My Dream Dual boot Windows XP / Windows 10 PC

My Dream Dual boot Windows XP / Windows 10 PC

This project turned out to be one of the longest running projects I had for a long time. With part failures, changes and upgrades it just never seemed to be done. Well I finally finished it up and it is going to stay this way now ( except I need to now replace...

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Building a Hobbyist Go-Kit that fits in a 350Z

Building a Hobbyist Go-Kit that fits in a 350Z

As I have always been known for, if something needs to be fixed I will almost always get asked to do it. Everytime I went home or to my friends houses I was inevitably asked to fix something. So i decided to use up the spare carry case I had and build my "ultimate" go...

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PSP and PS Vita soft modding

PSP and PS Vita soft modding

With my growing obsession with retro gaming and I started getting interested in Sony's classic portable gaming system again, the PSP. I always had consoles as a kid and teenager and even still had some PSP parts from back in the day, including the blue PSP1000 that my...

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PiStation – Raspberry Pi 3B+ hidden in a PS1

PiStation – Raspberry Pi 3B+ hidden in a PS1

Seeing all the Retropie projects online got me looking at how I could put together one of my own but with a bit of a twist. I have seen a few people build a Raspberry Pi RetroPie rig inside a playstation shell before but they always used USB ports on the front for...

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PS3 Delidding and re-flow

PS3 Delidding and re-flow

It seems that the YLOD Phat PS3 issue is extremely common and without a BGA reflow station is almost impossible to permanently fix. What I heard was that if you catch it early enough and nobody else has ever opened the machine before you have a good chance of catching...

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Custom Rimu Computer Desk

Custom Rimu Computer Desk

My parents had a bad habit of renovating houses when I was growing up and one thing that came from it was a lot of reclaimed rimu timber from old kitchens, old wall studs, benches and shelves. Lucky for me, my grandad was a bit of a hoarder of nice timber and as he...

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Creating custom passport and notebook covers

Creating custom passport and notebook covers

Since forever I had carried one of those horrible plastic ticket and passport holders you get from the travel agencies when they give you your tickets. I have always destroyed them or them disintegrate by the end of my trip. I finally gave in and purchased some scrap...

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Giant Reign 2 1x Conversion and upgrades

Giant Reign 2 1x Conversion and upgrades

After constantly dropping chains and having gear shifting issues I decided to move up with the times and convert my 2016 Giant Reign 2 to a 1x system. But since those were hundreds of dollars I scoured Trademe to find a good condition second hand setup that would get...

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