Scanning keys

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 …

Interfacing with a human interface card

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 …

Restoring a template / een sjabloon restaureren

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 …

Upgrading, no, Killing my media PC

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.