30 DECEMBER 2009
After looking at various ways to show stock items in a better format for our ecommerce sites we thought it would be good to have 360 rotating images of the items.
Commercial systems to do this cost thousands and as we...
21 NOVEMBER 2009
DIY CNC Mill Controller for Stepper Motor Milling Machine
This addon to our CNC mill was made to allow manual control of the mills cnc stepper motors using a pair of 2 axis joysticks obtained from a broken radio control...
26 OCTOBER 2009
DIY Camera Laser Break Beam Trigger MK 2
A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and PIC Processor based timer circuit.
Following from the basic high speed photography trigger we made, we found that...
18 OCTOBER 2009
A DIY optical camera flash or camera trigger using a laser and basic timer circuit.
I have always enjoyed trying to take water drop photos but getting the flash and camera to trigger at the right moment by hand was always...
11 OCTOBER 2009
My new Mac Pro tower has had an annoying high pitched squeal or whine when moving windows or scrolling windows on the screen.
The sound is not there all the time but only after the machine has been on for a few hours...
29 SEPTEMBER 2009
DIY wall for Chromakey green screen recording.
After spending a lot of time trying to get good quality green screen footage for e-learning projects using cloth backgrounds, we decided to build a dedicated wall at the studio...
27 JUNE 2009
After looking for more items around the house which could be charged from the new solar system, we decided to try converting the Logitech Harmony 885 remote control chargers to run from 12 volts.
The Logitech charger runs...
26 JUNE 2009
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...
09 MAY 2009
After purchasing further solar cells from the USA via ebay, We are building four new weather proof outdoor solar panels which should supply around 320w which should be enough energy to run the household lighting circuit and...
16 NOVEMBER 2008
Aluminium iMac Hard Drive upgrade guide
Upgrading the internal hard drive in a 2007-2008 Apple iMac to 1.5TB
The following guide provides step by step instructions on how to disassemble and upgrade your Apple iMac 20" or...
07 NOVEMBER 2008
After buying a Canon XH A1 camcorder a couple of months ago, I finally got round to buying the hardware and software to let me edit the hd video footage it generates, by buying a Mac Pro and a copy of Final Cut Studio 2 last...
11 OCTOBER 2008
After sourcing 50 solar cells from the USA via ebay, I am building a weather proof outdoor solar panel array which should supply enough energy to run the household lighting circuit.
Started work today on building the panel...
29 SEPTEMBER 2008
Custom 5th Scale RC Bike Project
The development of a custom built 1/5 scale radio controlled electric motorbike using a carbon fibre chassis and adjustable pivot suspension unit.
The design was made using adobe Illustrator...
29 JULY 2008
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...
14 MAY 2007
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...
15 DECEMBER 2006
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....