Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A quik fix

So I was straightening up earlier and I found both halves of my old glasses. That may not sound like good news to you, broken glasses and whatnot, but to me it's a relief. I've run across bothpieces separately before, but this is the first time I've had both together.

I decided this would be a good opportunity to do some 'plastic welding' 
For those of you new to my blog, I mean of course, melting and manipulating the plastic with a soldering iron, not actual plastic welding.

Now I don't just burn things with my soldering iron, I have specific retired tips for my soldering iron that I use for this. Here's an example
Anyway, I rejoined the new pieces and I've got myself a new pair of repaired glasses!
Here's a few shots of the repairs:

And the finished pair, that I'm wearing now :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

New page!

So I've started a new series of projects to improve my wifi signal. Being the cheapskate that I am (broke guy is more like it) I decided to improvise some antenna solutions for it, rather than buy a new adapter or router.
Anyway, I've added a new page for it that you can check out here or find the Cantenna page on the sidebar (drop down box on mobile) So go check it out!
Here's a little preview:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

It's been a while

Hey everybody! It's been a while! 
Sorry for the long lapse of silence, but I got a new job typing all day, so I haven't really felt like typing in a while lol Well, that and the new baby, she's such a cute little handful. 
But, I finally got a chance to do a few things today, so I figured I'd post 'em.
First off I made a neat little modification to my heatsink on the iMac hacking part II page. so go read that over there. 
Secondly, I got a new Bench 'pi for Christmas, but I haven't done much but put it in the old one's case:

And last but not least, I added a really nicely detailed repair of my NES console, which you can read about here.
I've got several more things I need to be working on, so when I do make some progress, you will be the first to know!