Monday, December 29, 2014

Mason jar radio

I got the idea of putting an AM/FM radio into a Mason jar after a friend told me about this Kickstarter: The Public Radio. I thought it was a little overpriced, and way under-featured. It comes hard-programmed to just a single station.

So I took upon the challenge of breaking down a normal $12 radio, mounting the contents onto a lid of a Mason jar, and rewiring everything to keep it fully functional.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Motorcycle helmet unpainting

This helmet was painted yellow at one point in it's lifetime. (Not by me.) I had it sandblasted to its original white color. Now I'm using it as room decoration, and to hide my modem/router setup.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lock repinning

While lubing the deadbolt on my front door, I accidentally disassembled it a little more than I had planned. Time to learn how to repin so that my key will fit again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New shoes

My dad helped big time with this one. It was a physical struggle getting the tires off and on the rim. Next time, I'm just taking the wheel off and bringing it to a shop with a tire changing machine.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Frame sliders

An aftermarket attachment designed to take the brunt of the impact if the bike is dropped.

New toy: 2005 Ducati Monster 620 Dark

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TV console fan

The PC is going into a completely enclosed TV console. Adding a fan to keep it cool.
(Sorry for the cell phone pics, didn't have my camera on me.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sink P-trap

Medicine cabinet fail. I had a shelf collapse and drop part of my shaving razor down the drain. Here's taking off the P-trap to retrieve the sunken item.

1. The contents of a P-trap is a lot more gross than pictured. I cleaned it up for the photo. 
2. I have strainer on the bathroom sink now.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BMW e36 cabin air filter

The e36 has the most ridiculous location for an air cabin filter. It's deep underneath the dashboard. Changing it requires removing the entire glove compartment. I had a feeling it was rarely changed, but what I pulled out ended up being the car's original filter from 1998!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Logitech G700 mouse switch replacement

A pretty common malfunction for this mouse, after years of use, is to have the primary click button not keep the circuit closed when you hold it down. Click + hold sometimes registers as double click. Logitech has a lifetime warranty, but since this model is discontinued, and the newer model they would send (S700s) as a replacement is ugly looking, I decided to replace the problematic switch myself.

There's plenty of replacement Omron switches on ebay. Most mice use the same one, so you can even salvage one from an old unused mouse.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What I do to my old room

when I visit my parents.

Thursday, January 2, 2014