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Nitelite upgrade — another RGB thingy

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A few days ago I visited my parents. The main purpose was to ‘deposit’ my new Lecroy WaveAce 224 DSO. I bought it as a gift for myself, but I haven’t fulfilled all criteria to receive the gift yet. Therefore … Continue reading

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IKEA SAMTID modification — part 2

Not having the right tools is such a pain. The modification I’m planning to do requires cutting 72 round 35mm holes into the white plastic foil that forms the Ikea SAMTID’s “head”. I tried to do that with a scalpel, … Continue reading

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IKEA SAMTID modification — part 1

I have 3 Ikea Samtid lamps. They’re affordable, useful and the design is timeless. One is in my living room and started to bore me. That has to change. As the lamp can be dismantled very easily it’s begging for … Continue reading

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Using a standard Arduino to program V3 Matrix boards

A comment by Andy reminded me of the fact that a standard Arduino (non SMD types) comes with the FTDI chip and therefore can be used as a USB to TTL serial programmer too :-) To make it work you … Continue reading

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Modding a GBC-H212 Laminator

Objective: proper toner transfer for 2 sided 1.5mm PCBs Steps: check if 1.5mm PCBs pass through the unmodded laminator: (NO) remove paper guides to prevent PCB from getting stuck (OK) check if proper refusing takes place after about 2-4 passes: … Continue reading

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Making PCBs with the toner transfer method

Well… I thought this would be fun. I even got the pulsarprofx toner transfer paper and a laminator (GBC H212) because I couldn’t get proper results with my tiny clothes iron, but It did not work. The transfer paper itself … Continue reading

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