You remember the first phase of the iPod jukebox, yes? To jog your memory, the basic goal was simple. How do I make these dust-collecting components: …work with my iPhone in order to have music in my workshop? Simple concept, not so simple electronics. The project is mostly a connectivity issue, i.e., there are tons […]
A while back, a guy contacted me through my blog about contracting some monitor repair. He had come to acquire a bunch of LCD monitors that all had failed in similar fashion. So I took him up on his offer to repair them so he (and I) could resell them all.
My projects seem to have a long gestation period, due in part to limited time, but mostly a result of procrastination. One such project that almost died on the vine was my iPod Jukebox.
One of my daughter’s most beloved toys is her IKEA DUKTIG mini-kitchen. It was a gift from the grandparents, and it’s one that she’s never tired of. Iris is a lot like her mommy, and baking and cooking wonderful savory foods are some of the many things they love to do. The only problem with […]
My home media center has evolved much over the years, as my patient wife can attest. See here, and here, and here, and here, and here. Well, now it’s gotten a whole let simpler.
A fluorescent light fixture in our house went out. After replacing the bulb, the light still didn’t turn on. So I figured I had nothing to lose by ripping apart the ballast. What I quickly discovered scared me.
I’ve taken apart my wife’s stereo head unit so many times, I think I could do it blindfolded. You remember last time, right? Well, that mod broke.
I says to my wife, I says: Dear, this new project is going to bring tears to your eyes, it’s so cool! She’s shaking her head and says to me: Oh, I’m crying alright.
My electronics inspection lamp died and I wasn’t sure why. So I set out to fix it. Check out the pictures below. Click on them for fuller descriptions of each step.
This power supply belonged to my company and it died one day while we were using it. Just quit. So I took it home, tore it apart, and discovered that one pole of the power switch had failed. A replacement was in order!