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11Oct/111

Raid system – 8TB home storage, on budget!

With the advent of higher definition Television, growing demand for high quality lossless audio as well as general madness the need for a reliable as well as flexible and large home storage solution grew rapidly for me. Just hammering more disks into your home router / server just won't nail it over the long term. So i've set out to build a cheap (per TB), (hopefully) longlasting as well as reasonably reliable home storage system for the enthusiast (read: "tinkering geek"). This was achieved using a custom made case for the parts as well as a lucky find for the adapter card. Read on for more...

23Sep/110

Simple selfmade Ramen, take one!

A little while ago i've set out to create simple yet tasty ramen which could be cooked in (almost) any western (especially german) kitchen. As some unsuccessfull experiments showed this wasn't too easy.

I've also burdened me with some constraints - it should require as little "active chef time" as possible. There are some things you can't change, amongst them that a good broth needs time to simmer. The second was that i've tried to use as few "exotic" ingredients as possible.

The result, which can be seen to our left, is neither great nor bad - but its a good start, not too pricey as well as not too complex.

 

 

1Jul/110

More Shirt Stuff: T-Shirt Logo Ideas!

As one of our dear old projects i've ever wanted to finish will probably never go live i'd like to use this post as a kind of memorial: I'm talking about www.shareshirt.de which was thought to become a free (as in free speech) T-Shirt logo sharing site. Everything would've been high quality vectors and licensed under creative commons or similar license, we'd have links to all the large printing companies and nobody would be depandant on "spreadshirt shops" or anything idiotic like that anymore. Sadly we/i don't have the time to implement those ideas anymore, so i'll just link it to this post and always update it. Maybe, just maybe there will be a day when a real sharing site goes online on that domain ... But back to shirts, hers the overview:


But theres more! Everything including the vectors in the nice vector format "svg" will be found inside.

 

20Apr/113

Chun Plushie – more Mahjong madness!

Who doesn't like a good hanpai in a starting hand? Who wouldn't love a dora-kan in every hand? This article will help you getting the flow with a better starting hand - it will describe how to sew you own giant Mahjongg Tile Plushie (Chun)!

Please read on for a more detailed howto on how to sew one...

7Apr/110

PicPost: Headphones Amplifier

Since a long time i wanted to check out DIY Amplifier design and building (see http://ideas.kanojo.de/ for a rough timeline oO). As a first-tryer i opted for a Headphones amp as a friend is a real HighEnd-Headphones fanatic and well ... it's simpler and cheaper - you don't need large capacitors, big heatsinks, uber-powersupplies ... all nice n tiny.

The Amplifier itself is a TexasInstruments TPA1517NE Class-AB Amplifier that is driven at a voltage of 18V (to be able to supply a reasonable signal for high-impedance (600ohms) headphones. The Schematic is almost the application note except for enlarged output capacitors to lower the cutoff frequency of the output-filter. Both powersupply and amp reside on on PCB.

The casing is made from 15mm Multiplex, routered at the edges. The volume-control knob is also routered from the same 15mm MPX material. The edges are routered along with 45*

Buuut, as this is a picpost, here they come:

16Mar/113

Say hi to the KanojoFrame!

Hi and welcome to a new full fledged (i at least hope so) tutorial to hack together a fast-switch picture frame, our so-called "KanojoFrame". As i must admit the idea is not fully genuinely ours, we designed and built it with the moo-frame from the excellent business-card supplier moo.com: Moo Mosaic-Frame.

The idea is to have a frame thats front glass plate is dismount- and mountable in the glimpse of a eye thus allowing to change the contents without too much of a hassle. The other aspect is that the whole content of the frame is made up of a mosaic of mini-pictures framed by small but thick cardboard frames. You can then use cardboard spacer to lay the small framed image-"cards" (moo.com are half business cards, ours are roughly creditcard-size) out in every way you want to create a nice compilation of the works displayed!

The frame itself is quite flat, 6mm without glass, rougly 8.5mm with the glass front attached. The glass it held by a couple of strong rare-earth magnets and sits very tight, so no worries about falling glass. The inner frame can hold around 7*3(=21) of our cardboard-mini-frames, but ... see for yourself! And if you feel like it, make one yourself....

7Dec/100

Free/Open Wireless Sync your iPhone with Linux!

While using 3.x on my iPhone free (as in self-hosted and "free as in free speech") syncing was a bit of tinkering here and there but worked. With iOS 4 Apple introduced a new scheme for the Calendar (which used to be a nicely and sanely formatted sqlite file), so all the sync-tools aren't really working anymore. Iphonesync (required J/B Phones and synced to e.g. Funambol) can still read notes(?) and addresses but can't sync the calendar anymore. So i was looking for another option to sync this thingy - and found one (or two) ...

4Oct/101

Custom Figure Display, Part 2

Heyyas there,

here comes part two of the "custom modelkit/figure display" series (or whatever you'd call it). A custom display for figures, modelkits, whatever - you name it! It's a crossover between a glass-case/cabinet and a shelf. It combines the idea of hanging it on the wall with a glass-case so the figures/GKs don't collect too much dust. This time - unfortuneatly - i don't have pictures of the quality and detail of the other tutorials, but i will try to describe the working parts as good as possible.

13Jan/100

AmiAmi.com RSS

Maybe some of you like figures (as in figmas, nendos, etc.) and know www.AmiAmi.com - which is a great shop. It just poses one problem - it offers no RSS feed that allows you to stay up to date to whether items get available, get into preorder or are restocked. So you may miss the item you want due to the completely crazy japanese habit of buying everything that was just restocked out in mere hours.

As we have also been disstatisfied with that we wrote a parser for AmiAmi that creates a RSS feed. You may also subscribe it, it's update twice a day at 16:00 and 04:00 Europe/Berlin time every day. You can find it on:

http://ghostdub.de/~eefi/rss.xml

Maybe it'll help you harvesting the Otaku loot you want :P.

7Jan/101

Sudoh-Bucks Mug (svg inside)

Be awed by the Christmas present from roBernd we got 😀 (Thanks again! It's great, I always use it when I'm in front of the computer which means.. a lot.) It's the Sudoh-Bucks mug from ToraDora!. Unfortunately we dropped one 🙁 when it was still in it's package. Hey, roBernd, if you're on your way to make more, give us a call xD