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 her mini kitchen is that it lacked a few fundamental similarities to Mommy’s big kitchen. For instance, her little oven door opened the wrong way. And there was no light in the oven that came on when she opened the door. This was just no good. Time to get modding.
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 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!
Quite a while ago, I made a “tally light indicator” prototype for my uncle’s CamMate. It was only a rough mockup, but functional. Here are the project highlights…
Time to get caught up on some old projects. Here’s the first of many…
I just got this Oral-B Sonic Complete. It has the coolest recharging dock in the world.