- Accessing 1970s analog video in a digital world.
Commodore 1702 - These little
monitors have always been popular among hobbyists, and with the
addition of an s-video port they become even better. Especially
good for old game consoles now that everyone has fixed-resolution
Mp3s - How to rip them and
a clever way to compare their quality.
Motorola StarTAC -
Many people fondly remember their StarTACs from the late '90s and
early '00s. Since then though they have disappeared. Except for
here, that is.
Payphone Cellphone Handset
- What do you do with a smashed payphone?
Sony Liveview Hacking
- Water and life proofing the Sony Liveview Remote.
External link-> Samsung
Sidekick 4G - A take-apart guide and component index of the
Sidekick. (Thread on XDA)
External link-> Samsung
Galaxy S Relay 4G - As above, a hardware guide for the Relay
4G. (Thread on XDA)
AMD K6 Dream Machine - This
is the computer I would have built in 1999 if I had had thousands
of dollars to spare. Now that the parts are all worthless, I've
gone ahead and build it for playing old games on.
Windows Bugs -
An adventure in Windows UI bugs, and the unsurprising response from
- Recovering data from a damaged USB thumb drive.
USB Hard Drive Repair
- Likewise recovering data off of an integrated USB external hard
Making 128mb 72 pin
SIMMs - Combining 2 64s to make much rarer 128s. Also useful
High performance Performa
- The unimpressive Macintosh Performa gets a boost
5G iPod Headphone Port -
A fiddly alternative to replacing the headphone port on a 5th gen
iPod, and how to prevent a working one from failing.
Apple Newton 2100 - The Apple Newton series of PDAs were revolutionary
products. Much like the Jornadas, they were killed just as they
were getting good. Here are some ideas I had for improvements.
HP Jornada 72x - The
HP Jornada 728s are quite simply one of the best Handheld PCs ever
created. But since the last one was built in 2003, they're a bit
out of date. I aim to fix that.
Sun SparcStation 20
- A machine I have a bit of a soft spot for.
Amiga 3000 Restoration
- The long winded project to repair an Amiga.
NeXT Cube Repair - Bringing
a rare machine back to life.
NTT DoCoMo Sigmarion III - A worthy successor to the Jornada, but
it was only sold in Japan. I turned one up and set about making
it more functional.
External link-> Nintendo
Ultra64 - My N64 development machine. (Thread on Assembler games)
Console cabinet - The challenges of collecting vintage game consoles,
and figuring out how to hook them all up.
Sega Genesis Modifications - Giving my favourite console a bit
of a boost.
Xbox mods - I found myself with an original xbox and a pile of
interesting parts, so I decided to create the nicest xbox I was
LED Flashlights - A few attempts at building a better light source.
Ludlum Geiger Counters - Bringing a few of these old industry standards
back to life.
Honda Express - My
Honda Express mopeds, my repairs, my improvements, and my write-ups
about common problems.
Setting an Odometer
- A quick way to match a replacement odometer to the vehicle's original.
1984 Pontiac Fiero - The sad story of my Fiero.
1985 Honda Elite - The slightly happier story of my Elite.
Coat hanger scale - A
quick and dirty way to weigh packages.
Fantasy and microchips