Now that I deciphered where everything goes and how everything works, it was time to make sure I build a foundation to make the I/O a little more usable, instead of fetching raw data. Fist stop: make the input buttons accessible. Working with keypresses is actually not as simple as I intuitively thought. If you […]
I found an old beaten-up CD player a while back, and decided to take out the human interface card, with the LCD and buttons on it. In a previous post, I found out where all the connections on the PCB go and how they connect the buttons, LCD and chips together and what they do. […]
I found an old beaten-up CD player (a Philips AK601) next to the trash container a while back.I picked it up, found it not worthy of being taken back into use, so I decided to open it up and maybe gut it for parts. I found a couple of motors inside, but what really drew […]
Sporenplan.nl — Track maps of the trains Netherlands, and partially of Belgium, Germany and other countries, and tram & metro of the Netherlands Cartometro.com (formerly carto.metro.free.fr) — Track maps of most French city rail (metro & tram) systems and a few abroead, among which London Urbanrail.net — Network maps of most urban rail systems in […]
How to make DIY cable binders from double-sided velcro.
Hoe zelf kabelbinders maken van dubbelzijdig klittenband.
The ship I sailed on a lot, the Ebenhaëzer, is a so-called klipperaak — a ship with the front of a clipper and the rear of an aak.The front of a clipper — sometimes — has klipper curls [examples], which is a painted floral ornament, symmetrical on both sides Het schip waar ik veel op […]
I decided to walk the GR412 – Sentier des Terrils — a walk along the coal mining axis — and thus spoil tip (Terril) axis of Wallonia. The GR runs from Blegny, close to Maastricht, to Bernissart, on the French border. Ik heb besloten de GR412 – Sentier des Terrils te lopen — een wandeling […]
List of Terrils
While hiking, my main concern is logging my track, and sometimes routing, and a long battery life. Walking with a phone plugged into a powerbank is possible, but it’s a pain (the cables become dislodged or worse: bent)
I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 as media centre, with beamer attached.It played most movies well, but some stuttered. It turned out this box doesn’t have the oomph to play movies. Adding a graphics card would help that. Today, I tried to add that graphics card, succeeded, and about 3 minutes afterwards, killed this pc.