Reviving a XYZ Da Vinci 1.0A 3D printer

Reviving a XYZ Da Vinci 1.0A 3D printer

After visiting my friend for a few times and seeing this old XYZ Da Vinci sitting on the ground I said to him that I would take it off his hands and try and get it going. He said he had it for a few years and never got it to work, but since I had recent good success...

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Mini First Aid it in a Northface Pack

Mini First Aid it in a Northface Pack

This project isn't specifically a build project, but it is something that I have wanted to put together for a long time. When I was in Nepal I picked up a small "legit" Northface mini pack as I thought it would be good for first aid kit, something that I have never...

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Pentium Pro Revival

Pentium Pro Revival

$20 pickup After an awesome find on Facebook marketplace I came home with a Pentium 2 and Pentium Pro machine. Both had their issues. This one had a bad bios battery and a dead VRM board, something that wasn't apparent right away. The machine actually booted up at...

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Makerbot Replicator 2 Restoration

Makerbot Replicator 2 Restoration

I don't think I would ever recommend buying a broken 3D printer as your first printer, it is a very steep learning curve. One thing is for certain though, you quickly learn how it all works and I don't think I could have chosen a better one to begin on. The MakerBot...

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4×4 Fuzz Experiment Pedal

4×4 Fuzz Experiment Pedal

As with a lot of my projects they seem to be long running and never get done. Well with the 2020 lockdown I had plenty of time to get through some projects, probably obvious by the volume of things I have been posting lately. Well this one was an idea I have had for a...

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Quick and Clean audio switching

Quick and Clean audio switching

After needing getting to a point of upgrading my main rigs to a ultrawide screen and going between PC and Mac I came into the strange need to have a way to switch the 3.5mm audio out to run into my desktop speakers. I tried using the speaker/audio out from my monitor...

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Building a proper NAS

Building a proper NAS

This was one of the longest running projects that I have had running. Since forever I have tried to get a proper media storage solution working. It first started with when I had the 4 bay DroboProFS. It was good for years but always had some gotcha's. It was tethered...

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Building the most modern Windows 98 PC

Building the most modern Windows 98 PC

This was one of the most frustrating projects that I have done do date. It took me right back to those painful days of installing drivers, blue screens, crashes, hardware incompatibilities and re-installs. I don't think I have installed any OS more than Windows 98. On...

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Gradual upgrades to a 350z

Gradual upgrades to a 350z

In an on-going to quest to log all the projects that I work on I am going to keep this article as a running log of all the improvements, changes and maintenance I have done to my 350z. Blacking out the badges and bumper I had seen a few Z's rolling around with blacked...

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One pedal board to rule them all

One pedal board to rule them all

This article was suppose to be two different articles but I took so long to do them that I ended up making a new pedal board and thought I would just create one log entry for them both. As usual I have made to many of something and I wanted to have a pedal board for...

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