DroboProFS – the quietening

DroboProFS – the quietening

After working with an 8 bay Drobo NAS at my old work and being impressed at how reliable it was, I picked up one on eBay cheap and got it shipped over. Loaded it with 4 Seagate 1TB drives and....it was noisy as shit. Pulling it apart I instantly ripped it apart and...

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$10 Ryobi belt sander gets new life

$10 Ryobi belt sander gets new life

For a while I frequented the local tip shop/refuse centre where I often picked up broken tech that I could repair or give a new lease on life. On this trip I managed to find an old Ryobi belt sander sitting in the corner at a $10 price tag. It looked in pretty good...

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Fit for purpose console shelf

Fit for purpose console shelf

As my console and retro gaming obsession began to take hold and with my tiny room to hold it all I had to come up with a easy setup solution. Luckily I had the chance to grab all the left over rimu timber from my poppa's old shed from our previous projects. Sizing it...

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Composite Modding an Atari 2600 Jr

Composite Modding an Atari 2600 Jr

I received a few Atari 2600's as gifts or as part of another bundle I purchased and since I had more than one, I felt fine with keeping one stock and modding the other one for composite video and audio instead of the RF signal out. The RF out was absolutely awful and...

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Soft modding a couple of Playstation 2’s

Soft modding a couple of Playstation 2’s

After seeing Mr Mario's softmodding video I decided to dig out my old PS2's from the box that had as a kid and put some of the old hardware to use. At the same time I was definitely wanting to make these work with modern TV's as best as I can. I started with ordering...

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Cheap and dirty test bench

Cheap and dirty test bench

If you ever need a testing rig, rip apart an old PC case and build one. When I was looking at building some "ultimate" rigs based on each era 'Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 7' I had a lot of parts sitting around that I needed to test together, test if they worked at...

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Custom Cards Against Humanity Storage Box

Custom Cards Against Humanity Storage Box

As did most people, around 2015-2016 I got introduced to Cards Against Humanity, one of the best party games ever. But unlike everyone else, I always go over board when I get into something new. So when I got hooked to the game a went a purchased every single...

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5 Xboxes for the price of one

5 Xboxes for the price of one

As part of an absolute jackpot of a score, I happened to show up at the local refuse station shop just as they put out all of the old Xboxes and Playstation 2's and managed to talk the guy down to $50 if I took the whole lot. I ended up with 5 Original xboxes, 6...

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Bringing some Nintendo’s back from the dead

Bringing some Nintendo’s back from the dead

At the start of my retro gaming obsession were a bunch of NES Nintendos. And like my usual self, I refused to pay heaps for them so I ended up buying 3 non functional NES's with the intention of repairing them all and selling two of them off. Little did I know the...

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Ultimate Superman / Batman Beer Pong Table

Ultimate Superman / Batman Beer Pong Table

This project turned out so well I just can't believe it was put together in a night whilst drinking too much bourbon and rum. How it started It all started when I wanted a beer pong table for my leaving party / birthday party. But I couldn't just have any old table,...

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