his old fan.
I asked him if I could have it for the parts and he gladly handed it over.
After opening the controls, I realised quickly that I just needed to resolder some existing connections.
I completely disassembled the fan, put the housing and all non electrical parts in the dishwasher to remove the caked on dust.
I then decided to repaint the entire device.
I replaced the broken base with a modified board originally used for wheeling plant pots.
The result speaks for itself.
Well. This one does explain itself. I used some scrap wood from an old wardrobe I disassembled years ago, cut the Base to fit over my heater and added angled uprights to store my cookbooks.
The wood was originally light brown so I painted the parts with whitewash before assembling it all.
It turned out better than I thought.
It’s been a while since I posted something here on my blog.
So I decided it’s time to make some more videos on YouTube.
Today I’ll be modifying my MiniDisk MZ-N710 to run on AA batteries instead of those abysmal gumstick batteries.
Hope you find it entertaining. 😉
Yep I just cannot emphasize enough just exactly how brilliant Sugru is.
It feels, handles and shapes its-self just like play dough. But when it has cured, it has all the awesome properties of rubber.
Just when you think you have run out of ideas, you find something else that can be fixed with it.
So here are just a few of the things i used Sugru for.
There seem to be no limits. 😀
None at all. ^^
Here’s something I didn’t expect to work.
While i was preparing a meal that you cook in a bag it got torn.
I sealed the tear with some packing tape and thought: “What the heck” if it fails.
Looks like his segment is becoming a bi monthly one 😉
I recently started experimenting with EL Tape and the results are relatively quick and fun.
All you need are some soldering and sewing skills.
All you then need to do is find a decent way to wire it all to the inverter and battery.
The Result speaks for itself.
So. I decided to make the quick and easy hack into a monthly segment where I demonstrate
a hack that requires minimum time and effort but has a very practical outcome.
So without further ado, let’s get started.
No one would ever imagine that you can hack something out of something as bog standard as a toilet roll.
Except when you cut it in half it can conveniently hold and store all the cables and peripherals with wires
attached to it without having to tie them together as with Velcro or cable ties.
You can even label them for quicker reference.
Even bulkier devices like this external hard drive can be stored tidier.
You couldn’t have a cheaper and easier way to put order to the matter.