Hardware
[ May 19 2020 ]

Build Log: Retrofitting a NeXT Cube

The NeXT computer is a beautiful, crazy thing. I wanted to use the case for a computer that wasn’t slow while simply existing. Herein lies the epic journey: putting a modern monster in a cubic foot PC case.





Hardware
[ Aug 29 2016 ]

Cactus Radio Trigger for Ricoh Theta S

The Ricoh Theta is a great camera, but what if you could trigger a flash with it? Spoiler: you can’t.





Hardware
[ Oct 3 2015 ]

Getting to know the Cactus V6 (again)

I don’t know what happened, but the original of this article has evaporated into the internet ether. Let’s all thank the internet archive and maybe give them some money. Anyway, the Cactus V6! — The Cactus V6 transceiver is a transmitter or receiver (it does both) that allows full remote power control of your speedlights […]





Hardware
[ Sep 13 2015 ]

Car Stereo Hacking (again)

You might remember I hacked up the stereo in my car a while back (but you probably don’t). Long story short, my new-to-me Honda CR-V had a steering-wheel stereo control that used two wires to communicate with the stock head unit. The replacement Pioneer deck also used two wires, so I gutted the stock switch […]





Technology
[ May 21 2015 ]

Samsung Note 4: One More Button

Technically it’s illegal to touch a mobile phone while driving in Queensland, but I figure it’s the lesser of evils when the only legitimate alternative is to ram other cars off the road when a shit song can’t be skipped. So I had to add a button to my Galaxy Note 4 somehow.





Games
[ Jan 15 2014 ]

Repairing Robotron

The long story about resurrecting my Robotron arcade board, and most of its peripheral parts.





[ Sep 30 2013 ]

Hacking car stereos

I re-wired the Honda CR-V steering wheel buttons so they’d control a Pioneer deck. Added two new buttons too!





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[ Aug 23 2004 ]

My doorbell broke.

My doorbell ceased to function a few days ago. I only noticed ’cause, as a complete fluke, I happened to be on my way out the door when a delivery arrived. The first time I watched the guy through the window as he filled out two forms, put ’em in my mailbox, and left. I […]





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[ Jul 23 2004 ]

Sega Saturn Switchless Mod: Done!

Someone recently asked me to modify their US Sega Saturn with one of my switchless mods and last night I did it. Since my camera’s in the shop, I had to use my celphone to take pics. It did a fairly decent job. Here’s the pics of the job: Closeup view of jumpers Jumpers with […]





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[ Jul 23 2004 ]

V-601SH speaker killswitch

My phone makes a loud chime sound whenever I take a picture, as part of an anti-upskirt measure all Japanese cellphone makers adopted. I’m not particularly against this, tho it’d have been nicer if I could choose my own sound… Recently we were taking care of a kitten, a very cute photogenic kitten, and I […]





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