Now here’s a quick one. Something which should definitely come in handy if you’re looking to convert a japanese SCART cable to an european one. Perhaps off general interest too. Certainly not the only one of these floating around on the internet.
The XRGB Framemeister-Mini is about the most awesome thing ever for hooking up your RGB-outputting retro game consoles to any modern HDMI equipped screen. It does have one minor problem for us europeans though: The device ships with a SCART adapter pinned for japanese systems, and plugging your european gear to that is a big NO-NO. Good thing: it’s easy to mod into something euro-compatible!
Need a clean & elegant looking tv stand that will hide away all the equipment yet allow remote controllers to work through doors? Then check this out :)
Ever since I came across danish Unnu‘s wonderfully minimalistic tv stands, anything even slightly similar became a instant “must have” on my want-list. Biggest problem here: for me the nearest Unnu retailers are located ~400 km away in Stockholm, Sweden. Not exactly mail order stuff these tv stands..
No christmas special this year (thank
god.. err.. Flying Spaghetti Monster), so I thought I’d post a brief end-of-the-year summary.
2013 was special to me because I was fortunate enough to have a sabbatical, spending the year completely off the 9-to-5 routine, enjoying this and that at home and taking care of my kid. Oh so preciousssssssss-ssssss!
So what transpired during 2013? Looking back, the year saw me:
- Modding my good old AKAI S2000 for internal SCSI,
- tweaking the S-Video output of a Commodore C64,
- kludging a substitute for a mouse mat (very effectively still in use!),
- quick-hacking some lamps for a photoshoot and then,
- using the results to wrap up a long due build post (+ releasing a single on digital while at it),
- cabling up my Klee sequencer build and then
- somewhat out of the blue, making some blackcurrant leaf juice (!),
- re-working the preamp of my DIY spring reverb, Jerry Springer, and finally
- spending a few hours of a rainy dainy to organize home keys.
.. and all this enabled me to hit the 200 post mark.. Yay, I guess?
I also spent the better part of the year working on this big build project. I was really hoping to have it wrapped up by now, but other expenses forced me to postpone some part purchases etc. As it stands the build is about 95% done so there’s no way I’m dropping it this close to finish. The reason why I want to keep it under the lid for now, is to try a slightly different approach to all this DIY blogging. So bear with me, while I get the stuff done ;)
Aaaand that’s about it! I thank everyone of you subscribing the RSS feed and wish you the bestest of new year! 5-4-2-1 OFF-BLAST! \:D/
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Today autumn arrived to Helsinki in full force, bringing along a rainy gray day.. As if wanting to prep you for the dark winter times ahead. Stuck indoors with very little else than house chores to do, I decided to brighten my day with a quick hack: A Lego Key Organizer!