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.
Most people know me to be cheap. How cheap? Well, I somehow see the logic in buying a broken USB mouse on eBay in the hopes of fixing it, rather than paying full price for the mouse new. Don’t laugh just yet. I fixed it.
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…
My wife just got a Subaru Outback 2.5i station wagon. She’s in love with station wagons. No, seriously. Station wagons have been her dream car body style forever. It’s like she’s been a stereotypical soccer-mom-in-training since high school. That said, by her account I drive a station wagon too. I’m not going to split hairs with her. Tomato, to–MAH-to.
Anyway, in Sarah’s previous car 1 — which goes without saying was a station wagon — she used one of those Belkin iCarPlay iPod FM transmitters to get her iPod music into her factory stereo receiver. Since getting the Outback 2, I jumped at the chance to do this right. That is to say, get a better sound quality input into her car’s factory stereo.
Time to get caught up on some old projects. Here’s the first of many…
Why buy a $20 AC outlet tester, when you can build one for free?