Posted: Friday 26 June 2009 20:10
After moving my monitors around on the office desk to make way for some new kit, I found that the best place would be if one of the screens was fitted flush against one of the brick walls in the office.
I made this VESA compatible monitor mount from a single piece of aluminum plate after seeing the commercial ones have a much larger standoff than I... read more
Posted: Sunday 08 March 2009 20:14
After playing with Twitter and the Twitter API, I thought that it would be interesting to try to write a BlogEngine.Net compitable page to display the latest updates from my Twitter feed as you can view here.
All Twitter users have an xml / rss feed which is accessible via http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/briandorey.xml . Simply change the... read more
Posted: Wednesday 18 February 2009 11:24
Below is the code to make an .aspx page written in C# which scans all folders on a website and generates a xml site map which google can read for all .htm or .html pages. If you want to add other file types, edit the in dirInfo.GetFiles("*.htm")) section to the file extention required.
<%@ Page Language="C#" ContentType="text/xml"... read more
Posted: Monday 16 February 2009 12:06
The closure of www.swanageforum.co.uk
As the designer and webmaster of the Swanage forum, I thought it was about time that I put the record straight to why I pulled the site before any more rumours appear like the one about the council forcing me to pull the site to make way for their new (overdue) one, other former users taking credit for having... read more
Posted: Tuesday 29 July 2008 10:02
Watercooled Xbox 360 - First watercooling project to make an Xbox 360 much quieter.
6mm Copper Plate for heat block
Feser One Cooling Fluid - UV GREEN
3/8 Clearflex 60 Hose
12V Laing DDC-1T Pro 10W Pump
XSPC 250mm Passive Reservoir (Silver) x 2
Total Materials and Parts Cost approx £120 [more]
Copper plate on milling machine
The... read more
Posted: Monday 14 May 2007 09:55
External Connections for Xbox 360 Steering Wheel buttons and gear shifters
Adding six external phono plug connections for joypad buttons and gear shifter pads on the Xbox 360 wheel. These are to connect external gear shifters and hand brake systems.
Xbox 360 Steering Wheel
Six phono sockets, screw mounting in the following colours:... read more
Posted: Friday 15 December 2006 09:48
Changing the default plastic bearing in the official Xbox 360 steering wheel to a sealed cartridge bearing.
Xbox 360 Steering Wheel
Sealed bearing race, 45mm internal, 75mm external, 16mm high. Available from RS Electronics, part no. 285-0778. www.rswww.com
An alternative bearing has been used on another mod by Prime NL who... read more
Posted: Saturday 10 June 2006 00:00
X1 - Fitting the standard xbox games console into a commercial CD player case. [more]
The donor Xbox
The CD Player case with all the insides removed.
The xbox dvd drive with the casing removed to fit in the new case.
USB sockets fitted to the front panel.
Remote power on board, this allows the console to be switched... read more
Posted: Friday 09 June 2006 00:00
X2 - Custom case built to make the Xbox console as small and quiet as possible.
This case was built using aluminium and perspex for the top panel. [more]
The milling machine being unpacked.
The motherboard mod chip pins were soldered flush into the board to reduce the height of the mod chip.
The mod chip fitted and the red power... read more
Posted: Thursday 08 June 2006 00:00
XMobile was my attempt at fitting an xbox into a car.
Stage 1: Mounting the LCD
The car which i was to fit the xbox in was a Citroen Saxo. The LCD monitor was a 7" model taken from a Goodmans portable DVD player. Not the best quality but it does the job.
The first job was to find somewhere suitable for the LCD to sit. The dashboard in Saxos is made... read more