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Restoring a old fan


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.

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After opening the controls, I realised quickly that I just needed to resolder some existing connections.

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I completely disassembled the fan, put the housing and all non electrical parts in the dishwasher to remove the caked on dust.

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I then decided to repaint the entire device.

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I replaced the broken base with a modified board originally used for  wheeling plant pots.

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The result speaks for itself.

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DIY Kitchen Shelf

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.

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All it took was some wood and four screws.


My MiniDisk battery mod

Hi there.
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. 😉


I F***ing love Sugru :D

Yep I just cannot emphasize enough just exactly how brilliant Sugru is.
Sugru

It feels, handles and shapes its-self just like play dough. But when it has cured, it has all the awesome properties of rubber.

Car key

Just when you think you have run out of ideas, you find something else that can be fixed with it.

Gear-knob

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So here are just a few of the things i used Sugru for.

Antenna seal

There seem to be no limits. 😀

Rubber feet

None at all. ^^

Shisha


Quick and easy Hack: April

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.

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But to my surprise the tape sealed off the tear.
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And the meal?

Delicious 😉

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Quick and easy Hack: March

Well….
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.

The stuff Tron is made of ;)

The stuff Tron is made of 😉

All you need are some soldering and sewing skills.

Apply a Velcro fabric to your favorite Jacket and apply the rough plastic part to your EL Tape.
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All you then need to do is find a decent way to wire it all to the inverter and battery.

Who needs a cell phone pocket? ;)

Who needs a cell phone pocket? 😉

Battery and Inverter

Battery and Inverter

The Result speaks for itself.


Quick and easy Hack (January)


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.

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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.

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Even bulkier devices like this external hard drive can be stored tidier.

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You couldn’t have a cheaper and easier way to put order to the matter.