Day: February 5, 2006

HOW TO – Notebook Akku Hot-swapper

HOW TO – Notebook Akku Hot-swapper

Img 317AkkuMattr’s handy Instructable “The “Notebook Akku Hot-swapper” is a device which allows to exchange the rechargeable battery of a Notebook during runtime avoiding the need to shutdown/poweroff the system before the exchange.” Link.

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HOW TO – Notebook Akku Hot-swapper

HOW TO – Notebook Akku Hot-swapper

Img 317AkkuMattr’s handy Instructable “The “Notebook Akku Hot-swapper” is a device which allows to exchange the rechargeable battery of a Notebook during runtime avoiding the need to shutdown/poweroff the system before the exchange.” Link.

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Whisky bottle PC

Whisky bottle PC

WhiskypcJanos’s awesome case mod! “I already had a powerful computer setup so I wanted something more quiet, small and low power consumptioning to function as a basic home server. I love to tinker with hardware etc. so I wanted to make something quite unique for a case. I have seen many nice and creative cases before but none of them were made out of a bottle. In November I bought an industrial 3.5″ SBC board (with Socket370). For the project I selected a 1.5 litre Ballantine’s bottle for case. That was the proper size and shape for the task at hand.” [via] Link.

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Whisky bottle PC

Whisky bottle PC

WhiskypcJanos’s awesome case mod! “I already had a powerful computer setup so I wanted something more quiet, small and low power consumptioning to function as a basic home server. I love to tinker with hardware etc. so I wanted to make something quite unique for a case. I have seen many nice and creative cases before but none of them were made out of a bottle. In November I bought an industrial 3.5″ SBC board (with Socket370). For the project I selected a 1.5 litre Ballantine’s bottle for case. That was the proper size and shape for the task at hand.” [via] Link.

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Electronics Tutorial

Electronics Tutorial

LedcircuitGreg from DIY live writes “I know that starting out in Electronics can be intimidating. There is a lot that you have to understand in order to really get a grasp of electronics. Sure, you can find some schematics, and put them together, but without understanding what resistor to put with a LED, and why you pick that resistor for that LED, then you can’t really do much except for just copy other people’s designs. I decided to find a few links for everyone to go to that will help them understand circuits, and circuit design.” Link.

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External Hard Drive Modification

External Hard Drive Modification

MoneyshotChris writes “You can save money on an expensive hard drive enclosure, by adding a connector for a cooling fan, replacing some LEDs, and lengthening a power cord. A relatively simple mod, it fixes almost everything that makes this cheap enclosure so cheap, using only materials found in a nerdy basement.” Link.

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Skype payphone…

Skype payphone…

Img 316SkypeUnigamer writes “My dream has come true. Ever since last summer when I saw the Skype Video Payphone, I wanted to have a payphone hooked up to VOIP. Not long after I saw that article on Makezine, I put a “wanted” ad on Craigslist Sacramento for a Payphone. I said I wanted it for a project, didn’t have a lot of money I can spend on it, and it didn’t have to be working. I left it alone, never thinking I’d get a response from anyone.” Link. Hopefully, I’ll have time to accept real money in the MAKE payphone soon and have that converted to Skype credits…

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