Random projects and posts - page 3

Blog post for Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Yaesu VX-6 New Data Cable Fix

Modifying a new eBay USB data cable for a Yaesu VX-6 radio which was sending wrong voltages to the radio and other missing parts from the circuit

Blog post for PartFinder component inventory manager

PartFinder component inventory manager

After spending far too long looking for components and parts, I wrote a component inventory manager called PartFinder and released it as open source for anyone to download and use

Blog post for Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens for your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker

Blog post for When lightning strikes

When lightning strikes

Antennas vaporising, telephone sockets launching across the room. What happens when lightning strikes a house.

Blog post for Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver 12V Remote Output Mod

Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver 12V Remote Output Mod

Modifying a Pioneer SX-N30 Stereo Receiver to add a remote control 12 volt output

Blog post for Synology DiskStation DS411II Repair - Blue Flashing LED

Synology DiskStation DS411+II Repair - Blue Flashing LED

Fixing a blue flashing LED problem on our Synology DiskStation DS411+II NAS drive due to a bug with the Intel Atom C2538 processor

Blog post for The importance of checking your data backups

The importance of checking your data backups

Check your data backups regularly. Don't wait until you need them and find out your backup system has failed

Blog post for Sony Bravia 55XE90 KD-55XE9005 Teardown VR Damage

Sony Bravia 55XE90 KD-55XE9005 Teardown VR Damage

An an unfortunate VR accident involving my 55 inch Sony Bravia TV created a perfect opportunity for a tear-down.

Blog post for Collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage

Collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage

Keeping history alive by collecting old photos of my hometown of Swanage

Blog post for Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Teardown of the Amazon Echo Input and trying to extract the firmware

Blog post for Developing a new product to sell

Developing a new product to sell

The steps we take when designing a new product to sell

Blog post for 12V SLA Battery Testers

12V SLA Battery Testers

Creating new low profile 12V battery testers to monitor sealed lead acid batteries

Blog post for Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

Trying to Save Power and Lower our Energy Bills

Looking at ways to reduce electricity consumption, help the environment and save some money.

Blog post for Aim-TTi TF930 3GHz Frequency Counter Internal PSU

Aim-TTi TF930 3GHz Frequency Counter Internal PSU

Adding an internal power supply to our Aim-TTi TF930 3GHz Frequency Counter

Blog post for Workshop Tool Storage Rack

Workshop Tool Storage Rack

Building a wooden storage rack for the hand tools in our workshop.